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Cimcorp wins contract to automate fresh food distribution at Mercadona

Cimcorp has won a contract to automate four fresh food distribution centres for Spanish supermarket Mercadona.

The supermarket chain is investing €120m in automation to enhance freshness and lengthen shelf life.

Cimcorp is a manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic handling solutions. It will automate the distribution of fresh food at Mercadona’s new distribution centres located in Huévar (Seville), Sagunto (Valencia), San Isidro (Alicante) and Zaragoza.

The four centres will serve over 600 of the retailer’s 1630 supermarkets.

Cimcorp previously supplied automation to Mercadona back in 2013, when it implemented a fully automated order picking system for fresh produce at the retailer’s DC in Guadix, near Granada. However the new order will be the first time that Cimcorp has acted as system integrator.

Kai Tuomisaari, Cimcorp’s Vice President, Sales, said: “We provide reliable intralogistics solutions for rapid order fulfillment, and thereby optimize product shelf life. This means that customers get their fruit, vegetables and other fresh products faster, ensuring they stay fresh for longer in the home. We are delighted to be working with Mercadona again,” he continued. “There is an excellent spirit of partnership, open communication and mutual trust between our two companies.”

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