Westfalia Technologies Wins Food Logistics’ Top Green Providers Award for Seventh Straight Year
York, Pa. — June 18, 2019 — Westfalia Technologies, Inc. (Westfalia), a leading provider of logistics solutions for manufacturers and distributors since 1992, announces that it has been named a Food Logistics Top Green Provider, again, for a seventh straight year. Westfalia’s “Go Green with High Density” warehouse automation solutions allow food and beverage customers to reduce their overall building footprint and expand their storage capacity by up to 50 percent, which has resulted in an average reduction of energy costs by 40 percent.
Food Logistics’ annual Top Green Providers 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 measurable reductions in GHG emissions, to name a few.
Dan Labell, President, Westfalia Technologies, said, “Westfalia continues its dedication to help manufacturers and distributors within the food and beverage industry not only improve operational efficiency, but also minimize their supply chains’ environmental impact through the use of innovative technologies such as our automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS). Being recognized for a 7th straight year by Food Logistics is a great achievement because it means our AS/RS is truly having a positive impact for our clients as well as the environment.”
Westfalia’s Savanna.NET® Warehouse Execution System controls and optimizes material flow, allowing warehouses with time-sensitive products to employ first-expired, first-out inventory management, which minimizes product waste from expired products. Additionally, the AS/RS reduces the need for forklifts and reduces risk for product damage/waste. The absence of forklifts eliminates the need for battery charging stations and fewer batteries end up in landfills.
Lara L. Sowinski, Editorial Director, Food Logistics, said, “Our Top Green Providers demonstrate leadership in sustainability throughout the global food supply chain, from better management of natural resources to technology applications and operational improvements that reduce food waste from the farm to the retailer to the end consumer.” Sowiniski continued, “Environmental stewardship is a defining feature for these companies, as is their determination to continually raise the sustainability bar year after year.”
Food Logistics is the only publication dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain. The complete 2019 Top Green Providers list is now available online at www.FoodLogistics.com. Expanded profiles and directory of services offered are available in the June 2019 print issue of the magazine.
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About Westfalia Technologies, Inc.
Westfalia Technologies, Inc. is a leader in providing logistics solutions for plants, warehouses and distribution centers. Its expertise in combining software (WES) development with automated equipment manufacturing reveals Westfalia’s ability to deliver turnkey solutions to meet each client’s specific needs with unsurpassed quality and control. To learn more about Westfalia’s products, including Conveyors, Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) and Savanna.NET® Warehouse Execution Systems, please visit www.WestfaliaUSA.com.