One of Switzerland's biggest milk powder and baby nutrition factories is situated in Sulgen. HOCHDORF Swiss Nutrition AG can process up to 1.5 million kilograms of fresh milk and whey per day. HOCHDORF Group employs approximately 680 employees and sells its products worldwide to over 90 countries.
For the storage of semi-finished and finished goods, of additives and packaging material, the company needed additional storage space at the production site in Sulgen. In order to connect the production lines to the new warehouse building, Gilgen Logistics was commissioned in 2013 for a direction-separated pallet conveyor system with a connecting tunnel. The contract also included five lift systems for pallets, a pallet stretcher, the warehouse management system, as well as the truck loading stations and an outdoor scissor lift.
In order to ensure the production capacity, the client was planning a fully automated high-bay warehouse in 2015, in which all materials are to be managed predominantly for the Sulgen plant. In a first step, Gilgen Logistics was entrusted with the planning order for the new warehouse. This included the planning of the steel construction, roof and wall, as well as the layout of the entire logistics system. In the second step, Gilgen was commissioned as general contractor for this turnkey, automated high bay warehouse with the entire PLC control, warehouse management system, visualization and truck docking stations.