On a surface area of 315,000 m² - the size of 44 football fields - one of the largest and most modern media logistics systems started operation in October 2014, after just 20 months' of construction. Located just north of Erfurt, KNV Logistik is the new logistics centre of the media wholesaler Koch, Neff & Volckmar GmbH (KNV) and its sister company, Koch, Neff & Oetinger Verlagsauslieferung GmbH (KNO VA). Sophisticated media logistics is needed to make sure that bookshops can offer their customers a wide range of articles and provide any ordered items on site in the shortest time. The media wholesaler KNV is the market leader in this
150 pick trolleys have been in use since March at KNV Logistik in Erfurt. They are used to manually pick around 170,000 items, mostly books and games, that are stored in the shelving racks. In this traditional storage area, which is one of four picking modules, items are picked according to the man-to-goods principle: employees find the storage locations and remove the ordered items. This is precisely where Wanzl's easy-running, nimble order picking trolleys with two mounted plastic boxes come into play: at the start of the procedure, customer orders are assigned at the picking point
"The quick delivery time and the high manufacturing quality confirm that we chose the right supplier in Wanzl. Our co-workers are also impressed by the light, practical trolleys." DR. FRANK HINZ, Logistics Department Manager, KNV Logistik
The pick trolley was custom-made for KNV Logistik. Just three months passed from the initial request to sampling and ultimately delivery. The stable, compact wagon has a low weight at just 12 kilograms. Even transporting bigger picking orders is child's play. The two wire levels are precisely coordinated to the dimensions of the plastic boxes used, measuring 600 × 400 mm. Thanks to four swivel castors, the agile pick trolley can be turned in any direction and can even be moved diagonally, ensuring easy handling. Following comprehensive comparison tests, it was these special specifications that impressed KNV Logistik when it came to the MADE BY WANZL quality.
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