Dan Cake Polonia: Fast logistics for connoisseurs
31 July 2023, Company News
Further expansion possible
Customized service concept
The plant offers 6,400 storage spaces for the pallets, which are up to 2.55m high and are stored double deep. The contract also included the steel racking construction and an extensive service concept for sustainable maintenance and servicing of the plant, considering that the Dan Cake employees already possess in depth technical knowledge. Kardex Mlog also took on the coordination role for the other trades involved in the project. For example, the client supplied the wall and ceiling cladding in the high-bay warehouse, the sprinkler system, the ventilation system, and the platform for the conveying technology. One of the challenges Kardex Mlog faced was that, after the project began – during the realization phase, to be precise – the layout of the conveying technology was modified once more. Even though the modifications meant that a complete platform level was eliminated, Kardex Mlog still found an optimal solution.
To complicate matters further, the project commenced in early 2020 under the shadow of the developing corona pandemic, causing various delays. “Just six weeks after the project kick-off, the corona pandemic began, and this was going on in the background during the entire realization phase,” remembers Manuel Engel, who headed the project for Kardex Mlog. “Work on the project proved very challenging because many items could no longer be sourced, and the members of our project team were only able to access the construction site under very difficult conditions,” adds project leader Edis Zjajo, who handed over the high-bay warehouse to Dan Cake Polonia in mid-2022. “This result was only possible as a result of the trusting, pragmatic, and unconventional collaboration with the entire project team from Dan Cake Polonia,” insists Engel.
Up to 60 single cycles per hour and stacker crane
Shipping station with 24 roller conveyors
The Kardex Control Center receives the relevant orders from the host system for retrieval. Then the transport orders are generated for the stacker cranes and transmitted to the crane controls. Kardex MFlow ensures that the load unit is transported via stacker crane and conveying system from the high-bay warehouse to the shipping, picking, or production areas. The pallets intended for the shipping area are transported to the distribution vehicle, which then places them on one of the 24 shipping roller conveyors or in a buffer area for sequencing.
Summary: With its new high-performance, high-bay warehouse in Chrzanów, Poland, Dan Cake Polonia now has expandable logistics capacity for further growth. The intelligent controlling of the plant ensures secure processes, with manual intervention possible at any time. The visualization of the processes simplifies operation and, at the same time, improves the ergonomics of the plant.
Background: Dan Cake
The Dan Cake brand specializes in the manufacture of bakery and confectionery products. The company was founded in 1931 by Jens Eskildsen in Simmelkjær, Denmark, 60 kilometers north of Give. The current production plant was built in Hjortsvangen in Give in 1978. Since 2004, the company has also operated a production facility in Poland. The product range consists of 19 article groups and approximately 350 different products. The range includes brownies, crescent pastries, mini cakes, Madeira cakes, foil cakes, fresh cakes, muffins, and the very popular pastry rolls. Following an eventful company history and several changes of ownership, Dan Cake returned to Eskildsen family ownership in 2004.
For more information, see www.dancake.dk.
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