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New aisles for nut kernels and dried fruit – Expanding the organic food warehouse

High-bay warehouse and manufacturing facilities of organic food specialists Kluth in Henstedt-Ulzburg near Hamburg. Kardex Mlog is expanding the warehouse by 2 aisles with approximately 7000 pallet storage locations by the middle of 2011.

Kardex Mlog is expanding the high-bay warehouse of Kluth, the organic food specialists, by approximately 7000 pallet storage locations. Installation and commissioning are taking place during ongoing operations and the additional capacity will be available for use from May 2011.

Herbert Kluth (GmbH & Co. KG) is a specialist in the importing and processing of nut kernels, health food specialities and high-quality dried fruit. Since 2002, the central warehouse and manufacturing facilities have been located at Henstedt-Ulzburg in the north of Hamburg. The expansion will increase its capacity to 14,000 Euro pallets. This ensures that the food trade is guaranteed a constant supply of nut kernels and dried fruit even during peak times.


Kardex Mlog has already undertaken numerous projects for companies in the food industry, especially in the cereal and health food product segment. In the course of the current work the experts installed two B-type M-SINGLE storage and retrieval machines (SRM) with a payload of 1,000 kg. The SRMs are equipped with double-deep load handling devices, S7 control systems and frequency-controlled drives. The machines are characterised by low power consumption at high output rates. Included in the scope of supply is braking energy recovery, which further improves the energy efficiency of individual machines.


The scope of supply in Henstedt-Ulzburg also includes the racking structure, the conveyor system with the connection to the upper floor via a conveyor system platform in the pre-storage area, which is also new, as well as modifications to the material flow control system and warehouse management software.


The project started in November 2010 and the extension will be in use from May 2011.



About Kluth

Since 1928 the name of KLUTH has stood for premium-quality international organic food specialities. The extensive range mainly consists of nuts, nut kernels and dried fruit as well as nut-fruit blends such as trail mix or the Fit Food products from KLUTH: natural energy snacks for leisure and work. In addition, KLUTH also supplies microwave popcorn and delicious Blue Diamond almonds for a relaxing home movie night. In order to guarantee KLUTH’s premium quality, the products are checked regularly by an independent food chemist. The company is IFS certified.

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