One kilometer of Interroll MCP in the new ePRICE warehouse

ePRICE one of Italy’s leading e-commerce operators has entrusted systems integrator Incas S.p.A. with the entire logistics system at its new distribution centre in Truccazzano (Milan). Interroll provided the solution for handling the merchandise in the new automated warehouse.

The Italian e-commerce market has seen tremendous growth that led to ePRICE reviewing the logistics of its extensive product catalogue and as a result, a decision was made to build a new warehouse. They entrusted Incas with the design and construction, who then turned to Interroll for its material handling technology.

The need for perfect logistics processes is a key factor in high-growth markets such as in e-commerce. The efficiency and flexibility of both Incas and Interroll operations resulted in a distribution centre ready to support the increases in volume expected from rising consumer demand.

The warehouse is fully automated and enables much more efficient and effective management of the delivery allocation phase, triggered by the online purchases on ePRICE.

The pallet loads are broken up into packages that are conveyed on Interroll’s Modular Conveyor Platform (MCP) inbound toward the storage warehouse. They keep moving on MCP from the warehouse into the picking zone for the preparation of orders in the outbound phase, where the weighing, strapping, bar code reading, label printing and label application all take place.

The total length of the installed Interroll MCP amounts to almost one kilometer (920 meters) – consisting of 10,150 rollers, 560 RollerDrive units and as many photo cells were installed.

The main element of the platform is a robust, modular system that incorporates the various key elements of conveying systems to form a complete material flow solution that provides the services needed. The modularity of the platform ensures easy plug-and-play installations that ensure flexibility and scalability. The modules are preassembled, thereby simplifying the installation of the system.

In order to access the different levels of the MCP installation, Interroll has also installed RM6008 elevators.

Claudio Carnino, Interroll Italia sales director underlined the excellent cooperation with Incas stating…

“It has been an honour working together to provide the optimized warehousing solution for ePRICE, the  leading Italian e-commerce player. With a fast expanding sector, perfect internal logistics is crucial for the best end-customer satisfaction. Interroll has not only the product and the technology but also the necessary experience to reach that goal.”