Client: Distillerie Bonollo Umberto
Sector: Grappa and spirits
Location: Veggiano (Padua, Italy)
New space to support business growth
Italian identity, quality and passion are the values that guide the Bonollo family which today, under the guidance of its fourth generation, stands out as a point of reference in the grappa market. Distillerie Bonollo is experiencing significant growth and following the ongoing increase in sales of bottled spirits and liqueurs its current space in the Mestrino packaging facility has become insufficient. This is why the company launched a project to create new space and structures. The project includes the Ferretto Group's innovative automatic pallet racking system equipped with an oxygen reduction fire-fighting system.
The progressive increase in volumes made the available space in the packaging plant insufficient (4,500 m2). This has significantly affected internal and external logistics (procurement and deliveries), with a negative impact on production and procurement planning. In addition, spirits are subject to excise duties and the company is therefore subject to the control of the Customs Agency: inventories are transmitted electronically on a daily basis and must be verifiable at all times. Order is crucial as is traceability. The Ferretto Group responded to these strict and specific needs with an automatic solution that covers an area of 3,000 square meters and features a multi-depth anti-seismic racking system. Thanks to its 22 meters in height, the racking system has a capacity of over 11,000 ULs handled by 3 cable satellite stacker cranes. Smooth handling operations and incoming/outgoing flows, both of raw materials and finished products, are ensured by a circuit of Fast Ring steering shuttles. The management of the storage system, which serves both the production and the shipping department, is entrusted to the Warehouse Management Software developed in-house by the Ferretto Group and integrated with Distillerie Bonollo Umberto's ERP.
The Ferretto Group designed the storage system to meet Bonollo's specific needs. The proposed solution guarantees some concrete advantages in the organization of the company's logistics: space optimization, which makes the most of the available area; integration with production processes, thanks to an in-depth study of flows; maximum safety, thanks to the implementation of an oxygen reduction fire-fighting system.