• Pilsner Urquell

    Storage capacity tripled with BITO PROflow pallet racking


Our customer

Pilsner Urquell. Since the first Pilsner beer was brewed in October 1842, the brand name which was registered internationally in 1898 never lost its fascination. Today, the company with the time-honoured brewing tradition belongs to South African Breweries (SAB), one of the world’s largest brewers. Many nationally and internationally renowned breweries and beer brands are united under its umbrella. The Czech offshoot includes the well-known brands Pilsner Urquell, Master, Gambrinus, Velkopopovicky Kozel, Radegast, Birell, Primus, Klasik and Frisco. These beers are brewed in the Czech Republic at the three locations Brewery-Plzen, Brewery-Radegast and Brewery-Velke-Popovice and distributed in the Czech Republic and Slovakia by over 13 regional distributors. Around 2,400 people are employed in the breweries of PPAS (Plenzsky-Prazdroj, a. s.) in the production, bottling and distribution of more than ten million hectoliters of beer annually.

Initial situation and customer requirements

    • Consolidation of several satellite warehouses into one central depot for export orders.
    • Reduce transportation costs.
    • Increase throughput to 120 delivery trucks instead of 100 trucks per day.
    • Compensation of seasonal peaks.
    • Delivery times are to be kept to a minimum.

The BITO Solution

    • Small orders

    » Small quantities are picked from BITO push-back pallet racking.

    • Palletised loads

    » For larger orders, full pallet loads are retrieved from the BITO pallet live storage installation.

On-site application

    • The new depot is used as order picking store for complete pallet loads, but also accommodates smaller packaging units of bottled and canned beer.
    • The pallet live storage installation provides 2,000 pallet positions. Each lane can accommodate up to 29 pallets in FIFO order.

Customer benefits

    • Storage capacity has tripled from 700 to more than 2,000 pallets.
    • Seasonal peaks can now be compensated easily.
    • Trouble-free and damage-free handling increases delivery quality and minimises customer complaints.

What our customers say

The new storage facility from BITO helps us cope with seasonal peaks and ensures complete and timely delivery of all orders. By merging several small storage locations into one distribution centre, we were not only able to reduce transport and handling costs, but also to increase storage capacity from 700 to more than 2,000 pallets. All advantages considered, we expect a payback period of 2 years only.

Denis Milfait,Supply Chain Development & Support Manager

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