Beer Distributor Goes From Maxed Out Capacity to Efficient and Space-Saving System
Maletis Beverage, a beer distributor in Portland, Oregon picked up thousands of SKUs over a few years and was resorting to storing kegs on the floor. Their distribution center had reached its limit and finding kegs was a challenge. Before working with UNEX, Maletis Beverage stored 65-pound aluminum kegs on pallets at ground level. Lifting kegs from pallet positions is less than ideal and this bustling distribution center was quickly running out of space.
Working with UNEX, Maletis Beverage was able to optimize their existing space using 144 lanes of Heavy Duty SpanTrack. Each track now holds 9 kegs deep of a specific brand and kegs can be loaded easily from the front or back of the lane. Implementing SpanTrack Lane and Keg Flow in the facility resulted in:
- The ability to fit six times more product in the same footprint
- Increased trust with customers due to improved order accuracy
- Readiness for future growth without the need to look for additional storage space
Download the case study to learn how distributors like Maletis Beverage maximized their existing space to ensure they have room to grow.