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Materials flow system with increased safety standards

12 December 2012

When considering pedestrian access, the highest level of attention and sensitivity are called for.Within the scope of a pilot project, IKEA Frankfurt has used the latest material handling technology in store. In order t

When considering pedestrian access, the highest level of attention and sensitivity are called for.Within the scope of a pilot project, IKEA Frankfurt has used the latest material handling technology in store. In order to safeguard this handling materials technology and therefore to protect, especially the youngest customers, IKEA has installed high-speed turbo rollup doors of EFAFLEX.

Prior to being able to start with the construction of the store in 2005, IKEA planners and logistics faced a major challenge. Since the plot had a size of 58,000m2, the surface of the new building could only cover a maximum size of 38,000m2. This limited floor space meant that the planners had to build upwards.

And this was only possible by equipping the building with a conveying system which transports the products from the receiving area below the building to the sales floors which are located on higher levels - by passing ten receiving points.

When using such a kind of system, it must ensure that neither employees nor customers are at risk. For protecting and closing the receiving points, the planners have chosen EFAFLEX doors.

By installing EFAFLEX doors, the logistics experts at IKEA have broken new ground. Also other IKEA stores have already installed similar high-speed doors.

The IKEA assortment comprises 9,500 products. Bringing all these products from the receiving area to the customers requires quick and secure transport systems. The pilot project in the IKEA store in Frankfurt-Niedereschbach has been proven after a test run over one year.

For further information on our products contact: EFAFLEX UK LTD Efaflex House, Bromley Street, Lye,West Midlands DY9 8HY Tel: 01384 891177 Email: enquiries@efaflexuk.com
 
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