Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers Award: Stoecklin Logistics Named Overall Top Cold Storage Winner

Stoecklin Logistics was named the overall Top Cold Storage Winner for Food Logistics’ 2024 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers award.

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Stoecklin Logistics was named the overall Top Cold Storage Winner for Food Logistics’ 2024 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers award.

Editor-in-chief Marina Mayer sat down with Danilo Potocnik, head of sales for Stoecklin, to talk about how the company leverages cutting-edge technologies and innovative practices to address the evolving needs of the logistics industry

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Food Logistics: Walk us through the different logistics solutions Stoecklin Logistics provides to help customers meet today’s increased e-commerce demand and still ensure quality and freshness.

Danilo Potocnik: Stoecklin Logistics is known for our innovative logistics solutions that cater to the increased demand in e-commerce while maintaining quality and freshness. Here’s a walkthrough of some of our key solutions we offer:

Automated warehousing systems. Stoecklin provides state-of-the-art automated warehousing systems that efficiently manage inventory. These systems can handle high volumes of goods, ensuring that products are readily available for order fulfillment. Our fully automated pallet and small parts storage solutions provide everything you need for highly compact storage, high throughput conveying and intelligent picking of items of different sizes and weights on various standard load carriers.

Order fulfillment technologies. Achieving rapid turnarounds, maintaining consistent availability amidst demanding fluctuations, and seamlessly integrating new items into existing production and delivery setups demand efficient logistical operations. Stocklin’s tailored intralogistics solutions establish a crucial foundation for meeting these market demands, enabling exceptional adaptability and performance within your warehouse. Whether it's stocking production materials or managing finished product buffers, our solutions are designed to optimize operations at every stage.

Temperature-controlled storage. The change in consumer’s consumption habits have an impact on Frozen Food Distribution and Warehousing. This has led to a massive increase in demand for automated temperature-controlled storage. Stoecklin recognized this trend early and developed solutions for storing goods in areas with controlled temperatures. For products that require temperature control to maintain freshness, our automation systems are designed for temperatures down to -30°C (-22°F). Further, when it comes down to handling fresh products according to food hygiene standards, Stoecklin offers products and components in Inox quality standards, such as conveyors, pallet jacks and forklifts.

Supply chain visibility. Stoecklin’s logistics solutions include robust supply chain visibility tools. With the Stoecklin logOS software suite, we offer a highly standardized, modular, and adaptable complete solution for your warehouse and goods flow management, which we tailor precisely to your requirements. These tools provide real-time tracking of inventory, shipments, and deliveries, allowing businesses to monitor their supply chain operations closely and make informed decisions to optimize efficiency.

Customized solutions. Stoecklin understands that each business has unique logistics needs. Therefore, they offer customized solutions tailored to specific industry requirements and operational challenges. Whether it's bulk order fulfillment, seasonal demand fluctuations, or specialized packaging requirements, Stoecklin designs logistics strategies that align with each customer's goals.


Food Logistics: In 2023, Stoecklin Logistics launched the Stoecklin CasePicker. What is this case picker designed to do? What separates it out from other case pickers on the market?

Potocnik: The innovative Stöcklin CasePicker Solution offers you an integrated automated solution for distribution warehouses (with freshness ranges from 39 °F to 57 °F and up to 135,000 containers/day for fruit and vegetables), allowing you to pick the article pallets delivered by the producer directly onto store-optimized mixed pallets.

Different returnable and non-returnable packs, with the basic formats 15.7" x 23.6" or 15.7" x 11.8", are automatically depalletized, pre-stacked, sequenced and palletized in any mix directly from the article pallet, so that neither intermediate storage of the packs in shuttle warehouses nor buffers are necessary.

With an automated module for the direct picking of article pallets onto store mix pallets, we offer a real alternative to the previously laborious manual picking of sensitive containers in distribution centers. We see great potential in this sustainable and cost-cutting automation solution for the entire retail sector.


Food Logistics: What’s next for Stoecklin Logistics?

Potocnik: Looking ahead, our focus remains on leveraging cutting-edge technologies and innovative practices to address the evolving needs of the logistics industry and the challenges faced by businesses in an ever-changing market landscape with sustainable and future-proof solutions.

Some areas where Stoecklin is poised to make strides in the future:

Sustainable supply chain practices. We are dedicated to integrating sustainability into every aspect of our operations.

Advanced automation and robotics. As automation continues to revolutionize logistics, Stoecklin is at the forefront of developing and deploying advanced robotics solutions. From autonomous warehouse vehicles to robotic picking systems, we aim to enhance efficiency, accuracy, and speed in order fulfillment processes.

Data-driven decision-making. Harnessing the power of data analytics and artificial intelligence, Stoecklin is poised to offer data-driven insights that drive informed decision-making for our clients. By analyzing vast amounts of data, we can optimize supply chain performance, predict trends, and identify areas for improvement proactively.

Enhanced customer experience. We recognize the importance of delivering exceptional customer experiences in today's competitive market. We strive to exceed customer expectations and build long-lasting relationships.

Continuous innovation and collaboration. Stoecklin is committed to fostering a culture of continuous innovation and collaboration. We actively engage with industry partners, technology providers, and thought leaders to explore new opportunities, drive technological advancements, and co-create solutions that drive value for our clients.

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