Location: Reggio Emilia
Bucher Hydraulics is a leading international company specializing in the production of innovative hydraulic drives and controls. In order to keep pace with the steady growth of its business, it undertook a big project for the renovation of its long-standing production site in Reggio Emilia. A renovation pursuing sustainability and innovation, which have always been fundamental values for the company. The expansion of the premises includes the construction of new offices and labs, as well as an area used for storing semi-finished and finished products.
The Ferretto Group responded to Bucher's needs by designing and building a self-supporting and environmentally friendly automatic storage system, which combines extremely high efficiency and optimization of the working conditions.The system was designed both to serve the production process, by storing semi-finished products, and to manage finished products. In particular, the storage system is equipped with 3 stacker cranes that automatically perform the picking and placing activities within the system. In contrast, a system of rectilinear shuttles is used to serve the 2 head-ends of the storage system. The latter were designed, respectively, for the management of the semi-finished products necessary for production and for the storage of finished products and order preparation. Special care was paid to all aspects related to safety: the storage system is equipped with an oxygen reduction fire-fighting system. With the automatic solution supplied by the Ferretto Group, Bucher Hydraulics has been able to reorganize its storage space, optimizing storage capacity, improving production efficiency, and speeding up the management of finished products and the preparation of orders. All this in full compliance with the company's policies on eco-sustainability and technological innovation.