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Ongoing success in the organic and natural food industry with logistics automation

Timo Landener 1 June 2023
An efficient solution for intralogistics processes is essential when it comes to meeting the rising demand for organic and natural food products. Swisslog offers a wide range of services for every stage of your supply chain – all from a single source.
Leading organic and natural food companies rely on intralogistics from Swisslog

Strategic advantage on the road to success

  • Proven industry expertise with success stories in production and distribution logistics, retail order processing and online shopping dispatch.
  • Energy-efficient, automatic pallet storage and reliable small-volume handling
  • Software solutions along your entire supply chain
VIDEO: Alnatura's sustainable distribution center

Alnatura, Germany: High-bay pallet warehouse and small-volume shuttle

Alnatura's distribution center in Lorsch, which features particularly sustainable construction and operation, stands 17.5 meters high and is built entirely of wood. This new logistics center will reduce CO2 emissions – thanks to improved insulation and natural cooling, there is no need for artificial air conditioning.

Swisslog's CycloneCarrier shuttle system has enabled Alnatura to centralize their warehouse logistics of small-volume organic items for the company’s expanding network of stores. This environmentally-friendly solution shortens transport routes and allows Alnatura to manage a larger range of articles.

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Timo Landener
Innovation Manager, Swisslog Corporate Development
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