Warehouse with 100,000 pallets for Number 1, the leading 3PL in Italy’s food sector

02 Feb 2024

Number 1 Logistics Group has opened a warehouse equipped with Mecalux seismic racking in response to the food sector’s growing demand.

Number 1 Logistics Group will install pallet racking in its warehouse in Caserta

“The goal of this new state-of-the-art logistics hub is to consolidate our distribution network, extending it to southern Italy. Simultaneously, we aim to strengthen our standing as a strategic partner for our clients, which are prominent food-sector companies,” says Renzo Sartori, President of Number 1.

The logistics centre, located in an area of Caserta with quick motorway access, will prioritise storage capacity to expedite deliveries throughout the country. With capacity for 100,000 pallets, the seismic racking in Number 1 Logistics Group’s new facility will stand out for its impressive dimensions: 14 m tall, up to 100 m long and with 9 levels.

The Mecalux pallet racking solution will provide direct access to goods, simplifying putaway and order picking tasks. The system, which adapts easily to all load types, will enable Number 1 Logistics Group to efficiently handle the hundreds of thousands of pallets belonging to its multiple customers.

Number 1 Logistics Group’s facility is located in southern Italy, a region prone to earthquakes. The Mecalux racking is designed to withstand any possible ground motion occurring in the area.

This new warehouse is part of Number 1 Logistics Group’s plans to expand its business in Italy. To run the project, the company turned once again to Mecalux, which had outfitted the third-party logistics (3PL) provider’s facilities in Lodi, Tribiano and Paullo, in the Lombardy region, with diverse storage solutions.

About Number 1 Logistics Group: a logistics leader in Italy’s food sector

Number 1 Logistics Group is a specialised provider of integrated logistics services for enterprises in the food industry. Founded in 1997 in the city of Barilla, the 3PL has become the premier company in the food logistics sector in Italy. In 2022, the business recorded a turnover of €350 million. Number 1 Logistics Group boasts nine logistics hubs and 31 transit points across Italy. Its workforce of 1,600 employees manages over 1.8 million tonnes of goods and makes more than 2 million deliveries a year.