Israeli retailer Shufersal recently opened a state-of-the-art, temperature-controlled logistics center in Shoham, Israel. The 550,000 square foot facility receives, stores, and redistributes produce, deli, dairy, meat, seafood, and frozen food to its nearly 500 stores nationwide. The center features automatic storage and picking systems for produce and an automatic storage and sorting system for frozen foods.
Shufersal says it moves an internal pool of approximately one million Polymer Logistics RPCs through their automated warehouse and logistics system, as well as receives over 20 million yearly movements of product in RPCs from suppliers and producers. The company said the design, construction, and structural integrity of Polymer Logistics RPCs provides enhanced stacking stability and strength, allows smooth, seamless movement across roller or belt conveyor systems, adding that they are unaffected by moisture or temperature variations, and allows unsurpassed air circulation to protect product freshness and quality during transit, storage, and automated order picking and palletization. The RPCs also have built-in QR codes on every crate.
“We are very pleased with the performance of Polymer Logistics RPCs, not only in our Shoham logistics center, but also across our entire supply chain,” said Avi Einy, head of the central distribution center. “Their RPCs allow us to realize the full benefit of our automation systems, including increased distribution efficiency, optimized replenishment, and enhanced product quality and freshness at retail.”
“We are honored to work with industry leaders like Shufersal to help them realize their operational objectives,” said Gideon Feiner, CEO of Polymer Logistics. “Globally, the move towards automated production and supply chain logistics is accelerating. Polymer Logistics RPCs are a proven choice to facilitate automation, and we stand ready to collaborate and partner for successful transformations across the supply chain.”