Signode Industrial Group Introduces Cart-Based Automation Solution

 Innovative StorFast Warehouse Automation technology will be on display in-line with Signode’s Octopus Stretch Wrapper at Booth #S1641

Glenview, IL — Signode Industrial Group, a leading manufacturer of a broad spectrum of packaging consumables, tools, software and equipment to optimize end-of-line packaging operations and protect product in transit, will introduce its StorFast Warehouse Automation technology in line with its industry-leading Octopus™ Compact 20 TSI automatic rotary ring stretch wrapper to North American manufacturers at ProMat 2019 (April 8-11, Chicago’s McCormick Place, booth# S1641).  

“We are excited to introduce StorFast to the North American market,” said Ignacio Ochoa, Sales Director, StorFast Warehouse Automation, Signode Industrial Group. “Our clients worldwide are enjoying great results with StorFast —  for optimizing existing facilities or new buildings as well as significantly reducing power consumption in comparison to other types of storage and retrieval systems. Displaying it with the Octopus stretch wrapper further reinforces our ability to offer fully-integrated warehousing solutions.”

The StorFast AS/RS system comprises powered carts that automatically and quickly move pallets in and out of storage positions in the warehouse. StorFast’s modular designs offer increased flexibility, maximum storage capacity and a very small footprint. The reduced footprint and unlimited configuration flexibility allow for minimal facility modification for new or existing warehouses. The StorFast system can be easily expanded as capacity requirements and SKUs increase.

“As the only manufacturer of film and equipment we understand the importance of optimizing operations throughout the supply chain,” said Joe Albert, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Global Wrapping Technology, Signode Industrial Group. “Coupled with more than 5,000 Octopus stretch wrappers installations worldwide — and our full-breadth of products, we have the experience to smartly optimize warehouse efficiencies.”

For those looking to maximize warehouse efficiencies and minimize costs of their palletizers and significantly reduce power consumption, Signode’s robotic systems enable quick pallet changeover options, gentle product handling and minimal maintenance requirements. Signode Industrial Group has a long history of customer-focused innovations in materials, processes and automation technology that have revolutionized the load containment and transit packaging industries.  

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About Signode Industrial Group

Signode Industrial Group is a leading provider of end-of-line packaging products and solutions that make the bulk transportation of goods possible. Serving a broad range of industries and geographies, Signode Industrial Group’s products include strap, stretch, and protective packaging and the tools and equipment used to apply these materials.

The strength of the company’s portfolio provides customers with expertise in every part of the end-of-line packaging process: packing, bundling, unitizing, warehousing, and shipping uniquely qualifying Signode Industrial Group to help businesses improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their end-of-line systems.

Its trusted brands are sold around the world include:

Acme Packaging, Angleboard, Bader Cargo Pak, Cader, Caretex, Celcor, Dacro, Down River, Fleetwood, GaleWrap, Haloila, H.Bohl, Josef Kihlberg, Kiwiplan, Lachenmeier, Little David, Lock N’ Pop, Loveshaw, Mezger Heftsysteme, Mima, MIP, Muller, Multi-Wall, Octopus, Orgapack, PDM, Reddi-Pac, Shippers Products, Signode, Silawrap, Store Fast, Strapex, and Yellow Jacket.

Signode Industrial Group is a division of Crown Holdings, Inc. Crown Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a leading global supplier of rigid packaging products to consumer marketing companies, as well as transit and protective packaging products, equipment and services to a broad range of end markets.