Automated Layer Pick System Installed in New Distillery Distribution Center

Corporate Announcement

Cimcorp - Layer PickCimcorp Automation Ltd. (Cimcorp), a manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic gantry-based order fulfillment and tire handling solutions, has installed its layer pick system in The Glenmore Distillery’s new, revolutionary distribution center in Ownesboro, KY. The newly completed 223,000 square-foot distribution center is a part of parent company Sazerac’s $71 million investment in the state of Kentucky.

“We’re pleased our business has grown enough to support such a highly advanced distribution center,” said Chris Stout, plant general manager, The Glenmore Distillery.  “We look forward to being able to serve our customers in a more efficient manner and being prepared for potential future growth.”

Cimcorp’s layer pick system contains one robot on an 11 meter by 96 meter gantry frame with 270 pallet positions and has the ability to pick a near limitless variety of products. The layer pick system, also equipped with a clamp and vacuum picking head, is capable of multiple layer picks, resulting in the moving of 80 layers per hour. Cimcorp’s unique solution improves picking efficiency while ensuring 100 percent order accuracy. The Glenmore Distillery distribution center will have improved traceability due to the flexible and compact Layer Pick system that has access to a large volume of inventory. The Layer Pick system is integrated with Westfalia Technologies, Inc.’ s automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) to replenish the stacks.

Rick Trigatti, North America president, Cimcorp Automation Ltd. , said, “Cimcorp’s innovative layer pick  solution cuts handling costs and improves profitability in exceedingly competitive markets. We are excited to start this new chapter with Sazerac by supplying a unique solution to help them reach their goal of streamlining their operation at The Glenmore Distillery while improving overall quality, reliability and accuracy.”