Constructor expands storage and streamlining logistics for Norwegian food giant
Orkla Foods is the largest of Orkla’s business areas, and supplies well-known local brands to consumers throughout the Nordic and Baltic regions, and to Central Europe and India.
Among its many market-leading products, Orkla Foods produces around 35 million pizzas each year, and was in need of improvements to cold storage and logistics at its Stranda premises – to match increased output and an expanding product range.
Current production rates equate to the extraction of around 120,000 pallets each year, while around 4,500 tonnes of cheese alone arrives at Stranda for cold storage before distribution to production facilities. Rapidly outgrowing their existing set-up, and having to divert some pallets to intermediate storage in Alesund, Orkla called on Constructor’s renowned expertise…
The new cold store Constructor designed and installed in close consultation with Orkla has approximately 3,300 square feet of floor space and an internal ceiling of 11.5 metres, taking pallet capacity up to 10,500 with innovative eight-high stacking options. This includes twelve mobile pallet racks extending almost 30 metres, which ensure easier access, tracking and movement of inventory.
The knock on effect, of course, is that distribution is more streamlined. With an average of between eight and nine lorries departing daily for Norway Group, Co-op and Rema 1000 – among many others – Constructor’s solution will benefit Orkla Foods immensely.
“Constructor's understanding of our needs, and their instinct for the bigger picture, is impressive. The new cold storage facility at Stranda will achieve not only significant time and cost savings, but also help us meet projected growth in demand for many years to come – safely and efficiently.” - Einar Arve Nordang, Logistics Manager, Orkla Foods Norway Stranda.
Orkla is a leading Norwegian supplier of branded consumer goods. Subsidiary Orkla Foods accounts for 42% of its total operating revenues, with well-known brands including Grandiosa, TORO, Felix, Beauvais, Pastella and Spilva. www.orkla.com