With the new branch office in the eastern part of the Czech Republic, Albert Craiss GmbH & Co. KG is following the guiding principle of growing beyond the German-speaking region in Eastern Europe in the area of contract logistics.
Industry: Forwarding agencies & logistics service providers
About Albert Craiss GmbH & Co KG
- Headquarters in Muehlacker
- 800 employees
- 16 locations in 6 countries
- Family-run logistics companies
- Total storage area approx. 170,000 m²
- Services in the production,
- Industrial, warehouse and store logistics
Expansion in the Eastern European region
Since May 2019, Craiss has been operating a warehouse with a direct link to production in Mohelnice, Czech Republic, for an existing customer.
The plant specializes in the production of gearmotors, which are used in conveyor belts, among other things. The contract logistics provider is responsible for receiving goods, order-related order picking, replenishing assembly and packaging activities for shipping.
Digitization is essential
A special feature of the implemented software solution for warehouse management is the production place-related release of orders. This means that all required components are picked exclusively sequentially. Forklifts, vertical order pickers and tugger trains are used for this purpose. The replenishment request is triggered by scanning the assembly station and simultaneously recorded in pL-Store®. At the same time, a transport is activated for the order to be picked up, which is waiting at a station designed as a buffer corridor. A responsible employee is informed about the availability and transports the requested parts by tugger train to the correct work station.
proLogistik has the necessary knowledge
As already at the Warburg, Schwandorf and Regensburg locations, Craiss relied on the warehouse management software pL-Store® from proLogistik. “We have repeatedly had good experiences with the intralogistics system house in recent years,” says Daniel Sämann, Team Leader Software Development at Craiss. “proLogistik has repeatedly demonstrated the required knowledge of process design even with varying customer-specific features. In addition, we obtain hardware and software from a single source there. In this respect, it was obvious to trust the Dortmund company in Mohelnice as well.”
“With pL-Store® from proLogistik, we have now also succeeded in dovetailing production and logistics in Mohelnice without media discontinuity and creating end-to-end transparency across the entire process.”Daniel Sämann, Software Expert and Team Leader