Sydney Coca-Cola site to feature in Swisslog global virtual tour

Swisslog Australia

Friday, 09 July, 2021

Sydney Coca-Cola site to feature in Swisslog global virtual tour

Coca-Cola’s high bay warehouse in Northmead, a suburb of Sydney, handles 60 million unit cases of soft drinks per year and 2000 cans and 600 PET bottles per minute. This high bay has the capacity to store more than 55,000 pallets, which is the equivalent of 158 million cans.

The company is using a Swisslog Automatic Storage and Retrieval (ASRS) system to enhance operational efficiency and safety, while also delivering improved customer service and stock availability. The Swisslog automation solution at Coca-Cola Europacific Partners’ Northmead site will feature as part of Swisslog’s ‘World Automation Tour’ series, where a Swisslog logistics consultant and onsite engineer will virtually walk through the automated warehouse in a guided tour.

The CCEP Northmead virtual automation tour will go live on 14 July from 4–5 pm AEST (register here), providing viewers the opportunity to experience automation in action and have any questions answered in real time.

“The tour joins automation solutions from Berlin, London, Barcelona, New York and more, as Swisslog adapts to the global COVID-19 environment and seeks to continue to offer insights into our advanced solutions,” said Sean Ryan, Head of Sales and Consulting, Swisslog Australia. “CCEP Northmead is an outstanding example of a solution that consolidated storage space, improved accuracy, enhanced efficiency and facilitated further growth for the customer. And with these virtual tours, viewers can see all this from their workplace, lounge room or local cafe.”

Given CCEP’s high pallet storage requirement and its limited availability of onsite space, the solution maximises vertical height using Swisslog’s Vectura stacker crane automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS).

Swisslog’s Vectura crane technology is an energy-efficient high bay warehouse pallet stacker crane used in more than 2000 customer projects globally. Vectura cranes can perform equally well in temperatures as low as -30°C in a frozen food warehouse or in ambient environments as high as 50°C. Depending on the storage density and throughput requirements of a warehouse, it can handle one, two or more loads in single, double, triple and multi-deep layouts.

In high buildings and where land space is limited, Vectura cranes operate at heights up to 50 m. Vectura cranes are also a more sustainable technology, with up to 20% lower energy consumption compared to traditional cranes, due to an innovative mast design and lighter crane weight.

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