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Max space for food logistics

07 September 2020

Dossin Entrepôts specialises in supply and logistics storage for key accounts in the food industry. It trusted in the experience of AR Racking, a company specialised in the design, manufacture, calculation and installation of industrial storage systems, to equip its new warehouse in Roye, Northern France.

After a detailed study of the customer’s needs and situation, it opted for AR Racking’s AR PAL adjustable pallet racking systems. It is the most common pallet loading system which allows direct and immediate access to all unit loads.

In this project, Dossin Entrepôts’ new warehouse is divided into three cells of 12,000 sq m each. The adjustable pallet racking system was installed over a total surface area of 36,000 sq m, resulting in an industrial storage capacity of 66,000 pallets. This warehouse will ultimately increase its capacity to 110,000 positions for pallets.

AR Racking France key account manager David Bollé explains explains: “The pallet racking system installed for Dossin Entrepôts allows storage up to a height of 12.20m. The customer had fully automated handling equipment with 35 AGVs, resulting in an installation of very narrow aisle pallet racking (VNA), with the aim of condensing storage spaces, the complexity of the project lies in integrating the needs of automation engineers and applying the very fine assembly tolerances required for automation.”

Key Points

  • 66,000 pallets capacity (can be extended to 110,000)
  • VNA pallet racking works with AGVs

Dossin Entrepôts associate director Bertrand Dossin adds: “We are delighted that AR Racking accepted the challenge. The installation was completed in 3 months with 18 installation engineers. They gave us guidance with solutions we had not previously imagined, accompanying us throughout the project study phase. Our selection criteria were the shape of the stairs, the thickness of the material, the number of fixings to the floor, the bending of the beams and the ease of maintenance over time. We have found in AR Racking a partner that has provided us a comprehensive service and that has extensive operational on-site knowledge, which is a key factor in these types of projects.”

Dossin Entrepôts now has an efficient logistics centre, whose storage solution adapts to any type of unit load. With an extendible surface area of an additional 24,000 sq m, the facility is now ready to meet new storage needs.

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