The European leader in returnable transit packaging (RTP) to supply Hatteland’s fully robotised AutoStore systems with customised stacking bins
Schoeller Allibert, the leader in returnable transit packaging (RTP) since 1959, is proud to announce a new partnership with Hatteland, inventor of the AutoStore cubical automated warehouse system.
“Our team is very proud to be working with Hatteland towards a more efficient and sustainable future in logistics,” said Ludo Gielen, Schoeller Allibert’s Chief Innovation Officer. “What we have designed fits perfectly with AutoStore’s innovative system, and handles the heavy workload without any issues. And our two companies are a perfect fit, too: two innovators with a savoir-faire between them, working in unison to find the best possible solutions for our common client’s needs.”
Schoeller Allibert does supply, in Europe and in the USA, 100% recyclable plastic bins, made from high-density polyethylene or anti-static polypropylene (ESD), for Hatteland’s fully robotised AutoStore system. The customised stacking bins are designed to seamlessly integrate into AutoStore’s aluminum framework.
Unlike traditional “from the side” warehouse order picking systems, AutoStore’s unique “from the top” robotised technique, combined with the stack’s constant reorganisation (to access bins at the bottom, the robot must first remove those above it), means that the top of the bin is subjected to far greater levels of manipulation and weight stress. Schoeller Allibert has therefore developed a more robust bin structure that will easily withstand this new working environment.
AutoStore saves on space, time, and resources by reducing labor requirements and eliminating the need for aisles, shelves, walkways, air conditioning, and even lighting: robots, running on rails and equipped with grippers do all of the work, inputting and outputting the bins around the clock and in the dark.
AutoStore robots can fill orders four times faster than manual order pickers, and the system only requires 25-50% of the surface area of conventional storage facilities. Its carbon footprint, too, is considerably greener: not only does it optimise warehouse space utilisation, saving on building and labor costs. It also consumes considerably less power (one robot uses less electricity than a vacuum cleaner).
Staff, too, are faster trained, and 50% more effective compared to traditional picking methods. And because AutoStore perfectly fits with the average A/B/C allocation in most warehouses, optimising capacity is easily realised.
Schoeller Allibert and Hatteland are pleased to be working alongside Lalesse Europe BV, one of the integrators who performs AutoStore installations across the Benelux region. They recently expanded Accell Nederland AutoStore facility in Apeldoorn, which uses 25,000 plastic bins and 40 AutoStore robots, to fill 1,400 orders per hour.
There are AutoStore systems like the Accell Nederland facility in place throughout Europe and around the world. Schoeller Allibert, the European market leader in RTP solutions with operations worldwide, is proud to be a key player in this exciting, rapidly growing new form of sustainable, high-density warehousing.
Schoeller Allibert has been inventing, developing, designing and manufacturing Returnable Transit Packaging (RTP) for more than 50 years. We have a rich heritage, having been formed from the key players: Schoeller, Wavin, Perstorp, Arca, Linpac, Allibert, Paxton, Stucki amongst others. Today we are the European market leader in operations worldwide.
Markets: We focus on seven key segments being agriculture, automotive, food and food processing, beverage, retail, Industrial manufacturing and Pooling through our customers. Products: We offer a comprehensive range of standard and tailor-made RTP packaging solutions across ten key product segments being Foldable Large Containers, Foldable Small Containers, Rigid Pallet Containers, Beverage crates and trays, Stackable and Stack /Nest handheld boxes, UN pails, Foldable IBCs, Pallets and Dollies.
Services: As well as standard models we offer a bespoke innovative design and engineering service. Benefits of our products: High quality, durable and sustainable enabling our customers to enhance supply chain efficiency and profitability, lower transport cost, reduce waste and enhance green branding.
Hatteland’s mission is to make businesses more efficient, reliable and secure. The company began life as an electronic component supplier and as it grew, recognised the need for innovative new business systems. From this grew three core business areas: AutoStore: The original grid-based, scalable warehouse system for problem-free material handling and optimal space efficiency. RamBase: A complete business platform providing reliability and traceability from planning through to final reporting. Solutions: IT solutions and EMP safe storage for optimal data securityBack to overview