Amber Beverage Group (ABG) has announced an investment of €15.5 million in equipment to build its new €33 million automated high-bay warehouse.
The global spirits company has purchased the automated warehousing equipment from manufacturer Jungheinrich.
Located in Riga, Latvia, the warehouse is currently in the first stage of construction and will have the capacity to store 35,000 pallets at a time, with the potential to expand to 45,000.
ABG plans to acquire more than 24,000 square-metres to create automated warehouse order storage and assembly and issuance areas.
Following completion of the new facility, ABG plans to merge its three existing warehouses with the new warehouse to reach 360,000 processed pallets per year.
“It is very important for us to ensure efficient cargo and pallet management for our partners in over 185 countries and to maintain the speed of development of investment projects which are characteristic of our company,” said Jekaterina Stuģe, CEO of Amber Beverage Group.
“The biggest part of our investment will be in high-tech equipment for our new warehousing, once again confirming Amber Beverage Group’s ambitious plans to become one of the ten most influential and modern spirits industry players globally,” she added.
Māris Supe, sales manager at Jungheinrich lift truck in the Baltics, said: “We are pleased that a logistics automation project of such scale will be implemented by ABG. Due to its size, complexity and level of automation, this project is significant, not only at the Baltic level, but also throughout Europe.”
© FoodBev Media Ltd 2021
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