Congratulations to PepsiCo on receiving the Supply Chain Management Award and the Storage & Materials Handling Award for the new 5,200m2 facility in Regency Park, Adelaide.
PepsiCo appointed Vaughan Constructions to deliver a 32m high-bay warehouse for their Australian snack food division, Smith’s Snackfood Company. The site is located adjacent to Smith’s current manufacturing site in Regency Park, SA.
Due to the land restrictions and the client’s need for a large volume of storage, Vaughans designed and constructed a high-bay solution combined with a low-bay warehouse and office areas.
The facility intended to satisfy the demand for product delivery direct to the client’s major customers central warehouses. Double handling of Smith’s products has been eliminated as a result of the vast amount of standalone racking available complimented by fully automated equipment.
This means product is automatically packed and travels from the manufacturing packaging room. Every carton is then automatically palletised and stretch wrapped and labelled. The pallet is then transported to another automated warehouse or direct to the dock for shipping. There is storage capacity in the dark, and this collection process is available 24 hours.
With in the dark storage space, the high-bay warehouse can store up to 6,300,000 packets of Smith’s chips, providing PepsiCo with sufficient capacity to cater for peak periods and future growth.
PepsiCo was one of the first companies in Australia to embark on a high-bay warehouse with this level of specialised automation.
Vaughans is delighted to have worked with PepsiCo on a project that has achieved recognition for being a market leading high-bay warehouse facility.