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WITRON is now already building the sixth fully automated frozen food logistics center for the market-leading Spanish food retailer, Mercadona. At the beginning of March 2019, both parties signed the contract for the design and implementation of the fully automated system in Guadix (province of Granada, South Spain). The distribution center will be equipped with the latest OPM technology. All logistics processes are optimized in real-time. After the operational start at the beginning of 2021, the logistics center will supply 224 Mercadona stores throughout Andalusia. In total, WITRON with its mechanized logistics systems will then be responsible for the storage and picking of frozen goods for more than 80% of all 1,630 Mercadona stores in Spain.
The system with a size of 189,400 square feet is equipped with 7 fully automated COM machines and will pick up to 46,000 cases every day out of an assortment of 550 items at -23 degrees Celsius onto pallets - store-friendly and without errors.