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The paper industry wants warehouse systems with muscles
The enduring overcapacity in the European paper industry leads to an ever smaller number of players in this field. The industry has many wholesalers and retailers selling office supplies, stationery, packing materials and other consumer products. Margins are under pressure and also this industry tries to shorten the supply chain by adding online sales to their channel set-up.
The industry has a high focus on sustainability and there are quality labels to help identity those who are environmentally friendly. The natural products make their own demands to the intralogistic system: moisture and temperature fluctuations can damage the product and therefore warehouses are equipped with a good climate control. In the early stages of the chain, products are heavy and big and that has an impact on the storage systems, forklift trucks and even attachments. In wholesale and e-commerce operations we see large product ranges and short delivery times. Automated systems such as shuttle systems ensure fast and error-free order picking.