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Grifols: Innovative warehouse solution.

Two high-tech warehouses for healthcare giant Grifols.

Grifols is a Spanish pharmaceutical company that exports products around the globe. Together with Jungheinrich, the healthcare giant created a high-tech warehouse solution in Dublin that accommodates a temperature range of +5 to -35 degrees to safely store & transport vital blood plasma products.

Challenges

  • Demanding requirements in terms of storage technology and safety for sensitive blood plasma and medical products.
  • Integration of the automated logistics processes into Grifols' own IT system.
  • Requirement to manage extreme conditions and the complex implementation of the entire warehouse. 
  • Rapid storage and efficient retrieval of sensitive and valuable medical products. 

Solutions

  • Delivered end-to-end project requirements, day-to-day operations, maintenance, service and support - all from one source.
  • Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) implemented that reaches a room height of up to 26 metres.
  • Reliable Conveyor System installed to safely process up to 3,000 pallets with highly sensitive plasma products.
  • Jungheinrich Warehouse Control System (WCS) deployed to control transport and safe storage of medical products.
  • Efficient VNA trucks delivered for use in narrow aisle warehouse.

Benefits

  • Benchmark in pharmaceutical warehousing - with Jungheinrich as a single source provider.
  • Significant improvement in turnaround speeds thanks to highly efficient processes.
  • Maximum transparency with the help of the Jungheinrich Warehouse Control System. 
  • Jungheinrich regularly provides training for new employees to ensure downtimes are kept to a minimum.

Grifols: Solution Summary

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