High volumes and continuous output in a chilled environment put great demands on the barcode labelling system at Dairy Crest's national distribution centre at Nuneaton, Warwickshire.
The company realised that an upgraded system would not only improve standards, but also reduce downtime and maintenance costs, providing a competitive advantage. So it called in Redditch-based KTEC Group, specialist in digital roll labelling systems and barcodes. As a result, KTEC recommended Toshiba SX5 label printers.
Dairy Crest is one of the UK's leading chilled dairy foods company. In 2000 it completed a £33M new national distribution centre and cheese maturation store in Nuneaton, which now dispatches some 250,000 cases of dairy products using approximately 2,500 pallets daily.
Dairy Crest's existing printers have now been replaced with 12 Toshiba SX5 label printers which are dedicated to printing the pallet labels at dispatch gates. The printers are mounted on a high stand so that the labels are easily accessible to fork lift truck drivers who obtain a label. As they pass, the label is then applied to the pallets prior to loading on to the transport fleet.
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