Ambitious logistics automation project for INTERMARCHÉ — ULMA Begira

Ambitious logistics automation project for INTERMARCHÉ

ULMA Handling Systems has developed a logistics automation project with the company LUG, a subsidiary of AGROMOUSQUETAIRES (INTERMARCHÉ), in order to improve its traceability and customer service.
Ambitious logistics automation project for INTERMARCHÉ
Jun 09, 2016

The logistics process at AGROMOUSQUETAIRES was entirely manual and after following a detailed study, the company decided to take a step forward and use ULMA's automated solution. Thanks to this, it now has an ultramodern, flexible automated logistics system which can adapt to market demands, new service policies and the latest products.

The innovative logistics automation system offered by ULMA will allow Agromousquetaires to select and convey up to 150,000 packages a day. The new, innovative facility designed by ULMA is equipped with a fully automated picking process which can collect 150,000 packages a day. The facility will include 4 layer picking robots, 4 stacker cranes (FSS) and 2 antropomorphic robots for automated collection of individual packages, thus minimising errors during the process, increasing speed and efficiency, and significantly improving traceability and customer service.

The solution also includes an automatic storage system capable of working with up to 10,000 pallets. This innovative system will be made up of 6 stacker cranes (unit load) and an automatic transport system which includes 10 STVs (Sorting Transfer Vehicle).

In order to ensure the reliability of the order picking system, a quality assurance system has been installed for all orders and variable weights samples, known as "automatic package scanning system", which can control 110 packages in just 10 seconds.

"For us the main attraction is the greater flexibility, precision and control in the automatic order picking system. It also brings benefits such as improved safety and ergonomics for workers and shorter transfer times"

Stephan Coicault, Director of the LUG plant and project