Automated Technology Reduces Space Requirements for Containers
Konecranes is partnering with Pesmel to supply automated warehouse container handling technology designed to revolutionize material handling in logistics hubs and distribution centers. The two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide the globally available new solution under the Konecranes brand.
The solution will handle containers fully automatically in a high-bay warehouse, where they are stacked up to 14 high. This should reduces the space needed for containers by up to 80%. Automated container tracking is part of a management system that can be integrated easily with the facility’s overall logistics management system.
Tero Vallas, Business Development Manager, Konecranes Port Solutions, said: “Many logistics operations and distribution centers are faced with handling a large number of incoming and outgoing containers, with great operational complexity and an increasing scarcity of land. Now, from Konecranes and Pesmel, warehouse container handling solutions are available that will impose order on the container chaos while eliminating the complexity, improving throughput, and also greatly reducing the space needed for containers in logistics hubs and distribution centers.”