Westfalia To Install AS/RS For Sazerac Distilleries

Installations at two Sazerac Distilleries are the first use of Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems by a U.S. Spirits Supplier.

Westfalia Technologies, Inc., announced last week that it has been selected by the Sazerac Company, one of the largest family-owned distilling companies in the United States, to install Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) and Savanna.NET Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) software in two of its Kentucky distilleries: Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Ky., and The Glenmore Distillery in Owensboro, Ky.

The Sazerac Company is the first U.S. spirits supplier to use AS/RS technology.

Westfalia will install its Satellite technology at both sites. Notably, this technology eliminates moving parts in the rack structure and allows greater throughput with less machinery, resulting in lower energy consumption and system maintenance costs. When coupled with Westfalia’s Savanna.NET WMS, the system delivers the ultimate in warehouse automation with complete material flow control, order management, reporting, logging and more.

At Buffalo Trace, the new 83,000 square foot warehouse addition will store approximately 10,000 pallets with room for expansion. The 223,000 square foot distribution center to be constructed at Glenmore will be dedicated to the storage and processing of palletized and layer-picked orders. Groundbreaking at both sites is scheduled for April 30th.

Mark Brown, president and chief executive officer of Sazerac Company, said, “We are very proud we are able to continue to invest in our future. Through our partnership with Westfalia Technologies, we’ll have state-of-the-art distribution centers, which will allow us to serve our customers even better.” 

Dan Labell, owner and president of Westfalia Technologies, said, “I am pleased that Sazerac chose Westfalia to bring AS/RS technology to the spirits industry. Our product quality, coupled with our advanced WMS software, separate Westfalia from other vendors. Every Westfalia design reflects the ultimate in innovation based not only on customer metrics, but also on their mission/vision for today and tomorrow.”

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