Cork manufacturer Belbo Sugheri has installed Movirack mobile racking at its warehouse in Calamandrana, Italy, to maximise space and efficiently manage the 500 million corks it produces every year. This storage system is an ideal complement to the push-back racks Mecalux installed a few years ago in the same centre.
Movirack mobile racking has helped Belbo Sugheri to make the most of its storage area, as this system increases storage capacity by 80% to 120% compared to conventional pallet racking.
In just over 900 m2, Belbo Sugheri holds 1,440 pallets measuring 1,000 x 1,200 mm. The company uses big bags to store the corks from its manufacturing plant. In addition to optimising space, Movirack mobile racks streamline pallet loading and unloading movements, as they provide direct access to all the SKUs stored.
At 6 m high, and with an 18-metre-long storage aisle, the solution is composed of two racking units on mobile bases that move sideways autonomously. To open the aisle where the required goods are housed, the operator gives the order by means of a remote control.
About Belbo Sugheri
Founded in Italy in 1990, Belbo Sugheri is a family business dedicated to the manufacture of corks for the wine industry. In recent years, the firm has allocated many resources to improving its production plant in Calamandrana in northern Italy. The production centre is equipped with state-of-the-art machinery to treat cork and adheres to strict hygiene standards throughout the processing cycle.