Client: Fonderie Sime
Sector: Boiler manufacturer
Location: Legnago (Verona) - Italy
Located in Legnago, in the province of Verona, Fonderia Sime has been a leading manufacturer of boilers for civil use since 1972, responding to climatization needs through a certified industrial organization which regulates all product and services innovation processes with respect for both the environment and people. The company markets its products through a widespread network of resellers distributed throughout Italy.
In order to better serve its sales network, Sime decided to take a significant step forward in its logistics structure and in the management and preparation of orders. In fact, Sime invested in automation by taking advantage of the tax incentives provided for by the Industry 4.0 plan so as to revolutionize the management of the spare parts stock for the after sale market.
Thus Sime chose the Vertimag vertical storage system for its logistical reorganization, shifting from the traditional management of goods on static shelves to fully automated storage and handling. In addition to space optimization - Vertimag provides 128 square meters of storage space with a 14 square meter footprint - the added value of the Ferretto Group solution includes the proprietary software that communicates directly with the corporate ERP: this enables real-time monitoring and management of inventory and a significant reduction in errors. Picking and placing operations are facilitated by the laser pointer and the alphanumeric LED bar: these two important accessories increase the efficiency of the Vertimag vertical storage system by clearly indicating the exact location of the item to be picked or placed, which results in simple, precise and quick order preparation. Additionally, the Ergo-Tech bay ensures optimal ergonomic conditions for operators, even in the case of intensive picking.
Vertimag allowed Sime to optimize warehouse space, reduce order preparation time, and improve the traceability of goods. All this while taking advantage of the tax incentive for investments falling under the "Industry 4.0" plan.