De Jong Packaging Group choose Pesmel’s automated warehouse solution
Pesmel has delivered a fully automated high-bay warehouse for De Jong Packaging Group, part of Stora Enso’s Packaging Solutions division. The expansion adds a new, second factory to the De Lier site equipping the facility with two new corrugators to augment the existing two. As a result of the expansion, the site is now the largest and most modern corrugated packaging facility in Europe.
“They (DJV) chose us to supply this state-of-the-art automated warehouse because performing manual operations isn’t really an alternative with this kind of plant,” says Kaj Fahllund, VP, Pulp and Paper at Pesmel. “Fully automated inventory management offers the plant the required accuracy, safety and especially the performance needed.”
Pesmel’s nine-level-high, fully automated board roll warehouse works as a raw material buffer for the corrugators. It handles and stores wrapped or unwrapped linerboard and fluting rolls. And the Warehouse Management System (WMS) from Pesmel controls the entire material flow – from receipt of raw material, via the intermediate storage, and then on to the corrugators. This includes managing the automated warehouse, conveyors, and Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs) which feed the corrugator pockets.
“Pesmel’s simplified system architecture for software and hardware removes the need for many overlapping system integrations. This means that the plant’s roll flow is available via one user interface,” Fahllund concludes.
Kaj Fahllund, VP, Pulp and Paper
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Pesmel is the Material Flow How® company. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Finland, Pesmel has 45 years of experience in delivering solutions that improve material flows and logistics at different types of warehousing and manufacturing facilities. Pesmel focuses on serving customers around the world in the pulp and paper, metals, and tire manufacturing industries.
About De Jong Verpakking
The De Jong Packaging Group makes sustainable and customizable corrugated boxes for industrial packaging, fresh fruit packaging, and solid board boxes. Producing 2.5 million boxes per day, they also offer customers stock management.
Stora Enso completed their acquisition of the De Jong Packaging Group in January this year. The Group is one of the largest corrugated packaging producers in the Benelux Countries.