Jonesboro, AR -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/23/2016 -- Hytrol and the integration partner, Century Conveyor, worked diligently with SalSon Logistics to implement an automated material handling system capable of processing the customer's large volume of product. The conveyor system gives SalSon the ability to deconsolidate five times the amount of product compared to their previous system.
"We wanted to grow the business," Anthony Berritto, president/CEO of SalSon Logistics said. "We know we had the best piece of real estate in Port Newark. We were prepared to invest in a top notch system. This facility is very unique…when we took it over… when we designed the system with Hytrol, we tried to figure out what was the best way to move as many cartons as we could, get it loaded out to trucks, and delivered out into the biggest market in the United States."
Prior to implementing the Hytrol system, product sorting at SalSon was a manual process. Products were brought into the facility on simple flex conveyor. Labels were then sorted and scanned by hand, and delivered to pallet stations. Because the operation depended on physical labor, the daily output was limited by labor capacity. "Just to put things in perspective, prior to having this automated system we would sort on a huge day about 20,000 cartons," Berritto said. "Today, with the system in full force, we do about 100,000 cartons."
Founded in 1960, SalSon Logistics is a leading third-party logistics company, providing supply chain management solutions for a wide range of companies. Since its inception, SalSon has grown into a multimillion dollar company with locations throughout the eastern United States.
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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.
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