Emil Frey Logistik is implementing two AutoStore solutions with Kardex to optimize its spare parts business
31 October 2023, Company News
Emil Frey Logistik has implemented a dedicated AutoStore system in Kassel and Lehrte near Hanover to ensure the more efficient handling of spare parts. Emil Frey Logistik approached the intralogistics expert and global AutoStore partner, Kardex, to design and integrate the two AutoStore solutions, which aim to be fully operational by November 2023.
Figure 1: Exterior view of Emil Frey Logistik GmbH in Lehrte
Kassel/ Lehrte, October 31, 2023 – Emil Frey Logistik GmbH currently manages the small parts kits logistics for various auto manufacturers and is planning to expand its business at its two sites in Germany in Kassel and Lehrte near Hanover. Automotive spare parts will be stored at both locations and shipped out from there. The business at the Lehrte site will be built in an existing property with approx. 40,000 m² of storage space. A new building with approx. 26,000 m² of warehouse space will be used for the first time at the Kassel site where Emil Frey Logistik will implement an automated process for small parts kits to make optimal use of the additional space and thus maximizing productivity at the site. The intralogistics expert and global AutoStore partner Kardex will install a designated AutoStore system at both locations. The high-density automatic store and order picking system enables maximum efficiency in terms of space and flexible integration into any building.
|"The experienced team at Kardex impressed us with its professional expertise in designing tailor-made, innovative overall solutions," says Alessandro Fabris, Project Manager at Emil Frey Logistik. "AutoStore cuts the distances we have to walk in the store down to a minimum, significantly increases the ergonomics of the stations and makes optimal use of our available space to provide the quickest and most reliable service possible to our customers."|
Modular, flexible and highly efficient
Figure 3: Exterior view of Emil Frey Logistik GmbH in Kassel
Kardex has designed an AutoStore solution with a capacity for 46,000 bins at the Lehrte site near Hanover. The bins will be handled by 13 AutoStore "Red Line R5" robots and five ergonomic stations or "carousel ports."
Figure 4: Visualization of the planned AutoStore solution for Emil Frey in Lehrte
The AutoStore solution in Kassel provides space for 29,000 bins and includes 13 "Red Line R5" robots, four carousel ports and bin conveyor technology. Both systems are scheduled for delivery to Emil Frey in October/November 2023.