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SSI Schafer – Philippines Launches First-ever Automated Cold Chain Facility ORCA
SSI SCHAEFER, the world’s leading provider of modular warehousing and logistics solutions, in cooperation with ORCA, the Philippines’ pioneering cold chain solutions provider, announced the opening of the country’s first world-class cold chain storage system in February 2020. In the heart of metro Manila’s industrial zone, the ORCA Taguig facility significantly increases the country's logistics capacity and preparedness for unforeseen events.
ORCA Cold Chain Solutions is the Philippines‘ first ever fully automated cold chain facility. It offers temperature-controlled logistics, warehousing and pre- and post-storage value added services to help food businesses and the agriculture industry prolong and maintain the freshness of their produce. Powered by Automated Storage Retrieval System (ASRS), the Taguig development was awarded Pioneer Status by the Bureau of Investments, under the Philippine Government Department of Trade & Industry.
ORCA Taguig has approximately 20,000 pallet positions of frozen storage in roughly a hectare footprint. This is an unprecedented feat and is made possible by the rack-clad technology of SSI SCHAEFER. With automation, ORCA Taguig can move up to 4,800 pallets in one day. The SSI SCHAEFER scope of supply comprises an impressive range from the fully automated high bay warehouse with earthquake and typhoon resistant rack-clad technology, conveyor technology, Get and Pick Stations (ergonomic goods-to-person workstations) to the logistics software WAMAS®.
Currently, ORCA has three facilities in Metro Manila: Alabang, Taguig and the currently being built Caloocan. All three sites are strategically located in the capital of Manila and near ports and industrial zones. The Caloocan ORCA facility will also be fully automated and is currently being built jointly with SSI SCHAEFER.
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