Twenty years after the Perishable Center Frankfurt (PCF) became one of the first in a new generation of temperature-controlled warehouses, Europe’s largest air freight centre has embraced new technology once again and has now gone live with the Hermes Cargo Management System (CMS).
PCF now has a cargo management system specifically tailored to their needs with built-in temperature checks, warehouse picking lists providing prioritised loading and hand-held Work Orders, with the aim of supporting a completely paperless warehouse, Hermes said.
“The very nature of the shipments PCF handles means it is vital we can accept, breakdown and store in the correct location quickly and efficiently,” said PCF managing director, Rainer Wittenfeld. “HERMES is a real-time system designed to easily support and drive this type of quick turnaround making it ideally suited to our operation.”
HERMES Logistics Technologies, product director, Simon Elmore added, “We are delighted that PCF have chosen HERMES. This move into the cool chain sector shows how truly versatile the HERMES Cargo Management System is.”
The Perishable Centre (PCF) at Frankfurt Airport is Europe’s largest air freight centre for temperature-controlled products, with 20 different temperature zones and more than 9,000 sqm of storage space handling up to 700 tonnes of fresh produce each day and 100,000 tones of perishable goods per annum.
Established in June 1995 it’s first centre of its kind in Germany and Europe, the Perishable Center Frankfurt offers a specialised air freight transit service, ensuring product quality with a continuous cold chain and minimal transit times.