BSS is building a fully automatic high-bay storage system for pet food

The Ospelt Group with registered office in the Principality of Liechtenstein is a steadily growing family business. Over five decades, the Ospelt Group has transformed itself from a small butcher’s shop to an international group producing meat and sausage products on a larger scale.

The “Ospelt Petfood Anstalt”, a subsidiary company of the Ospelt Group, is producing high-quality animal nutrition for cats and dogs. The state-of-the-art plant has been founded 2012 and is manufacturing high-grade premium pet food made of fine ingredients and using balanced receipts.

Due to the success of the company and its rising turnover, the need for storage space and for optimized warehouse logistics was increasing. At the end of the year 2015, BSS Bohnenberg GmbH with headquarter in Solingen convinced with its logistics concept and has been awarded with the construction of a fully automated warehouse system.

BSS delivers a two-aisle automated warehouse in silo-construction for double deep storage of euro pallets and industrial pallets with finished products, the steel stairs and platforms, two stacker cranes for pallet handling and a complex conveyor technology with connection to the production area. BSS as general contractor also delivers the complete automation technology including visualization and the interface between PLC and SAP.

A part of the euro pallets is used as a load carrier for pairs of half- pallets. After leaving the high-bay warehouse, the half-pallets will be forwarded to a separation station where they will be taken off from the slave-pallet and then transported to the shipping area in pairs with all other pallets via transfer car. The empty slave-pallets will be collected separately and manually transported back to the production area.

The high-bay warehouse and the conveyor technology are designed to enable an extension of the warehouse (up to three aisles more) at any time without a loss of performance or an interruption of the production during the implementation period.

The logistics center will starts operation in the fourth quarter of 2016.

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