Excursion to Capri Sun's headquarters - KIT students gained insights into the distribution center in Eppelheim
Heidelberg - 28.11.2019
On November 8 2019, 16 students of the lecture "Material Flow in Logistics Systems" of the IFL Institute at KIT went together with io-consultants to Capri Sun in Eppelheim. For five years now, io-consultants has been conducting joint excursions in cooperation with the Institut für Fördertechnik und Logistiksysteme (IFL) at KIT.
For Capri Sun Vertriebs GmbH, io-consultants planned and realized a fully automated distribution center at their headquarters in Eppelheim. The project, in which io-consultants as general planner supported the realization, commissioning and project organization, was successfully completed with the go-live in December 2014. Thanks to the distribution center, Capri Sun can handle up to 225 trucks per day and thus meet the growing demand on the market.
In the Capri Sun distribution center, the students were then able to see for themselves the state-of-the-art automation technology. At the production and logistics site, the students were given the opportunity to put into practice the knowledge they had previously only learned theoretically about highly automated logistics systems.
As part of a tour, visitors were able to experience all the process steps of a logistics center, from goods receipt to automatic palletizing. One highlight was the 40m high automatic channel warehouse, which with 48,000 pallet spaces forms the heart of the plant in Eppelheim.
We would like to extend our special thanks to Capri Sun Vertriebs GmbH for this opportunity to visit their distribution center.