Pesmel cooperates with Konecranes in supply of automated container high-bay storage technology
Pesmel is partnering with Konecranes in suppling automated warehouse container handling technology that revolutionizes material handling in logistics hubs and container distribution centers.
The solution, developed by Pesmel, will handle containers fully automatically in a high-bay storage, stacked up to 14-high. It reduces the space needed for containers by up to 80%. The storage has built-in docking operations providing access to each container in less than 5 minutes. In addition, the solution eliminates truck yard congestions, thus improving safety and ensuring fastest truck turnaround times. In turn, this will significantly reduce trucking costs and pollution in the area.
Tero Vallas, Business Development Manager, Konecranes Port Solutions, says that “many logistics operations and distribution centers are faced with handling a large number of incoming and outgoing containers, with great operational complexity and an increasing scarcity of land.”
“Now, from Konecranes and Pesmel, warehouse container handling solutions are available that will impose order on the container chaos while eliminating the complexity, improving throughput, and also greatly reducing the space needed for containers in logistics hubs and distribution centers.”
Container shipping is expected to grow in the future, both in volume and speed. The better that containers are handled at logistics hubs and distribution centers, the better that their customers will be served, in ways that give decisive competitive advantage. Konecranes and Pesmel are here to give that advantage.
“Partnering with Konecranes is a great opportunity for Pesmel to bring our high-bay warehouse technology into a new business area,” says Tony Leikas, CEO, Pesmel.
Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. Konecranes provides productivity enhancing lifting solutions as well as services for lifting equipment of all makes. In 2020, Group sales totaled EUR 3.2 billion. The Group has around 16,500 employees in 50 countries. Konecranes shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki (symbol: KCR).
Pesmel is the Material Flow How® company. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Finland, Pesmel has more than 40 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.
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Tony Leikas, CEO, Pesmel Oy