At the end of 2016, the specialists from SSI SCHAEFER installed the four LOGIMAT® Vertical Lift Modules at TOOLS Finland Oy, including a connection to the warehouse management system of the local third-party supplier. The lift modules commissioned at the start of 2017 are approximately 9.8 meters high, 4.5 meters wide, and 3 meters deep. They contain a total of roughly 6,800 small parts, such as hand tools, nuts, and bolts, which are distributed over 70 trays each with a maximum load of up to 450 kilograms. This stock stored over only 54 square meters of horizontal space makes up about 30 percent of the total range of items available in Kotka. Thanks to the compact design of the lift modules, the full height of the room and entire storage area are now being used as efficiently as possible.
The intralogistics specialists also provided 16,000 EF-series plastic bins in three varying dimensions (euro dimensions 2120, 3170, and 4170), complete with the TOOLS logo, that are carried along on trollies during picking. Only one employee is required to operate each LOGIMAT®. The concept therefore also frees up personnel resources that can now be deployed in other areas.