New Box: Flexy shuttle for Just in Time logistics

New Box upgraded its finished product storage system. With the introduction of the Ferretto Group's Flexy pallet shuttle, New Box reorganized its order preparation activities to meet the ever increasing needs of its customers.

Client: New Box Spa
Sector: Metal packaging
Location: Vicenza - Italy

Continuous growth characterized by innovation and quality
New Box is a leading Italian company which for more than 50 years has been producing food and beverage metal packaging solutions for companies around the world. With a workforce of 200 in 3 production plants totaling 85,000 m2, New Box has always pursued innovation, rigorous controls on all aspects of production, and research and development in all relevant areas. All this to achieve a single important goal: rethink each solution to continue improving it.

The need: an efficient storage system for quick and efficient order management
New Box turned to the Ferretto Group to reorganize its finished product warehouse in order to serve the markets with maximum flexibility together with a prompt and reliable service. There were two main needs to be met:
- synchronize production with customer requests
- increase the speed of order preparation and truck loading operations.

The solution: Flexy pallet shuttle for high density storage
To meet New Box's requirements, the Ferretto Group proposed a reorganization of the warehouse storing the finished product on a multi-depth pallet racking system. This structure would also be supported by Flexy shuttles. This is, in fact, the ideal solution for moving pallets in the loading channel up to the edge of the structure without using forklifts.

The advantages of the solution are significant in terms of space, speed and just in time management
Overall, the warehouse designed by the Ferretto Group ensured excellent optimization of space, thanks to the multi-depth seismic-resistant racking, capable of storing up to 17 pallets in any given loading channel. The Flexy shuttle also enables the company to quickly and safely manage orders consisting of large quantities of material with few different codes. All this in line with an Industry 4.0 perspective. Indeed, Flexy is equipped with management software developed in house by the Ferretto Group which is interconnected to the company's ERP and thus enables real-time inventory control.

 


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Objectives:
  • Optimize the available storage space
  • Synchronize production with customer orders
  • Increase order preparation speed
  • Improve inventory management
Solution:
  • Seismic-resistant pallet racking with 3 load levels
  • Flexy pallet shuttle to handle pallets up to 17-deep in the loading channels
  • Flexy management software developed by the Ferretto Group and interconnected to the company's ERP
Added value:
  • Increased storage capacity
  • Faster order preparation
  • Better inventory management
  • Significant reduction of the risk of damage to the goods
The storage systems in figures:
Warehouse area:
610 m2
Structure type:
Seismic-resistant pallet racking
Load levels:
3
Load unit:
Europallet Type 1: 800 mm x 1,200 mm x H 1,600 mm
Europallet Type 2: 1,000 mm x 1,200 mm x H 1,950 mm
Maximum number of pallets in depth:
17 load units
Storage capacity:
663 load units

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