Global Markets - State of the Art Distribution Center for Ricardo Nini S.A.

Ricardo Nini S.A., one of the leading wholesalers in Argentina, chose SSI SCHAEFER as general contractor for intralogistics to equip a highly automated logistics center.

Buenos Aires, Argentina. Fast store delivery, daily and seasonal volume fluctuations and continuously changing customer purchasing behavior are major challenges for wholesalers – hence, the intralogistics requirements also change. The new distribution center for Ricardo Nini S.A. meets these requirements and will ensure the efficient supply of more than 3,000 stores in the Buenos Aires area as well as the directly connected 12,000 m² store with a wide range of dry food products and non-food items. The new logistics center covers an area of 32,000 m² and will accommodate 9,000 products. Every day, 1,100 pallets will be processed at goods-in, while 127,000 cases and 194,000 individual items will be picked. The core elements of the project are an automatic shuttle warehouse with 117,000 bin storage locations, a high-bay warehouse with 37,000 pallet storage locations, picking work stations, a conveying system combined with Automated Guided Vehicles and the logistics software WAMAS®. The high-bay warehouse as well as the picking areas are planned to be in operation by the end of 2019.

"We evaluated a large number of intralogistics options and solutions, and the solution proposed by SSI SCHAEFER has convinced us right from the beginning. We completely trust in the skills and experience of SSI SCHAEFER to plan, develop and implement holistic logistic systems including a tailor-made software as we requested," summarizes Carmelo Miguel Nini, owner of Ricardo Nini S.A.