In a deep-freeze environment picking has to be completed within 30 minutes at a maximum temperature of -5 °C. This furthers the market trend for high stock
turnover and thus fully automated logistics systems. In food logistics, the share of frozen food by now ranges between 15–20 %. Logistically speaking, however, many companies in the deep-freeze industry drag behind the market development. They can barely keep up with the increasing requirements of industry and trade. At the same time, modern system design offers a lot of potential for optimization and economization. With intelligent
concepts for automated processes, companies can significantly increase storage capacities, efficiency, and throughput while decreasing fixed cost.