• ave

    High level of process reliability with BITO carton live storage, widespan and pallet racking with integrated pallet buffer


Our customer

Since AVE (Absolute Vegan Empire) – Europe's first vegan wholesaler – was founded in 2001 in Nabburg/Bavaria, the company has established itself as an internationally and sustainably operating retailer with 85 permanent employees. Over the years, a close network of like-minded external partners has been established, with more than 5,000 active customers from all over the world shopping at AVE. In line with the underlying principle of sustainability, regional products, producers and suppliers are promoted and long-standing customer and supplier relationships are being maintained. The products are sold to retailers and through an online store. With over 900 product references available for wholesalers and over 2,500 vegan products for ALLESVEGETARIAN.DE, AVE offer a comprehensive range of vegan lifestyle products.

Customer requirements

    • The constant growth of the company meant that the construction of a new logistics centre had become unavoidable.
    • FIFO-based order picking
    • 2,000 small orders are to be picked every day for online customers.
    • Up to 150 wholesale orders must be processed every day.

The BITO Solution

    • Multi-tier facility

    » BITO combined FLEX carton live storage with widespan and PRO pallet racking in a multi-tier system.

    • Structural Steel Flooring

    »An integrated steel mezzanine enables picking on two levels.

    • Integrated conveyor technology

    » Bins with picked goods are transferred to the dispatch area on conveyor lanes located in front of the racking installations.

    • Integrated buffer storage

    »In the lower part of the multi-tier system, pallet live storage lanes accommodate buffer pallets.

    • Stack-and-nest style BITO MB multi-trip containers

    »BITO MB plastic containers are used for order picking. The bins come with removable stacking seats for stack or nest capability.

On-site application

    • AVE picks small-volume orders from carton live storage shelving.
    • The goods are picked into BITO MB multi-trip containers.
    • Large-volume orders are handled with electric hand pallet trucks.
    • Once an order has been completed, dry and fresh food items are collated and packaged according to order.

Customer benefits

    • Optimum space utilisation
    • FIFO product presentation ensures compliance with sell by dates.
    • All processes are perfectly coordinated with the various sales channels.

What our customers say

BITO’s top-quality equipment has helped to significantly speed up order processing and product delivery to our customers.

Jörg Kerber,Logistics Manager at AVE

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