York, Pa. — June 18, 2018 — Westfalia Technologies, Inc. (Westfalia), a leading provider of logistics solutions for manufacturers and distributors since 1992, has been named a Food Logistics Top Green Provider for the sixth consecutive year. Westfalia’s “Go Green with High Density” warehouse automation solutions have allowed food and beverage customers to reduce their overall building footprint and expand their storage capacity by up to 50 percent, which has resulted in an average reduction of energy costs by 40 percent.
Food Logistics’ annual Top Green Providers recognizes companies whose products, services, or exemplary leadership is enhancing sustainability within the food and beverage industry. Each year, the criteria for earning a spot on the list become more stringent for applicants. For example, the editorial staff evaluates a company’s participation in such programs as the EPA’s SmartWay and other recognized sustainability programs; facilities that are LEED-certified, and/or feature solar panels, LED lighting and other energy saving installations and retrofits that produce measurable reductions in GHG emissions, to name a few.
Dan Labell, president, Westfalia Technologies, said, “For the past 26 years, Westfalia has been dedicated to applying innovative technologies to help manufacturers and distributors reap the benefits and improve sustainability. Our automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) help them not only improve operational efficiency, but also minimize their supply chains’ environmental impact.”
Westfalia’s Savanna.NET® Warehouse Execution System controls and optimizes material flow, allowing warehouses with time-sensitive products to employ first-expired, first-out inventory management, which minimizes product waste from expired products. Additionally, the AS/RS reduces the need for fork trucks and lessens risk for product damage/waste. The absence of forklifts eliminates the need for battery charging stations and fewer batteries end up in landfills.
Lara L. Sowinski, editorial director, Food Logistics, said, “The agricultural sector, and food supply chains at large, have long recognized the importance of environmental stewardship for long-term sustainability in both business and for future food production globally. Food Logistics remains committed to promoting those in our industry who understand their leadership role in sustainability and work to raise the bar with new products, services and strategies each year.”
The full 2018 Top Green Providers list is now available online at www.FoodLogistics.com
. Expanded profiles and directory of services offered are available in the June 2018 print issue of the magazine.
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About Westfalia Technologies, Inc.
Westfalia Technologies, Inc. is a leader in providing logistics solutions for plants, warehouses and distribution centers. Its expertise in combining software (WES) development with automated equipment manufacturing reveals Westfalia’s ability to deliver turnkey solutions to meet each client’s specific needs with unsurpassed quality and control. To learn more about Westfalia’s products, including Conveyors, Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) and Savanna.NET® Warehouse Execution Systems, please visit www.WestfaliaUSA.com