Westfalia Technologies Achieves Fifth Consecutive Food Logistics Top Green Providers Award Win
Logistics solutions provider’s “Go Green with High Density” warehouse automation technology continues advancing sustainability across the food and beverage supply chain
York, Pa. – June 16, 2017 – 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 fifth 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. Each year, the criteria for earning a spot on the list become more stringent for applicants. For example, the editorial staff evaluates a company’s participation in such programs as the EPA’s SmartWay and other recognized sustainability programs; facilities that are LEED-certified, and/or feature solar panels, LED lighting and other energy saving installations and retrofits that produce measure reductions in GHG emissions, to name a few.
Dan Labell, president, Westfalia Technologies, said, “For 25 years, Westfalia has been committed to helping manufacturers and distributors improve sustainability by applying innovative technologies, like our 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 “Go Green with High Density” warehouse automation solutions allow 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, 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). In addition, 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.
With Westfalia’s Savanna.NET® Warehouse Execution System (WES), companies can control and optimize material flow, allowing warehouses with time-sensitive products to employ first-expired, first-out (FEFO) inventory management to minimize product waste due to expiration dates. Also, Westfalia’s AS/RS eliminates fork trucks so there is no need for battery charging stations, thus fewer batteries end up in landfills.
“The future viability of the world’s food supply chain is dependent upon our ability to integrate sustainability from farm to fork,” says Lara L. Sowinski, editorial director, Food Logistics. “Transportation and logistics comprise a significant part of that supply chain, and we commend those companies in our industry that embrace their role as environmental stewards, while raising the sustainability bar for their peers.”
The full 2017 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 2017 print issue of the magazine.