In the north, behind the former site of Otto Cosmetic GmbH, a new shipping and handling facility has been set up in just a few weeks. The entire construction period, including concreting and asphalting of the floor plates, lasted only 3 months. The result is a 1,840 m² area for the provision of packaging and bottling of the finished products for loading.
The hall is 83.8 meters long, 22.1 meters wide, has an eaves height of 5.2 meters and a ridge height of 7.2 meters. In the eastern part of the new hall four advanced docking stations for trucks have been built. The hall consists of a galvanized steel frame construction, a roof made of sandwich panels and walls of trapezoidal sheet. The hall was built and supplied by the company HALTEC Hall GmbH, based in Karlsruhe.
The old tent camp in 2008, with an area of 300 m², was built directly west of the new shipping and handling hall. This is the future storage facility of wooden pallets. Thus they are no longer exposed to the weather.
In the north of the new shipping and handling hall is still an open area that can be possibly used for an extension.
The delivery and collection process is greatly equalized with the new hall, as raw materials will continue to be delivered in the “old” shipping and handling hall. The new hall will bring considerable relief, since the area was increased from the current 670 m² to 1,850 m². Our employees are thus relieved, because workflows can be easily designed and targeted.
In the western part of the new hall, we have provided a concrete slab of 444 m². It can be separated by a partition from the eastern part (1,396 m²). Since this part of the hall-insulated outer walls was used, it can be heated in the future. Consideration is to use these “hot hall” for winding and picking.
With the construction of the new hall, we have basically changed the internal logistics: The area of production, raw material storage and mixing facilities, is now no longer crossed by packaging and finished goods. The new shipping and handling hall was connected via an insulated connecting clasp on the stock.
The existing 670 m² transshipment hall will be used in the future as a hazardous material storage for raw materials. However, for this to happen, some expensive structural changes are necessary.
Once this new hazardous material storage can be used, we create space in the existing raw materials warehouse. This space is then used for a mixing plant expansion. We are planning the installation of two new mixing vessels of 10 tons and three new storage tanks with a 20-ton capacity. In the course this, new lines are planned to bind the new storage tanks at the filling lines. The new mixing tank and storage tanks are not connected directly to the existing mixing plant. Instead, we will create a new hygienic design area! Furthermore, separate areas for sampling and weighing of raw materials are being developed.
As a final measure, the restructuring of the filling lines is planned. Here, six pouch-lines are placed parallel to each other. The filling plant for dispensing bottles (line 1) must be in the new building added to it (in 2010) next to the Line 1. With all these measures, we meet the expansion of recent years and can coordinate processes and implement a targeted structure.