Due to the different warehouse materials, the Arnsberg-based warehouse technology expert META used different system solutions for the respective areas. In the area where small parts are warehoused and order picking takes place, the META CLIP boltless rack system with over 2,500 shelves was used to ensure a clear overview of the different products warehoused. The arrangement of the aisle in a U-shape and the corresponding positioning of the fast-moving items achieve short routes and thus a more efficient picking system. The efficient result of the shared warehouse planning is especially evident when you look at the routes in the small-parts area, where the average picking distance was reduced by 50% to 35 m.
The planning in this area took future requirements into consideration, as the complete META CLIP system can be extended and thus enables, if necessary, the warehouse capacity to be doubled in an additional construction stage.
As the central feature of the replenishment processes during manufacturing, META installed the META MULTIBLOC mobile rack systems that were equipped with heavy cantilever racks to store a total of 324 frames for long goods. Thanks to this storage variation, it is possible to increase the warehouse capacity by up to 110% on the same area compared with a fixed racking system. This means maximum use of space with simultaneous access to every storage position. Even here, if necessary, it is possible to construct a second mobile rack system in a further expansion stage by means of an already prepared rail system.
To provide warehouse space for replenishments or as seasonal buffer storage, and for the storage of various other goods, we relied on the META MULTIPAL S pallet racking system with which 376 pallet spaces could be created. In addition, the innovative warehouse solutions provided by META MULTIPAL A-frame racks for the upright storage of individual long goods and the META SPEED-RACK packing table in the picking area contribute to the efficient processing of production and picking orders.