Dutch supermarket giant, Hoogvliet, recently collaborated with A-SAFE safety specialists to install a number of high quality safety solutions to enhance the protection of its employees and machinery whilst boosting efficiency.
Hoogvliet, one of the leading supermarket chains in Holland, opened their new 72,000 square meter facilities in 2020 with the growth of the business and the demand for further capacity.
Equipped with the latest technology, the Hoogvliet distribution centre, which is based in Bleiswijk, Netherlands, features a highly efficient operation which is mostly automated.
The operation includes array of automatic processes such as; feed-stations, pallet drop off and depalletization onto trays. Further to this, products are moved around the facilities via conveyor belts and picked by thirteen fully automation Order Picking Machines (OPM) or Semi-Automatic Car Pick Systems (CPS). Although mostly automated, there is still a requirement for pedestrian access and vehicle access around the centre.
Collision with a steel system causes considerable damage to the trucks and concrete floors on which the steel barriers are attached to. That’s definitely not the case with A-SAFE polymer, leading to a great cost reduction.
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