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Walmart installs Swisslog solution

Swisslog’s SynQ software.

Swisslog has announced that Walmart will install a Swisslog automation solution within its Valdosta, GA, facility to enable seamless material flow and increase uptime.

Walmart is planning to break ground on the milk processing facility and the project is scheduled to be completed in 2025.

The intralogistics warehouse automation and software company’s facility follows a series of successful installations globally, including in Australia and New Zealand for leading supermarket chains.

“Swisslog has a long history with pallet technology, so our expertise in this area can help supermarkets, grocery stores and e-grocery companies achieve optimal space utilisation and throughput,” says Charles John, Senior Sales Consultant – Food and Beverage, Swisslog Australia and New Zealand.

“When demand for a product, like milk, is increasing, but land is becoming increasingly expensive, an automated warehousing solution that makes better use of the same space, or footprint, can help companies like Walmart, or local players, to gain a competitive edge.”

According to Walmart, the automated storage and retrieval solution (ASRS) will bolster the company’s capacity to meet consumer demand for milk. It continues the company’s commitment to building a more resilient and transparent supply chain to deliver high-quality products. This is Walmart’s second milk processing facility. The company worked with Swisslog to open its first milk processing facility in Fort Wayne, IN, in 2018.

Designed by Swisslog’s automation experts, the ASRS brings together five Vectura pallet stacker cranes with KUKA palletising and de-palletising robots, a ProMove pallet conveyor system, as well as a conveyor system for small loads.

The automation solution operates on synchronised intelligence from Swisslog’s SynQ software, which provides warehouse management, material flow and automation control system functionality in a single, modular platform.

“We are excited to partner with Walmart once again to open its second milk processing facility,” says Sean Wallingford, President and CEO of Swisslog Americas.

“From the initial discussion through design completion, it has been a very hands-on, collaborative, and proactive approach.”

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