Client: Barba Stathis
Sector: Food - Frozen products
Location: Thessaloniki - Greece
To meet the challenges that come with steady growth, Barba Stathis has decided to focus on innovation and has chosen a Ferretto Group self-supporting automatic storage system. It is a structure that provides a total of more than 2,000 square meters for storage of more than 10,000 pallets and controlled temperature at -20°C: in this way the Greek company has optimized space, made logistics management more efficient, and increased safety.
Barba Stathis is a Greek company of the Vivartia group that produces and distributes frozen vegetables. Thanks to its many years of experience, today it is the leaders in a highly competitive market: its products are sold in Greece, and also in other parts of Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East. To maintain its position and achieve its growth objectives, the company has developed an important Research and Development program. In particular, it focused on innovation as regards the preservation and treatment of products and as regards the company's entire organizational and production process. A revolution where upgrading the logistics is a key element.
The progressively increasing number of orders, in fact, led to insufficient warehouse space and the manual management of products was clearly no longer suited to the company's objectives. Thus Barba Stathis turned to the Ferretto Group which assisted the former in all evaluating and revising the entire logistics structure. Based on these evaluations, the Vicenza-based company designed and installed a storage system for both semi-finished and finished products, which can be used by the production and shipping departments through specific flows.
The Ferretto Group self-supporting automatic storage system manages 10,500 multi-depth pallet spaces, thus ensuring the optimization and reorganization of space. The system, which operates at a controlled temperature of -20°C, guarantees the proper preservation of products and handles 30 inbound pallets and 30 outbound pallets per hour, serving both the production and the shipment department for a maximum of 20 hours a day, 7 days a week. The new system has also reduced the manual handling of goods, thus increasing safety for both operators and the stored goods themselves.