Konecranes partners with Pesmel to supply automated warehouse container handling systems
Konecranes is partnering with Pesmel to supply automated warehouse container handling technology with the aim of revolutionising material handling in logistics hubs and distribution centres. Konecranes and Pesmel signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 25 November 2021, to provide the globally available new solution under the Konecranes brand.
The solution will handle containers fully automatically in a high-bay warehouse, where they are stacked up to 14 high. This reduces the space needed for containers by up to 80%. Automated container tracking is part of a management system that can be integrated easily with the facility’s overall logistics management system.
Tero Vallas, business development manager at Konecranes Port Solutions, said, “Many logistics operations and distribution centres are faced with handling a large number of incoming and outgoing containers, with great operational complexity and an increasing scarcity of land. Now, from Konecranes and Pesmel, warehouse container handling solutions are available that will impose order on the container chaos while eliminating the complexity, improving throughput, and also greatly reducing the space needed for containers in logistics hubs and distribution centres.”
Container shipping is expected to grow in the future, both in volume and speed. The better containers are handled at logistics hubs and distribution centres, the better their customers will be served, in ways that give decisive competitive advantage.
“Partnering with Konecranes is a great opportunity for Pesmel to bring our high-bay warehouse technology into a new business area,” said Tony Leikas, CEO of Pesmel.
Pesmel is the Material Flow How company. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Finland, Pesmel has more than 40 years of experience in delivering solutions that improve material flows and logistics at different types of warehousing and manufacturing facilities. Pesmel focuses on serving customers around the world in the pulp and paper, metals and tyre manufacturing industries.