A specialist in producing customized medicines, Fagron is the world-wide leader in pharmaceutical compounding. The company is represented in 29 countries on 5 continents and supplies about 150,000 pharmacies and 55 countries with high-quality and innovative products.
Up to 1,500 orders are processed daily in a few hours in the Oud Beijerland DC and in minimal space, which called for a powerful, space-effective and secure picking system. The fast-mover autopicker SDA-2000 is the ideal solution: About 80 percent of articles ordered per day are stored efficiently in the SDA and are automatically picked. Automated picking is efficient and guarantees the highest quality. Articles such as tubes or pill bottles, which are not suited to autopicker picking due to their dimensions, are picked with the help of the tube autopicker.
A high-performance state-of-the-art distribution centre was built in Capelle aan den IJssel. The heart of the solution is the OSR ShuttleTM, where most of the assortment is stored making efficient, reliable order processing possible. Every day about 1,500 orders are processed in the warehouse.
The KNAPP solution unites efficiency and quality in a tight space and optimally fulfils Fagron’s requirements. By using the central belt autopickers, 80 percent of orders are automatically processed, and with the tube ejectors, tubes and bottles can also be processed. The orders are completed within a few hours: Orders can be made until 5 pm which can be dispatched by 7 pm.