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Foldia® - Inex Reference Case
Less manual handling costs and high space efficiency
Customer
Inex Partners, Finland
• Inex Partners Oy is a fully-owned subsidiary of SOK corporation.
Its main task is to pro...
Customer Business Need
1. Inex was looking to renew the load carrier fleet to reduce the logistics operational costs and m...
Solution
• K.Hartwall started working together with the customer by mapping and
identifying the different requirements of ...
Solution description
• Roll container with symmetrical folding
• Current footprint: 806 x680 mm
• Max safe working load: 4...
What the customer says:
“The new Foldia® Roll container has clearly improved our distribution process and provides
us with...
Results
1. The pilot of the new Foldia® units was a clear success, with the new units working throughout the
supply chain ...
Contact Information
Inex Partners, Finland
Mikko Kymäläinen
Tel. +358 50 5704155
Mikko.kymalainen@inex.fi
K. Hartwall
Jani...
Foldia - Customer reference case: Inex Patners
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Foldia - Customer reference case: Inex Patners

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Discover the success story about Inex Partners who introduced Fodlia, a new folding rollcontainer, into their Supply chain. The results: Less manual handling costs and high space efficiency both in transport and warehouse.

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Foldia - Customer reference case: Inex Patners

  1. 1. Foldia® - Inex Reference Case Less manual handling costs and high space efficiency
  2. 2. Customer Inex Partners, Finland • Inex Partners Oy is a fully-owned subsidiary of SOK corporation. Its main task is to provide warehousing, logistics and transportation services for S-Group one of the two major Finnish retailers. The company counts 2,200 employees. Warehousing and processing area are ca. 300,000 m2 and transportations consist of 1,000 vehicle combinations a day. Inex Partners turnover was 3,5M€ in 2013. • Inex is operating from two central distribution centres in Kilo and Sipoo and a number of regional warehouses. The new central DC in Sipoo will be highly automated • Inex has been using both regular folding Roll containers, pallets and plastic crates for the grocery and non-food distribution Foldia® Roll container For reduced manual handling costs and high space efficiency
  3. 3. Customer Business Need 1. Inex was looking to renew the load carrier fleet to reduce the logistics operational costs and make the manual handling in the whole Supply Chain easier and more cost-effective. The concrete improvement targets for the Roll Container (RC) were:  Making the RC handling an easy 1 person operation with improved functionality and ergonomics  Reduced handling time of load carrier in DC when preparing RC for order-picking  Reduced handling time in stores when preparing RC for return transport  Improve the ergonomics, handling and durability of the old wire base with a new plastic base 2. Inex is building a new Central Distribution centre in Sipoo (ready 2016) where the Roll Container fleet needs to comply to the highly automated order-picking. Thereby there was a need for a high quality load carrier that operates smoothly in automation and minimizes non-productive hours. 3. Inex was also looking for a load carrier that is visually representative and can effectively work to promote the S-Group brand when used in stores Foldia® Roll container For reduced manual handling costs and high space efficiency
  4. 4. Solution • K.Hartwall started working together with the customer by mapping and identifying the different requirements of the new load carrier solution from all parts of the supply chain. • The joint project team also identified and calculated the process changes and business benefits of the new load carrier solution when implemented in the existing supply chain infrastructure. • The implementation started with a pilot where 1,000 Foldia units and 1,000 plastic bases to be retrofitted were supplied to pre-determined stores to validate the business case. Foldia® Roll container For reduced manual handling costs and high space efficiency
  5. 5. Solution description • Roll container with symmetrical folding • Current footprint: 806 x680 mm • Max safe working load: 400 kg • Empty ratio 5:1 • Available with plastic base (for higher customer visibility and better ergonomics) or wire mesh • Snap-on retainer to hold the base Foldia® Roll container For reduced manual handling costs and high space efficiency
  6. 6. What the customer says: “The new Foldia® Roll container has clearly improved our distribution process and provides us with a secure load carrier that we can trust in our new automation system.” Mikko Kymäläinen, Logistics Manager at Inex Partners Foldia® Roll container For reduced manual handling costs and high space efficiency
  7. 7. Results 1. The pilot of the new Foldia® units was a clear success, with the new units working throughout the supply chain as predicted and reducing the manual handling both in DC and stores. 2. The new Foldia® was accepted by both the customer and the main automation supplier as the new standard load carrier to be used in the automated Sipoo Distribution Centre. 3. The new plastic base has improved the handling of e.g. boxes and crates in both DC and stores 4. The new Foldia® has been taken in use at Inex distribution and the plastic base has been branded with both customer colours as well as logo. 5. Inex Partners are committed to the new Foldia® for all new purchases, as well as retrofitting old units to renew the complete load carrier fleet within the next 3-4 years. Foldia® Roll container For reduced manual handling costs and high space efficiency
  8. 8. Contact Information Inex Partners, Finland Mikko Kymäläinen Tel. +358 50 5704155 Mikko.kymalainen@inex.fi K. Hartwall Jani Peltonen tel. +358 40 487 4380 jani.peltonen@k-hartwall.com Demonstration Video clip of Foldia on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=AFsxX4qxe30 Foldia® Roll container For reduced manual handling costs and high space efficiency

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