In the course of an exclusive event of EDEKA Rhein-Ruhr, more than 200 suppliers and partners of the business group visited the new empties sorting system at the company’s Hamm location. The entire empties sorting and handling process of more than 400 EDEKA- and trinkgut stores is carried out efficiently at this location, including a fast and accurate online crediting system for the stores. The innovative and sustainable system was realized by KNAPP Systemintegration as general contractor.
Numerous discussions confirm that a central sorting system has become increasingly important for various bottling business in the complex returnables market. Using the new high-performance concept, it is possible not only to significantly increase the level of service to the stores and bottlers, there is also significant savings potential along the entire supply chain, as the empties are sorted in the right location from the start and there are no unnecessary transport distances. In this way, retailers and bottlers both benefit from the central sorting concept.