Jonesboro, AR -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/14/2016 -- Liquor Control Board of Ontario acknowledged Hytrol and its Integration Partners Norpak and Columbia Machines as they achieved high efficiencies with proprietary, patent-pending pallet load-building systems. Judy Rice, Contributing Editor for Packaging World reported that the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, (LCBO) a Canadian provincial Crown corporation in Ontario, Canada, processes more than 50 million cases and runs a 500,000 square feet warehouse. The Durham Retail Service Center was the recipient of the 2015 Supply Chain Achievement Award from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) in recognition of their patent-pending load-building system. LCBO Executive VP George Soleas said, "Without the talent, vision, and commitment of the team at LCBO, Hytrol, Norpak, Millar Systems, and Columbia Machine, there is no way this would have been possible."
The Liquor Control Board of Ontario is one of the world's largest buyers and retailers of alcoholic beverages. LCBO offers approximately 24,000 products annually to consumers and licensed establishments from more than 80 countries. The Board operates five retail service centers and processes more than 92 million cases of products per year. State-of-the-art automated palletization technology is required to make this high-volume system work at optimum efficiencies.
The Model HL2000 palletizer from Columbia Machine, Inc. is a centerpiece of LCBO's award-winning load-building system. The automated, high-stability palletizing technology stacks varying case sizes using an algorithm technique.
Norpak Handling Limited was brought into the project to develop the conveyor layout, design, and engineering that would work optimally with the MSI software. Norpak, in turn, worked with Hytrol to design and engineer the unique conveyors to support case transport, buffering, and delivery to the Columbia palletizer.
Hytrol (http://www.hytrol.com) designs and manufactures advanced conveyor systems, controls, and solutions for customers with processing, manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution needs. For almost 70 years, Hytrol has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to understanding the unique material handling needs of businesses. Hytrol is focused on creating innovative, customized conveyor solutions that help companies achieve their goals. For the first time in Hytrol's history, they have over 1000 employees.
Hytrol's Technology Center is the birthplace for many industry-changing innovations, such as EZLogic® zero-pressure accumulation and E24™, an energy efficient, 24-volt solution and an extensive line of advanced sortation offerings, ProSort 400 Elite series high speed shoe sorter, as well as the ProSort MRT series narrow belt sorter.
Hytrol is experiencing consistent growth; 2016 will be the company's best year ever and significant plant expansion continues. Hytrol is strengthened by its Integration Partner Network with 100+ locations worldwide. Hytrol is a proud member of RILA (Retail Industry Leaders Association) MHI, CEMA (Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association), along with IABSC (International Association of Baggage System).
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