Europe‘s tallest deep-freeze storage warehouse

42-meter-tall deep-freeze warehouse

A height of 42 meters is quite a feat for a logistics property. To support optimum processes at a temperature range of +4 to -24 degrees Celsius, a truly sophisticated logistics concept is needed. One good example is the Macromex distribution hub in C?mpia Turzii – “Edenia Distribution Center”. The Romanian frozen-foods supplier has built a new distribution hub at this location together with Unitechnik as system integrator. Macromex delivers on time to international customers from this automated logistics centre. The € 17m project is capable of handling up to 2,000 pallets per day.
The high-bay warehouse is the heart of the new logistics hub and at 42m is Europe‘s tallest automatic deep-freeze storage warehouse. With only three aisles, it still has 17,000 Euro pallet storage locations. Pallets are stored double-deep on 16 levels so that space is optimally used. The storage and retrieval on each aisle is served by a 40.5m high single-mast stacker crane.

Scope of Unitechnik contribution:

  • General contractor
  • Control engineering and visualization
  • Warehouse control system (WCS)
  • ERP interface with Scala
  • Switchgear construction, and installation
  • Startup and training

Additional purchases::

  • Steel construction: SSI Schäfer
  • Stacker cranes: Dambach
  • Pallet conveyor technology: Binder
  • Airlocks with rapid action doors: Efaflex
  • Fire-protection doors: Stöbich
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Case Study - MACROMEX


Key data

Automatic refrigerated warehouse (-24°C) for food

3-lane high-bay warehouse:

  • approx. 17,000 euro-pallet spaces, double-deep storage
  • 3 stacker cranes, 40.5m tall
  • 25 DS/h/stacker crane as per FEM
  • Loading equipment for euro-pallets and industrial pallets, max. height 1.95m, 1000kg
  • Conveyor technology for 150 pallets per hour
  • Incoming/outgoing goods functions
  • Goods-to-man picking station



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