Contract announcement, April 2013. The new high-bay warehouse currently being built by Stuttgarter Verlagskontor SVK GmbH in Korb is connected by a tunnel to the already existing warehouse in Korb. Logistics specialist H+H Herrmann +Hieber GmbH is supplying the transport technology, including the deposition and removal stations.
Stuttgarter Verlagskontor SVK GmbH is a company belonging to the Klett group. With around 260 employees it currently serves 50 customers in the publishing field, 39 of which are not service publishers owned by the concern itself, which have entrusted their distribution business to SVK.
The company’s logistical challenges are great, since it serves approximately 670,000 customers. In total, SVK stores more than 27,000 items for delivery, amounting to 28.7 million copies that correspond to a stored tonnage of 10,500 tonnes. In any year Stuttgarter Verlagskontor SVK GmbH processes around 1 million contracts. The newly built high-bay warehouse in Korb provides the prerequisites for the smooth handling of that volume and also for a future extension of the business.
The transport of goods between the two neighbouring warehouses and from the new one to the dispatch area, for which H+H has been given responsibility, takes place by means of roller tracks and chain conveyors below floor level through a tunnel. The items to be transported are standard pallets that carry up to 800 kilograms.