Excursion to the HP Tronic distribution center in Jirny
The HP Tronic group employs 3,000 people and last year reported a turnover in excess of 24 billion CZK. The Datart online store, which has part of its logistics operations in the Prologis Park Prague-Jirny, was the main contributor to this economic result. The distribution center with an area of 30,000 square meters, from which up to three million pieces of goods can be shipped per month, would not be possible without automation. Currently, the warehouse uses several technologies: for example, an OSR shuttle (Knapp) for high-density storage of small goods, connected to pick-it-easy stations complemented by pick-by-light technology for efficient picking, a four-story pick-to-belt gallery, 3.5 km of conveyors, VNA trucks , drop shelves or automatic strapping machines. The latest technical addition is the Opera automatic packaging line with multiple conveyor inputs. The capacity of the machine is 900 packages per hour, and it packs any goods from the cardboard forms into final boxes with dimensions from 200 × 150 × 50 mm up to 600 × 500 × 440 mm. The warehouse also includes mezzanines, an elevator and stationary pallet racks. The participants of the congress will be guided by the head of the logistics center himself, Michal Prádl, who notes that the company tries to automate all possible processes.