Metsä Tissue, part of Metsä Group, is investing in a fully automated high-bay warehouse with state-of-the art in-house logistical solutions that enable higher production capacity, storage efficiency and improve the inventory turnover at the tissue paper mill in Mariestad, Sweden. The investment is part of the company’s Future Mill programme, aiming to world class environmental and operational performance in tissue production.
The Italian E80 Group S.p.A. was selected for the delivery of a fully automated high-bay warehouse. Fully automated logistics processes improve the inventory turnover and efficiency, reduce errors and shorten delivery times to customers. The investment is part of the recently announced modernization and expansion project of the Mariestad mill with a total investment of 370 MEUR.
“We are talking about a state-of-the-art warehouse logistics system. For instance, the automated intralogistics solutions with laser guided vehicles provide flexibility in our finished goods and raw material handling and ease the in- and outbound logistics within the warehouse. The reduced forklift traffic also improves safety at the mill”, says Esa Paavolainen, Vice President, Projects, Metsä Tissue.
“This order represents for us one of the biggest greenfield projects developed worldwide. We share a unique goal with the Metsä Tissue team, to provide a solution that would be beneficial for the environment and the people, not only for the business. Thanks to our SM.I.LE80 software platform – which coordinates, supervises and manages all intralogistics operations, guaranteeing optimized flows -, and laser-guided vehicles powered by lithium-ion batteries, we are committed to ensuring the highest level of safety for the overall sustainability of the project”, says Enrico Grassi, President, E80 Group.
The construction work on the new warehouse is expected to start at the end of 2023, to be put into operation in the summer of 2025. The parties have agreed not to publish the value of the investment.