Grand Rapids, MI -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/16/2016 -- viastore SYSTEMS, a leading material handling automation systems and software company, partnered with Americold to better manage the needs of their customer more effectively and with less labor.
Americold, the leading global third-party logistics (3PL) provider of temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics services to the food industry, turned to viastore SYSTEMS to expand its facility space to better serve regional customers.
"Having previously expanded a conventional warehouse on this property, we had essentially run out of space to build out," recalls David Bridger, Americold's AS/RS Operations Manager at the Indianapolis location. "So in 2011 we worked with viastore to design and build a 110-foot-tall, rack-supported building with a conveyor-fed pallet-handling automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) to utilize the vertical space."
The conventional facility already housed 28,000 pallet positions across 440,000 square feet; when the AS/RS building opened, it added another 21,000 pallet positions in just over 96,000 square feet. The AS/RS was initially engineered with the capability to automatically replenish multi-level order picking positions integrated within the racking structure and pick tunnels at floor level.
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About viastore SYSTEMS, Inc.
For over 40 years, viastore SYSTEMS, Inc. has been a leading international provider of automated material handling solutions including AS/RS (automated storage and retrieval systems) and conveyor systems, warehouse management systems software, material flow and process controls, and integrated SAP logistics solutions. The company employs over 470 people worldwide and has annual sales of over $140 Million. viastore's focus is on consulting and planning, together with the implementation and constant improvement of intralogistics solutions with locations in Germany, USA, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Russia, China, Croatia, Turkey, Poland, Israel, Ukraine, Sweden, and Brazil.
viastore SYSTEMS, with North American headquarters in Grand Rapids, MI, (http://www.us.viastore.com) is an integrated and certified partner for all major ERP system database and operating system suppliers such as SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft. viastore SYSTEMS earned a return spot on Food Logistics' 2015 FL100+ list of software and technology providers whose products and solutions are key to the global food supply chain. viastore SYSTEMS is a proud member of MHI.
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