Bayer Santé Familiale, the HealthCare division of the Bayer group, which ensures the development, production, marketing and distribution of healthcare products for the non-prescription or every-day prescription markets and is world leader for non-prescription drugs, selects Fives Cinetic for the mechanization of its order-preparation process.
Its 35,000 sqm logistics center is located in Saint-Georges-de-Reneins (north of Lyons) and ensures the storage, preparation and shipping of the different products for its customers: pharmacies, wholesalers, hospitals and health stores in France and around the world.
To respond to this strong growth, Bayer Santé Familiale has decided to entrust Fives Cinetic with the refurbishment of its distribution center with the provision of high-throughput automated order-preparation lines.
The solution integrates automated labeling, document verification and inclusion, continuous helical elevators and automated sorting for 10 destinations, some of which are equipped with direct truck loading, for a total throughput of 10,000 packets per day.
The new installation will be operational before the end of 2011 and will be brought into service without any discontinuity of operations.
Michel Crebassa, Managing Director of the Saint-Georges-de-Reneins facility, underlines: "We selected Fives Cinetic for its commitment and pro-activeness in finding the most suitable solution for our operational continuity needs and the requirement to deploy 100% electric systems on this new automated line".
With this new customer, Fives Cinetic confirms its ability to equip different sectors of activity with order-preparation solutions and high-throughput sorting systems managed by WCS Trace®.