Frozen goods storage with 37,000 rack positions
We have helped our client Kloosterboer Lelystad B.V. to implement one of the largest high-bay warehouse projects of the last 10 years.
Kloosterboer’s general contractor, Westfalia is currently implementing a new, fully automated frozen goods warehouse with more than 37,000 pallet rack positions in Lelystad in the Netherlands. Kloosterboer is an international logistics service provider, one of whose clients is McCain – the world’s largest producer of French fries. With this in mind, the new warehouse has been designed as an expansion of Kloosterboer’s service portfolio.
Since early 2019, a total of six identical storage and retrieval machines convey the frozen goods through the warehouse. 180 pallets per hour can be put into storage, while up to 260 pallets can be retrieved. Since then, goods have been handled using 270 conveyor assemblies with over 300 drives – all manufactured in Borgholzhausen, where Westfalia has its headquarters.
Behind it all is a reference which is particularly impressive on the side of the warehouse management software. The smooth running of processes from the very start is ensured by a customised solution with about 90 programmable special functions of the Savanna.NET® software and almost 290 real Demo3D test cases.
The storage and retrieval machines have been inserted into the building by an 800-tonne crane – a spectacular sight, as you can see for yourself in the video.