Kuehne + Nagel, Netherlands
Automatic Layer Picking
Kuehne + Nagel has invested in groundbreaking automation equipment from Riantics at their distribution centers in Raamsdonksveer and Veghel, which has lead to an “Oscar” as best European distribution platform from the French magazine “Le journal de la logistique”.
At the distribution center in Utrecht, the objective was once again to achieve intelligent material flow control for storage and retrieval, picking, and crossdocking.
Scope of delivery:
To attain intelligent, automated layer picking, Riantics' layer picking robots were chosen.
The cooperation between Kuehne + Nagel and Riantics has been a unique one characterized by a long and close history and a continuous dialogue throughout and after projects with benefits for both companies.
"Having the Riantics Layer Picker® installed on 3 sites gives Kuehne + Nagel a very flexible setup and has meant a lot of rationalization in the competitive 3PL market. Without the added value from the Layer Picker®, this would not have been possible".
- John Pelzer, Technical Manager, Kuehne + Nagel, Netherlands