by Moffett Automation
Jul 10th, 2024
5 mins

Total Packaging, a prominent packaging solutions provider based in the Netherlands, sought to optimise its warehousing operations by addressing several complex storage requirements. Total Packaging offers customer-oriented total solutions that are thought out from concept to packaging as a finished product. Total Packaging sells, develops and produces packaging products in four product groups: folding cartonage, wrapping cartonage, vacuum forming and fulfilment.

Recognizing the need for an advanced solution, Total Packaging partnered with Moffett Automation, leveraging our expertise to overhaul their warehouse management. The collaboration aimed to implement a sophisticated automated storage system to efficiently manage their broad spectrum of packaging products, predominantly catering to the home and body cosmetics industry.

This project was not just about enhancing storage capabilities; it was about integrating cutting-edge technology to streamline operations, improve safety, and significantly boost storage density, all while adhering to stringent regulatory requirements for fire safety and hazardous materials handling.

Total Packaging faced several critical challenges in overhauling their warehousing operations:

  • The primary issues included stringent CO2 fire safety requirements and the need to comply with hazardous goods regulations, which necessitated specific modifications such as specialised conveyors at fire safety doors, customised inner walls, and unique anchors for racking stability.
  • Additionally, the company required an automated storage solution that could maximise pallet storage within predetermined spatial constraints and manage a diverse mix of product SKUs with varying batch sizes. These operational complexities demanded a highly adaptable, precise, and efficient storage management system to meet both safety standards and logistical needs effectively. As Total Packaging already had an Auto VNA running on another site, Moffett Automation was requested to integrate according to the Auto VNA WMS logic.

Project Results:

The new automated storage solution led to a marked improvement in storage density, with the ability to handle variable SKU sizes and quantities more efficiently. The integration with existing WMS systems was seamless, enabling smoother and more reliable operations.

The advanced safety features and CO2 compliance effectively reduced risks and ensured a safer working environment. Additionally, the system’s adaptability for future expansions like AGV integration was confirmed, aligning perfectly with Total Packaging’s long-term operational goals. With no need for continuous lighting in their warehouse, Total Packaging made significant energy savings, with our lightweight Taxi moving materials of up to 1.500kg instead of a forklift or crane. In response to Total Packaging’s request for changes to their inbound process, Moffett Automation’s software managers designed a custom software solution that not only met but simplified interactions with the client’s WMS. This approach greatly facilitated the integration process, enhancing operational efficiency and simplifying system management for Total Packaging.

Initial feedback post-implementation was overwhelmingly positive, noting the system’s robust performance and the proactive support from Moffett Automation, setting a promising trajectory for continued efficiency gains and operational scalability.


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