BSS realizes new GDC for Rittal

The Rittal GmbH & Co. KG has charged the BSS Materialflussgruppe as general contractor for the realization of the new Global Distribution Center (GDC) of Haiger.

Characteristic of the new GDC is the variety of the automation solutions. In addition to an automatic pallet high bay warehouse, it has room for a powerful electric pallet conveyor system, a bin shuttle system and an extensive pallet and bin conveyor system with a total of 18 integrated order picking places as well as  pallet strapper, winders and labeler.

Rittal with its headquarters in Herborn is a world leading system supplier for enclosures, power distribution, climate control, IT infrastructure as well as software & services. Founded in 1961, the company is now worldwide represent with 11 production sites, 64 subsidiaries and 40 agencies. Rittal has decided in favor for the new GDC to cope the growing grade of demands for availability, throughput and service.

In the future, the GDC make sure the supply of currently 64 subsidiaries, 7 sales and logistics center in Germany, more than 40 international representative offices and 10 production facilities.

BSS implemented in this project, a fully automated high bay warehouse with eight lanes. The 32 m high and 102 m long warehouse has a storage capacity of about 21 000 pallets. It is built as a silo and is directly adjacent to the existing building. The warehouse is operated by eight automated stacker cranes for the single-deep storage.

In the new shuttle system for containers approximately 24 000 parking spaces will be created. It is designed for maximum performance and high storage density in a confined space.

As a link between the goods receipt, picking and goods issue acts the powered pallet conveyor system with their 12 vehicles.

Construction of the logistics is at the end of october 2013, completion is planned for autumn 2014.


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