Coloplast, Denmark - Plenty of room for growth

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Coloplast, Denmark - Plenty of room for growth

The new Nordic distribution centre for Coloplast in Gothenburg is characterised by one huge mezzanine floor construction delivered by Constructor. This installation exploits all available space in the warehouse, both horizontally and vertically. 

Solution:

When Coloplast decided to build a Nordic distribution centre in Gothenburg, they had to choose a location from where Sweden, Norway and Finland could easily be serviced. Service is the key word. Warehouse Manager Ralf Hönig says: “We offer a high degree of service to our customers. They can actually place an order up until 2 o’clock in the afternoon and still receive their order the following day. This means that the afternoon hours are a busy period in the warehouse”.

Both levels of the mezzanine are equipped with pick flow frames in pallet racking. On the top level the pallet locations are used for storage of non-heavy items whereas heavier articles are stored on the ground level. This solution has more benefits. Ralf Hönig explains: “With the mezzanine construction we fully exploit the space on two levels. Also we need less equipment, it is more flexible to re-arrange the lay-out, and we only need one forklift truck and a couple of stackers”. 

Capacities

Warehouse area: 2293 m2
Mezzanine area: 1779 m2
Load capacity mezzanine: 500 kg / m2

  

Company description:

Coloplast develops products and services that make life easier for people with very personal and private medical conditions. The business includes ostomy care, urology and continence care, and wound and skin care. Coloplast operates globally, employing more than 8,000 people.