This family-owned company has been producing high-quality, handmade confectionery and chocolate specialities since 1962. Serving a niche market, the Swiss firm of Läderach supplies its chocolates and other sweet delicacies to customers throughout the world.
Now in its second generation, the company can look back on continuously positive business performance. The construction of a second high-bay warehouse in 2016 is proof of its commitment to its Ennenda location. An increasing production volume had come up against the limits of the existing high-bay warehouse, which had 2,150 pallet rack positions and was built in 1999. The new compact warehouse is 25.5 metres long, 15.5 metres wide and 12 metres high and provides an additional 1,102 rack positions for Euro pallets. Up to 10,000 articles can be stored in the new warehouse by means of mixed pallets.
Modernising the warehouse technology ensures constant availability
“Since the 1990s, we have been providing Läderach with tailor-made logistics solutions. Thanks to our excellent and cooperative collaboration, this project, like the others, was implemented speedily and on time,” remembers Swiss sales manager René Giger. At the same time, the existing Satellite® storage system was modernised in order to achieve the necessary handling capacity and plant availability.
A connecting conveyor system was set up between the old and new warehouses to ensure smooth processing. The material flows in the two warehouses are mapped in Savanna.NET®, which is connected to the ERP system on the customer side.
For Westfalia, this was another milestone: It was Westfalia’s 1,000th warehouse logistics project. Storage and retrieval machine with Satellite®, supplied as a jubilee version. The realisation high over the rooftops of Ennenda, in front of the mountain scenery, underscores the uniqueness of this product.