How is a distribution centre designed according to the capacity and safety requirements of a multinational power company?

The logistics operator Trasgo sectors its warehouse and equips it with pallet racking

Trasgo
Trasgo’s logistics center in Italy is sectored into four different areas to organize the goods of Enel — an important customer who distributes electricity — according to product characteristics and to comply with local fire regulations. Mecalux supplied pallet racking that offers a storage capacity of more than 20,200 pallets and ensures optimal management of any product.
How is a distribution centre designed according to the capacity and safety requirements of a multinational power company?

Needs of Trasgo

Since it was founded in 1981 in the city of Novara (in the Piedmont region), Trasgo has become one of the leading logistics operators within Italy.

The company focuses on storage and provides efficient and personalized transportation service to its customers nationwide.

In recent years, Trasgo has grown steadily and now has three logistics centers throughout the Italian territory. One of them, located in the town of Arena Po (Pavia), required a storage system to deposit the goods of their customer Enel.

To that end, the company sought the cooperation of Mecalux in the search for the most appropriate solution.  

 

The solution: pallet racking

Mecalux provided a total of 32 double pallet racks, each 28’ high in three areas of the logistics center. Thereby, Trasgo has achieved a storage capacity of more than 20,200 pallets of 31.5” x 47” and a maximum weight of 1,543 lb.

The direct access to the pallet racking allows stock management and control with greater agility. Also, the aisles have been sized for easy maneuvering by reach trucks.

This system is very versatile and adapts to any unit load, regardless of its size.

In the Trasgo logistics center, pallets are placed on the upper levels of the racks, allocating the lower ones to the storage of bulky items like reels of cable and the picking of products.

In the two central zones of the warehouse, an underpass is set up that cuts across the racking and optimizes the movements of operators.

The first level above the passageway is protected with wire mesh panels, which guarantees the stability of the loads and prevents materials from falling.

In front of the racks, a wide reception and dispatch area has been arranged, which includes a preloads area on the floor where the goods are prepared for their subsequent distribution.  

Advantages for Trasgo

  • High capacity: the racking installed can store more than 20,200 pallets, fully satisfying the logistics needs of Trasgo.
  • Optimal logistics management: goods are sorted and stored in the corresponding area of the logistics center, taking into account their features, sizes and turnover.
  • High throughput: direct access to the goods streamlines the management of SKUs and facilitates a massive flow of incoming and outgoing products.

Products used in this project

  • Mecalux supplied pallet racking that offers a storage capacity of more than 20,200 pallets
    Mecalux supplied pallet racking that offers a storage capacity of more than 20,200 pallets
  • Sectorisation allows the efficient storage of all the goods while meeting local regulations regarding fire prevention and safety
    Sectorisation allows the efficient storage of all the goods while meeting local regulations regarding fire prevention and safety

Technical Specifications

Trasgo's logistics centre in Italy
Storage capacity: 20,240 pallets
Pallet sizes: 31.5” x 47”/55”
Max. pallet weight: 1,543 lb
No. of racks: 32
Racking height: 28’
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