Push-back racks in the Nocciole Marchisio warehouse in Cortemilia, Italy
Nocciole Marchisio doubles its capacity with two high-density storage systems
Nocciole Marchisio, a benchmark hazelnut producer, installs Movirack and push-back racks in its warehouse in Italy.
Nocciole Marchisio, which specializes in shelling, roasting, and processing several types of nuts, has installed mobile and push-back racks from Mecalux. With these high-density storage systems, the company has optimized the available space in its warehouse in Cortemilia, Italy.
About Nocciole Marchisio
Nocciole Marchisio is a family-run company based in Italy’s Piedmont region. It is a benchmark in the shelling, toasting, and processing of hazelnuts of all varieties, almonds, and pistachios.
- Founded in: 1995
- Production capacity: about 7,720 tons a year
Nocciole Marchisio has extensive experience in shelling and processing hazelnuts, almonds, and pistachios. The company is known for the quality and taste of its products, which are mainly sold in the Italian market. In recent years, though, its volume of exports outside the European market has increased.
Nocciole has a modern production center in Cortemilia, Italy. There, it cleans and dries the hazelnuts, almonds, and pistachios it harvests in a sustainable, environmentally friendly way. The facility has an area for storing both finished product and raw material. But with rising production, it had to modernize to accommodate all its goods.
“We had one logistics need that took precedence over the rest: to maximize our storage space. We had very limited warehousing capacity because we weren’t using compact storage systems,” says Pier Giorgio Mollea, owner of Nocciole Marchisio.
Mecalux proposed a logistics solution combining Movirack mobile pallet racks and push-back racks. These two high-density systems leverage every last inch of available surface area.
Mollea says: “By combining two compact storage systems, we’ve benefited greatly from space optimization. Plus, by better leveraging the space, we no longer have to outsource our logistics processes or transport goods between facilities. And this has resulted in major operational cost savings.”
Nocciole Marchisio warehouse
The company’s main storage system is Movirack mobile racking, which was installed on a surface area of just over 3,550 m². With a height of 26' and capacity for 540 pallets, the Movirack mobile racks are the type of only high-density storage system that offers direct access to all the products stored.
How is this possible? The racks are mounted on mobile bases that move laterally on rails. By opening a working aisle, operators access the locations where they need to store or remove goods. This storage system is ideal for facilities requiring individual access to each product and that are looking to optimize their storage space.
Moreover, Movirack mobile racking meets all current safety regulations, incorporating devices that ensure incident-free operation:
- Exterior barriers. Detienen el movimiento de las estanterías cuando un operario penetra en el interior del pasillo.
- Interior barriers. Detectan la presencia de objetos en el pasillo que impedirían el correcto funcionamiento del sistema.
- Emergency buttons. Immediately stop the racks from moving in the event of an incident.
- Proximity photocells. Ensure a smooth, safe stop.
In another part of the Nocciole Marchisio warehouse, Mecalux has installed push-back racks that can hold up to 54 pallets. This compact storage system provides great agility and high accessibility to the goods. Each channel houses three pallets of the same SKU, one behind the other. Thus, loads are managed according to the LIFO (last in, first out) method: when a pallet is inserted in the first position, it pushes the others toward the back of the lane. The pallets move easily by means of gravity.
Combining systems for efficient logistics processes
“We’re really pleased with the features of Mecalux’s mobile and push-back racking. They work perfectly and have allowed us to double our storage capacity," says Mollea.
Thanks to the combination of high-density storage systems, the Italian company now has an optimized facility, where goods are housed in the appropriate storage system according to their characteristics.
“Our business is constantly changing and growing,” says Mollea. In addition to doubling the storage capacity, the Mecalux systems installed will support Nocciole Marchisio as its sales increase, enabling it to continue providing all its customers with quality service.
We’re really pleased with the features of Mecalux’s mobile and push-back racking. They work perfectly and have allowed us to double our storage capacity.