Italy’s Ritrama Sticks a Landing in SC
Ritrama, an Italian multinational self-adhesive materials producer, chose Ferretto Group’s technological solutions for its new automated warehouse located in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
The structure spans an area of more than 5,000 square meters, and is equipped with six stacker cranes with different pick-up tools. Currently in use for about 70 percent of the warehouse, the entire structure will be fully operational by the end of summer 2018.
Among the characteristics that distinguish this storage system is its high level of automation for handling both inbound and outbound material through Ferretto Group’s ERP interface and Laser Guided Vehicle system.
Implementing the storage system began in July 2016, and involved 30 technicians who created an approximately 126,000-cubic-meter automated warehouse to manage reels of raw material and how they move to the production area, the storage of semi-finished product, and, in some cases, the finished product. The structure measures 180 meters long, 28 meters wide, and 25 meters high, and will have a capacity of about 17,000 load units. Its operation will be completely centralized.