Westfalia Technologies Achieves Fourth Consecutive Food Logistics Top Green Providers Award
York, Pa. – June 27, 2016 – Westfalia Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of logistics solutions for manufacturers and distributors since 1992, has been named a Food Logistics Top Green Provider for the fourth consecutive year. With its “Go Green with High Density” warehouse automation solutions, Westfalia continues to help food and beverage companies reduce land usage, energy consumption and waste within their supply chains.
The Top Green Providers list recognizes companies whose products, services, or exemplary leadership is enhancing sustainability within the food and beverage industry. The list offers logistics professionals a guide to the providers, manufacturers, and software and technology companies that have found new ways to promote sustainability throughout their operations and those of their customers.
Dan Labell, president, Westfalia Technologies, said, “Helping manufacturers and distributors improve sustainability goes hand in hand with automating their warehouse operations. For each customer, we make a concerted effort to apply innovative technologies, like automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), as a means of not only improving operational efficiency, but also minimizing their supply chains’ environmental impact.”
Westfalia’s high-density AS/RS allows customers, including food and beverage companies, to store more product in a smaller space and use less land by retrofitting existing facilities. As a result, these companies are able to reduce their overall building footprint by up to 50 percent and expand their storage capacity by 30 to 50 percent (when compared to conventional warehouses). Also, Westfalia’s AS/RS eliminates fork trucks so there is no need for battery charging stations and fewer batteries end up in landfills.
Westfalia’s clients typically see an average energy cost reduction of 40 percent because automated warehouses require fewer interior lights and less space to heat and cool. Additional energy savings are possible with Westfalia’s storage and retrieval machines (S/RMs). Outfitted with regenerative braking, these S/RMs store surplus braking energy and transfer it to the power grid for other machines’ use. Moreover, Westfalia’s Warehouse Execution System (WES), Savanna.NET®, controls and optimizes material flow within the warehouse, virtually eliminating waste and damage.
“The 2016 Top Green Providers reached a new record high for applicants and recipients, confirming the importance of sustainability in the global food and beverage supply chain,” said Lara L. Sowinski, editorial director, supply chain network, AC Business Media. “Our industry’s continued focus on environmental stewardship and the role that growers, manufacturers, logistics companies, retailers and others play is driving heightened awareness and actions aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions while simultaneously boosting cost and energy efficiencies.”
The full 2016 Top Green Providers list is now available online at www.FoodLogistics.com. Expanded profiles and directory of services offered will be published in the June 2016 print issue of the magazine.
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