Salvador Oltra Gonzalez – General Manager / BEUMER Group – Branch Italy
Can you give us some details about the solutions that you will present at the second edition of INTRALOGISTICA ITALIA in 2018?
The future of material handling will be revealed in a demonstration of a radically new concept in line-sorting, together with Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) tours of the ultimate warehouse and distribution centre,
The BG Line Sorter sets new benchmarks for mid-volume material handling by combining the simplicity of a line sorter with the handling capabilities of high-speed cross-belt sortation. By enabling a wide handling mix to be sorted on a single system, the BG Line Sorter reduces the percentage of non-conveyable items to lower the overall handling cost per item.
INTRALOGISTICA ITALIA is positioned within The Innovation Alliance platform co-located with shows such as PLAST, IPACK-IMA, MEAT-TECH, PRINT4ALL. What are the advantages of this for your company?
The Innovation Allliance is a great forum for sharing future-oriented logistics concepts and solutions. BEUMER Group’s culture is based on creativity and innovation so sharing a platform with like-minded companies is inspiring. Our most recent innovations include the introduction of a new class of line sorter and Linear Synchronous Motor technology which reduces energy consumption by 75% compared to conventional motors. Today, BEUMER is looking at how Big Data and Machine Learning with Neural Networks can advance the accuracy and efficiency of automated material handling systems.
In your opinion, what will intralogistics look like in the future? Looking at the market figures for the sector and future forecasts, what are your expectations?
With the massive rise in e-commerce, the volume of parcels has reached the point at which companies who continue to use conventional systems will no longer be able to maintain their competitive edge.
Automating the material handling process can be an important element in helping companies to meet the demand for higher capacity and growth. Automation can increase the speed, accuracy and control of the material flow and allow for systems to be extended with minimal downtime. They also enable companies to respond to trends such as later cut-off times as well as faster and more flexible delivery options.
As a system integrator and leading global supplier of automated material handling systems, BEUMER Group supports customers with expertise from concept to commissioning and beyond. The Group’s modular high-speed sortation systems ensure fast, gentle and fault-free sortation of a wide mix of items includes large parcels and fragile packets.
The efficiency achieved by these systems is helping many global companies to drive up their competitive advantage and support future growth. These companies include Benetton, Bonprix, Conbipel, Nike, Adidas, H&M, Nacex, Coliposte, Hermes, DHL, UPS, FedEx and DPD.
But established multinational e-tailers and postal hubs are not the only companies which can benefit from automating the sortation process. Smaller businesses can also benefit from increasing the sortation speed and accuracy. The combination of an automated system, configured to fit their specific footprint, with BEUMER’s expertise and long-term partnership can support the growth strategy of any logistics operation.