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REWE automates food supply chain with Cimcorp technology

Cimcorp, a pioneer of intralogistics automation specialized in fresh food handling and tire-handling solutions, has partnered with REWE Group, one of Germany’s leading food retail companies, to automate the fulfillment of fresh produce at REWE’s logistics center located in Oranienburg, about 31 miles north of Berlin.

With Cimcorp’s solution and expertise, REWE can ensure on-time-in-full deliveries to its markets, overcome labor shortages, improve workplace safety, and support sustainable supply chain operations.

Additionally, Cimcorp will provide 24/7 customer support for high availability of the automated system.

Within the Oranienburg facility, Cimcorp’s intralogistics automation provides reliable order picking for fresh products, such as fruit and vegetables, stored in plastic crates.

The solution secures fast and efficient deliveries of fresh produce without picking errors or delays, even in times of increasing labor challenges.

Moreover, Cimcorp’s automation eliminates the physical strain that comes with handling heavy items day-in-day-out in manual warehouse operations.

The order picking solution takes care of the heavy lifting, leading to a safer and more productive work environment for REWE’s logistics employees.

Lars Sibel, director SCM and logistics at Rewe Markt, says: “Fruit and vegetables are an extremely important commodity group for REWE customers – but characterized by heavy physical labor in the warehouses, which makes it difficult to recruit personnel.

“Cimcorp offers a unique solution to automate fruit and vegetable picking and alleviate physical labor for warehouse workers and thereby ensure the reliable delivery of fruit and vegetables to stores also in the future.”

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