Global spirits company Amber Beverage Group (ABG) has signed an agreement with Jungheinrich, the world’s leading manufacturer of warehousing equipment, to purchase EUR 15.5 million worth of equipment needed to build ABG’s automated high-bay warehouse.
“It is very important for us to ensure efficient cargo and pallet management for our partners in over 185 countries and to maintain the speed of development of investment projects which are characteristic of our company,” comments Jekaterina Stuģe, CEO of Amber Beverage Group. “The biggest part of our investment will be in hi-tech equipment for our new warehousing, once again confirming Amber Beverage Group’s ambitious plans to become one of the 10 most influential and modern spirits industry players globally,” says Jekaterina Stuģe.
“We are pleased that a logistics automation project of such scale will be implemented by ABG. Due to its size, complexity and level of automation, this project is significant, not only at the Baltic level, but also throughout Europe. We will install modern pallet and small goods stacking cranes, pallet and small goods conveyors, Pick-By-Light and Put-By-Light automatic picking systems, and automated guided vehicles (AGV) and will connect them with a powerful warehouse management system,” comments Māris Supe, Sales Manager at Jungheinrich Lift Truck in the Baltics.
The project is being implemented in cooperation with AI ENGINEERING specialists, with ABG investing over 33 million euros in the project. In the first stage of construction, it is planned to acquire more than 24,000 square meters, creating automated warehouse order storage, assembly and issuance areas, as well as the administrative area.
The high-bay area of the automated warehouse does not require the presence of employees and all processes will be undertaken by automation. The total height of the warehouse will reach 24 meters, where pallets will be placed on top of each other on shelves on nine floors. The company’s current warehouse capacity is 25,000 pallet sites, while the new warehouse will be able to store 35,000 pallets at a time, expanding the warehouse capacity to 45,000 pallet sites if necessary. With the establishment of the new warehouse, it is planned to merge the three existing Amber Beverage Group warehouses with the planned flow of the new warehouse reaching 360,000 processed pallets or approximately 33,000 TEU per year.
Amber Beverage Group is a rapidly growing spirits company whose products are found in millions of households across the globe. It is a leading beverage producer, distributor, logistics provider and retailer, with over 600 brands spanning everything from premium vodka and sparkling wines to specialty Mexican tequilas. The company has grown from its original core production business established in 1900, to become a global spirits industry player that unites 2,000 employees in almost 20 companies in the Baltic States, Austria, Australia, Russia, Mexico and the United Kingdom.
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