“With our tremendous growth we are dependent on a flexible and efficient storage system, which is why Bergfreunde has chosen AutoStore. Scalability, space efficiency and high performance were decisive factors for us. All our expectations on AutoStore and Element Logic have been more than fulfilled and we never regretted our decision”, says Ronny Höhn, Managing Director at Bergfreunde.
Currently Bergfreunde`s AutoStore system contains 145.000 bins, 125 robots and 31 erconomically optimized workstations – so-called carousel ports. As a general contractor, Element Logic did not only care about the seamless integration of additional AutoStore components, but also integrated conveyor technology with own control technology into the overall system, as well as automatic carton erectors, the latest labeling technology and state-of-the-art packaging machines, which optimally reduce the volume of all carton boxes. This means that all areas are redundantly set up on a total hall area of 10.800 m².
With regard to sustainability, one of the goals that Bergfreunde have set themselves is to reduce CO2 emissions per package by 30% until 2022. AutoStore by Element Logic makes a valuable contribution to achieving this goal, since it requires just a fraction of the energy consumed by classic automated storage and retrieval systems. In fact, ten AutoStore robots use the same level of energy as one vacuum cleaner, and every time a robot is lowering a bin or reducing its speed, energy is returned to the battery. Due to its compact design, AutoStore also doesn`t require aisles, resulting in less space that needs to be illuminated. In addition, energy- and space-efficient B + sealing machines ensure that the carton volume is reduced by up to 70 percent, so that less loading space is required. Through this measure, the transport volume has been reduced by 30 percent, which corresponds to around 500 truck journeys per year.