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Linde staging repeat performance at P&O Cold Logistics

Supplier: Linde Material Handling
22 January, 2007

Reliable and cost-effective materials handling has played an important role in making P&O Cold Logistics one of Australia’s leading providers of third-party cold storage and distribution.

Providing a comprehensive range of logistics services to many of the  country’s largest retailers and food manufacturers, P&O Cold Logistics  3  operates close to 1,000,000 m  of freezer and chiller space in Australia,  providing cold storage for over 150,000 pallets. 

In Melbourne, the company operates two separate distribution centres   at Laverton, one dedicated to Woolworths, the other for multiple clients  of various sizes. 

Completed just four years ago, the Woolworths DC supports all of the retailer’s stores – about 180 outlets – throughout Victoria,supplying  many on a daily basis.    

The DC has a storage capacity of around 20,000 pallets in chillers and freezers.  

The materials handling systems  include automated pallet  destacking, handling, storage and retrieval, integrated pick-to-belt order picking modules,  high speed conveyor sortation and wireless data transfer for real-time operations. 

Supporting the order  fulfillment operation and  constantly feeding the  automated material handling  systems is a fleet of more than  50 Linde lift trucks,backed by an on-site, Linde factory- trained technician. 

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