ThyssenKrupp Schulte – the biggest mill-independent materials distributor and service provider in the Western world with around 380 locations – has invested in a new high-rack storage system at its Radebeul site near Dresden in Saxony.

According to ThyssenKrupp, since commissioning in February 2022, the new system has increased process efficiency in operations and paved the way for automated materials warehousing.

The new storage system is 21 metres high, 17 metres wide and 59 metres long and offers many advantages for the eastern district of the materials trading expert. The efficient use of space creates additional storage capacity. In total, over 6,000 tons of long material can be stored in the 2,020 cassettes of the high-rack, and this offers further growth potential.

"The new high-rack storage system will enable us to further expand our business and optimally meet increasing customer requirements in the future."

Tobias Huppenthal, sales manager, eastern district, ThyssenKrupp Schulte.

"The new high-rack storage system will enable us to further expand our business and optimally meet increasing customer requirements in the future," says Tobias Huppenthal sales manager in the Eastern District.

The high-rack storage system supports ThyssenKrupp Schulte’s company-wide goal of CO2-savings in many aspects. Energy is recovered via dynamic energy storage systems during automated processes. The increased storage capacity for materials will significantly reduce transports from other warehouses in future, which, it is claimed, will reduce CO2 emissions. These and other company-wide measures are small but important steps, the company claims, towards achieving climate neutrality by 2030.