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Modernizing intralogistics with software-driven automation

Intralogistics system integrator, Cimcorp, with its software-driven automation will be exhibiting at LogiMAT, which takes place from May 31 to June 2 in Stuttgart, Germany.

The firm will be demonstrating holistic solutions to amp up the intralogistics of the major players in the food retail industry. To meet their customers’ intralogistics challenges, they integrate advanced robotic technologies and software with leading-edge material handling systems.

Netto Marken-Discount automates logistics centre with Cimcorp
German food retailer Netto Marken-Discount, boasting the largest range of groceries in the discount segment, is automating its logistics for fresh produce with Cimcorp. This makes Netto the very first German retailer to use this system.

“Getting fresh fruit and vegetables from producers to the branches is an absolute race against the clock. In many cases, only a few hours pass between receipt at our logistics centers and delivery to our stores. In Cimcorp, we have found a service provider to supply us with a solution for fully automated order picking of ergonomically packed fruit and vegetable pallets, a solution that meets the requirements of our branches – fast, reliably, and cost-effectively,“ says Christina Stylianou, Head of Corporate Communications at Netto Marken-Discount.

If successfully commissioned, the retail organization plans to implement additional automated logistics systems at its other storage locations. Cimcorp has already successfully deployed automated facilities in the fruit and vegetable sector in other European countries.

Freshness is paramount
Firstly, Cimcorp's solutions are designed to speed up warehouse operations. This is vital for perishable food items in order to maximize their freshness. “Freshness is synonymous with quality in grocery retail,” explains Kai Tuomisaari, Cimcorp’s VP, Sales. “With limited sales windows for fresh food, faster order processing means that freshness is maximized at the retail store, giving a longer shelf life for perishable products.”

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