Konecranes has partnered with the automated material flow solutions provider Pesmel to supply automated warehouses with innovative container handling technology.

The two Finnish companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) earlier in November 2021 to provide the globally available new solution under the Konecranes brand.

The solution will handle containers fully automatically in a high-bay warehouse, where they are stacked up to 14 high, reducing the space needed for containers by up to 80%, according to a statement.

Automated container tracking is part of a management system that can be integrated easily with the facility’s overall logistics management system.

Tero Vallas, business development manager of Konecranes Port Solutions, said that the new solutions that are now available, “will impose order on the container chaos”, while eliminating the complexity, improving throughput, and also greatly reducing the space needed for containers in logistics hubs and distribution centres.

Container shipping is expected to grow in the future, both in volume and speed. “The better containers are handled at logistics hubs and distribution centres, the better their customers will be served, in ways that give a decisive competitive advantage,” noted the port equipment manufacturing company in a statement.

Furthermore, Tony Leikas, CEO of Pesmel, stated, “Partnering with Konecranes is a great opportunity for Pesmel to bring our high-bay warehouse technology into a ­­­new business area.”

Focusing on serving customers around the world in the pulp and paper, metals and tire manufacturing industries, Pesmel offers solutions that improve material flows and logistics at different types of warehousing and manufacturing facilities.

Source : Container-News