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State-of-the-art automation unveiled in Truganina

A leading logistics company and iconic confection manufacturer have partnered on a new automated site.

Toll and Mars Wrigley Australia have come together to open a new fully automated purpose-built distribution centre in Truganina, Victoria, powered by state-of-the-art technology.

Built by Toll for Mars Wrigley Australia, the warehouse, which is bigger than two MCGs uses 17 driverless forklifts, will use Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) to manage most of the workload.

Toll Global Logistics President, Peter Stokes, said AGVs interface with the existing warehouse management system to track product flow from production to storage and all the way through to dispatch.

“This is the future of supply chain and logistics,” he said. “The technology used in this new warehouse has multiple benefits, including automating traditionally manual activity to significantly boost productivity.”

The robust design of the AGVs, according to Toll, means they can withstand the typically challenging environment of a warehouse, all while providing a 360° safety field of protection with automatic sensors to detect any obstruction, which enables it to co-work with operators and any other warehouse machinery or vehicles.

In other news, Cash logistics specialist, Linfox Armaguard Group, has confirmed a leadership change.

Toll Group also recently released a guide on how to manage rollover risk associated with freight transported on the road within shipping containers.

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