Be it air conditioners, pool dehumidifiers, hot-air heating systems, or inverter heat pumps – the range offered by Remko is constantly growing. But each new product brings around 50 spare parts and accessories with it, and they need to be available for several years. Founded in 1976, the company primarily sells seasonal products such as construction-site heaters; this means it is vital to ensure that technical and service partners receive genuine spare parts quickly.
An expert in air-conditioning and heating technology, the Remko headquarters are situated next to a customer center and also a new spare-parts warehouse. To bring all these sections together efficiently, this manufacturer of air-conditioning systems, heating systems, and heat pumps combines a dynamic racking system with a stationary one.
META HIGH-CLIP Multi-tier shelving system
The three-tier META HIGH-CLIP shelving system and the META MULTIBLOC mobile pallet racking system provide space for a total of 8000 spare parts.
The overriding aim of the new plan was to incorporate as many items as possible in the new hall. At the same time, it was important to obtain an optimum balance between staff deployment and picking time.
The two warehouse employees retrieve between 500 and 2000 items per day. Incoming goods goes through around ten processes per day. During the winter, demand is primarily for heater parts, while in summer the focus is on air conditioning. These fluctuating seasonal requirements are the reason behind opting for random storage, where individual items have no fixed storage position but are flexible in their storage location depending on the access height and the type of item. The range of Remko spare parts contains individual components covering a vast variety of sizes. This meant that a racking system was required that offers efficient storage of both large parts such as compressors and small parts such as nozzles.
The basis of the META MULTIBLOC mobile pallet racking system is 32 meter-long running and guide rails, which were positioned before the base was cast. Arranged on six carriages, the 15 meter-long rack elements glide along the rails at the push of a button. Each of the carriages bears and moves a load of up to 120 tonnes. The elements of the mobile pallet racking system move at a speed of 4.5 meters per minute and carefully dock against rubber buffers on the neighboring rack row. As only one aisle is required for stocking or removal, the racking can be pushed together. This increases warehouse capacity and thus Remko efficiency.