News Archive 2011

8
Jul
2011
Egemin Lands AGV Projects at ConAgra Foods Handling Automation
Egemin Automation's continuing leadership in Automated Warehousing and Automatic Trailer Loading has resulted in another agreement to supply fully automated production warehousing and automatic trailer loading systems for a major food corporation in the USA, ConAgra Foods, Inc.

Fully integrated system

The initial system will consist of a large fleet of Egemin E'tl Automatic Trailer Loading and High Reach Warehousing AGVs and Egemin's Warehouse Management System (E'wms®). The system includes automated production line takeaways and Automatic Trailer Loading of outbound shipments combined with over 750,000 square feet of finished goods storage/retrieval through a combination of up to 5-high deep lane floor and push-back racking storage. E'wms® links the logistic environment and the equipment, and will provide fully automated warehouse and inventory management integrated with SAP. ConAgra Foods and Egemin are evaluating a rollout of the technologies at additional facilities.

Mark Stevenson is Vice President of Business Development for Egemin Automation, Inc. For the past 20 years, Mark has worked with many of the world's largest corporations on the design and implementation of automatic guided vehicle systems, including two of the first automatic trailer loading system in the United States, and he holds a patent as a co-inventor of ATL (automatic trailer loading) technology. Stevenson is recognized as one of the foremost authorities and subject matter experts on the design and application of automated trailer loading systems and warehousing automation with automated guided vehicles. He commented, "Our agreement with ConAgra Foods is the result of a common vision for the tremendous savings and operational efficiencies that can be realized through end-of-line and warehousing automation and a passion to be at the forefront of innovation in our respective industries."

About ConAgra Foods

ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG), is one of North America's leading food companies, with brands in 97 percent of America's households. Consumers find Banquet, Chef Boyardee, Egg Beaters, Hebrew National, Hunt's, Marie Callender's, Orville Redenbacher's, PAM, Peter Pan, Reddi-wip, Slim Jim, Snack Pack and many other ConAgra Foods brands in grocery, convenience, mass merchandise and club stores. ConAgra Foods also has a strong business-to-business presence, supplying frozen potato and sweet potato products as well as other vegetable, spice and grain products to a variety of well-known restaurants, foodservice operators and commercial customers. For more information, please visit us at www.conagrafoods.com.


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