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Safety first where money is concerned – Kardex Mlog is modernising the warehouse of a Russian bank

Kardex Mlog is modernising the transport and warehouse complex of a Russian financial institution in St. Petersburg. The services include the refurbishment of the entire warehouse management system and the delivery and installation of components for modernising the control systems. The installation of the software takes into account specific data protection regulations.

In the banking sector, high availability and data security are extremely important. Since these can no longer be provided because the manufacturer offers only limited services, the ageing transport and storage complex of the Russian financial institution is to be thoroughly modernised.


In the course of the contract Kardex Mlog will bring the system’s software and hardware up-to-date. The scope of supply includes in particular the conversion of the controllers in the area of the conveyor system and storage and retrieval machines (SRM) from the S5 to the current S7 standard. With respect to the SRMs, in addition to the controllers the positioning systems will also be refurbished and new control cabinets with frequency converters will be installed.

In addition, the visualisation system has been updated. All systems are subject to the high-level security and data protection standards that are required for the banking sector.


The project in St. Petersburg began in September 2010 and completion of the new transport and storage complex is planned for August 2011. The hardware was delivered at the end of 2010. The building work will be carried out in stages from January 2011 to June 2011.  The general contractor for the project is the company’s long-term cooperation partner Ferrostaal AG, Essen.


About Kardex Mlog

Kardex Mlog with its head office in Neuenstadt am Kocher is one of the leading suppliers of integrated material flow control systems and high-bay warehouses. The company has more than 40 years' experience in the planning, implementation and maintenance of fully-automated logistics solutions. The three business sectors – Greenfield installations, Refurbishment and After-sales service – draw upon its in-house manufacturing facility in Neuenstadt. Kardex Mlog employs 250 staff and generated a turnover for the 2009 financial year of about €52m. The company has been part of the Kardex Group since May 2010.


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