MECALUX, a worldwide leader in storage systems, will fully automate the new PETROBRAS distribution facility in Rio de Janeiro, South America’s third largest city.
Petrobras, established in 1953, is one of Brazil's largest companies and one of the world’s most profitable. It currently has over 100 production platforms, 16 refineries, over 18,000 miles of pipelines and more than 7,000 service stations.
The new warehouse built by Mecalux has a 16,000 pallet storage capacity in addition to the set of five double-deep stacker cranes that will allow Petrobras to move 140 pallets per hour. These stacker cranes move the merchandise up to 120 feet.
The crane’s movements will be guided by the EasyWMS® management software, allowing it to all stages of pallet storage in real-time. This software reduces errors and time of the tasks which are usually necessary for warehouse management.
"Mecalux welcomes the fact that a company like Petrobras has put its trust in us and decided to automate its logistics center with our technology," Mecalux Vice President Javier Carrillo said.
Julio Cezar, manager of technology at Petrobras, explained that "thanks to the automation of our logistics center, we can control, more easily coordinate and manage all processes taking place in the store, therefore gaining in speed and efficiency.”
To absorb the flow of pallets, the store will have a rail system approximately 1,970 feet long with 22 cars.PETROBRAS
The company is present in 28 countries on five continents. It acts as an integrated energy
company in the: exploration, production, refining, marketing and transportation sectors of
crude oil and natural gas, petrochemicals, distribution of oil, electricity, biofuels and other
renewable sources of energy.
Interlake Mecalux is one of the leading companies in the storage systems market specializing in the design, manufacturing, sale and services of metal racking, automated warehouses and other storage solutions. Mecalux is a leading storage company in Spain and ranks in the top tier of the world in its field, selling throughout more than 70 countries.
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