To support its growing business, Red Bull placed a repeat order in June 2011 for Interroll dynamic storage technology to be installed in a new distribution centre to support 12,670 pallet positions.
The company was seeking a solution to add and maximise the capacity of the distribution centre with the most suitable system for wooden pallets 1000mm wide x 1200mm deep x 1300mm high weighing up to 1000 kg. The new distribution centre would have to efficiently handle peak volumes of throughput, reduce travel distances and the number of forklift trucks. In addition, the installation needed to protect against damage through forklift truck operation and ensure a rapid return on investment.
Positive experience from first order
The positive experience gained with a flow storage solution from Interroll for 7700 pallets in a distribution centre built in 2009 motivated Red Bull to entrust Interroll with supplying dynamic storage equipment for the new warehouse.
Interroll approached this project using its expertise gained from many other live storage applications and provided a selection of viable layouts and organised site visits to demonstrate existing systems.
The new distribution centre provides safe and space-saving pallet handling with a total of 12,670 pallet positions for FIFO (first in, first out) pallet flow storage and LIFO (last in, first out) cart pushback storage.
The FIFO section has 7,840 pallet positions with gravity lanes accommodating 16 pallets each and 2 safety separators for maximum pallet handling safety, with the first separator in the middle of the lane.
The LIFO cart pushback section, storing a total of 4,830 pallets in lanes 4-deep and 5-deep, restricts all loading and unloading operations for 3 pushback blocks to 2 space-saving aisles.
Whether a company is distributing as was Red Bull, buffering or storing products – Interroll can assist with analysing of product throughputs, assess special requirements and develop tailor-made solutions to meet customers individual needs, improve efficiency with the right return on investments.
Mr Chris Middleton, Managing Director
Earlstrees Industrial Estate
Northants, NN17 4UX
Tel: +44(0) 1536 200 322
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