Logistics centre expansion
Samson has used the less busy times of the economic recession to make the infrastructure at its headquarters in Frankfurt ready for future challenges. The expansion work included a large extension of the high bay warehouse only built a few years ago. Instead of 10, the warehouse now has 16 rows of shelves; the number of stacker cranes has been increased from five to eight to still allow one crane to operate two rows. 180 pallets or wire mesh boxes per hour now can be loaded and unloaded.
The number of storage spaces distributed on 25 racks has grown from 13 500 to 23 000. The dispatch hall has also been integrated into the extended warehouse previously intended for production logistics. A separate pick/pack area with two stations was created. Thanks to modern warehouse technology and shortened routes, Samson can complete the dispatch process much more quickly.
Samson India, the Indian subsidiary of the Frankfurt instrumentation and controls company, has moved from Mumbai to Ranjangaon near the industrial centre of Pune. At the new site still located in the federal state of Maharashtra, Samson India has urgently required space to expand its business activities. A four storey office building and a large production hall have been built on the 18 000 m2 company premises.
The site provides sufficient space for further expansion in one of the world’s fastest growing markets. 125 employees work in production, sales and services at Samson India. In addition to the head office, the subsidiary has eight branch offices strategically located all over India to quickly serve customers in all major industrial regions. The town of Ranjangaon is favorably located between three major economic centres on the subcontinent Mumbai, Pune and Aurangabad, and is just an hour drive from Pune international airport.
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