Swisslog awarded major order by dairy group TINE
Buchs/Aarau, 4 December 2009 – TINE BA, Norway’s largest
producer, distributor and exporter of dairy products, has commissioned Swisslog to design and implement
a new distribution center in Oslo, Norway. The order value amounts to approximately MCHF 35.
greenfield distribution center will be integrated with the existing production plant located in Kalbakken/Oslo.
The new facility will support TINE’s objectives of enabling future growth and efficient logistics operations.
“Our facilities need to perform strongly in order to meet the increasing competition. This project will
secure the expansion of our logistics and production capacities for fresh food in eastern Norway,“ says
Kjell Sårheim, CEO of TINE Meieriet Øst.
The order underlines Swisslog’s reputation as a leading supplier of state-of-the-art automated logistics solutions for the Food & Beverage industry. "We are pleased to have been entrusted by TINE with this demanding logistics project," says Ulf Wallin, Head of Swisslog’s Warehouse & Distribution Solutions operations in Scandinavia. The distribution center will feature two high-bay warehouses, pallet conveyors, an Order Release Module subsystem for automated dispensing of “blue trays”, a monorail system, and special pallets to handle roller containers, among other things. Swisslog will implement its own software products WarehouseManagerTM and AutomationManagerTM. Moreover, it will be responsible for the controls as well as the realization and overall integration of the warehouse logistics systems. The operational start of the facility is sequenced in three phases, with the first scheduled for early 2012.
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Swisslog is a global provider of integrated logistics solutions for warehouses, distribution centers and hospitals. Its comprehensive services portfolio ranges from building complex warehouses and distribution centers to implementing Swisslog's own software to intra-company logistics solutions for hospitals.
Swisslog’s solutions optimize customers’ production, logistics and distribution processes in order to increase flexibility, responsiveness and quality of service while minimizing logistics costs. With years of experience in the development and implementation of integrated logistics solutions, Swisslog provides the expertise that customers in more than 50 countries around the world rely on.
Headquartered in Buchs/Aarau, Switzerland, Swisslog currently employs over 2 000 staff in 20 countries worldwide. The group’s parent company, Swisslog Holding AG, is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (security number: 1232462, Telekurs: SLOG, Reuters: SLOG.S). For more information, visit www.swisslog.com