viastore modernizes automated warehouse of Spanish pharmaceutical wholesaler Bidafarma
Long-term availability for fast delivery of medicine and pharmaceuticals
Bidafarma, a medicine and pharmaceutical product wholesaler in Spain and market leader in Andalusia, has commissioned the intralogistics expert, viastore to modernize its plant in Seville. With the help of the retrofit, Bidafarma will extend the service life of its system, increase its availability in the long term and ensure a reliable supply of spare parts. The company, which distributes Covid-19 vaccines in addition to commercially available drugs and pharmaceuticals, is represented in more than 30 Spanish provinces and operates automated warehouses from viastore in three other cities in addition to Seville.
In addition to the complete retrofit of six viaspeed mini-load storage and retrieval machines (ASRS) and two viapal unit-load storage and retrieval machines, the order also includes the replacement of the control cabinets, frequency converters and peripheral equipment. In addition, viastore will migrate the material flow computer from a server with an outdated operating system to a new server and convert the existing bus system to Profinet. The modernization efforts will start in August of this year and extend over six weekends without interrupting the production in Seville. Completion of the project is scheduled for the end of October.