Rhenus has announced it has deployed autonomous guided forklifts in Saint-Quentin Fallavier, near Lyon, in order to improve order preparation operations. Supplied by Effidence, they are dedicated to the logistics activities of Bjorg et Compagnie, a long-standing customer of Rhenus on this site.
As part of regular discussions for continuous upgrading, Rhenus and its customer, Bjorg et Compagnie, decided to improve logistics operations by introducing autonomous collaborative forklifts for picking.
Rhenus hopes that the automated solution will allow picking operators to reduce their daily walking distance inside the warehouse, to increase their effective working time and to reduce physical risks.
Business Development Manager at Rhenus Logistics France Mercedes Ortiz Garcia commented: “The support of autonomous forklifts to our picking operators will help us to optimise their work by focusing on more advanced tasks and offer our customer more flexibility to absorb activity peaks and major fluctuations in volume. In addition, their working conditions will be facilitated and improved”.
The logistics activity of Bjorg et Compagnie is growing strongly and steadily but is subject to seasonal fluctuations. It is hoped that new automation will allow the logistics provider to cope with these activity peaks while optimising the management of its human resources.
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