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AR Racking equips a new freezing chamber for Virto Group [Video]


Virto Group, a leading company and a benchmark in the production and distribution of deep-frozen vegetables for retail, food service and industry, has relied on AR Racking to equip the new 4,660m2 freezing chamber located in Sanchonuño (Segovia, Spain).

AR Racking has installed a pallet shuttle system, a compact semi-automated pallet racking solution that uses motorized satellite shuttles that autonomously perform the movements inside the rack. This system is designed for warehouses with a high turnover since it allows a continuous automatized loading and unloading of the pallets through a remote control system.

The installed system has a useful height of 15m and a total capacity of 10,520 europallet units that will be stored at a temperature of -24ºC. In addition to offering an optimal use of space and available height, the new storage system for freezing chamber, minimizes the risk of accidents (since operators do not have to pass through the aisles), improves stock control and reduces maintenance costs.

Miguel Angel Falces, Managing Director
of Ultracongelados del Duero (a firm part of the Virto Group), assures that “it is very important for us to store the food in optimum conditions in order to guarantee its conservation. AR Racking's compact high-density racking solution allows us to take full advantage of the space available in the freezing chamber and to be more efficient in controlling and moving the stored loads while maintaining the overall quality of our products".

"In AR Racking we offer our clients a maximum adaptability to both the characteristics of the product and the specific needs of the project. The semi-automatic pallet racking system is a solution that fits perfectly to extreme environmental conditions, as in the case of the Virto Group freezing chamber," says Xabier Rica, AR Racking’s Commercial Manager for this project. “Our competence and expertise in the assembly process, together with a strict management of deadlines and unforeseen events, have led us to reduce the execution time from 8 to 6 weeks, thereby achieving full customer satisfaction", adds Josu Monllor, AR Racking’s Project Manager.