UNITED CAPS celebrate new automated warehouse in Wiltz

UNITED CAPS, an international producer of innovative caps and closure solutions, held a grand opening celebration at its brand-new fully automated warehouse increasing its storage capacity by 30%, from 3000 palettes to 4500

New fully automated warehouse in action

Benoît Henckes, CEO at UNITED CAPS, said: “We opened our plant in Wiltz 25 years ago and have made significant investments in the operation each year. It is the largest UNITED CAPS plant and arguably one of the most productive and technologically advanced in Europe.

"It is designed to support our manufacture of more than 9 billion high-performance closures and caps each and every year. This development, plus our plans to break ground on our first non-European site in Malaysia in 2018, are signs of our healthy growth and our dedication to our ‘Close to You’ strategy designed to strengthen ties with our key customers around the globe.”

Close to You: customer advantages

In addition to increasing storage by 30%, the new warehouse brings a number of customer advantages, including:

  • Significantly improved logistical quality with quality inspections conducted during the entire storage and loading process, implementing industry leading automated inspection processes
  • 100% first in first out automatic management of inventory ensures best quality products
  • The two aisles, each 50x10 meters with multiple levels feature products symmetrically in both aisles, ensuring accurate delivery, even if a breakdown occurs

Henckes said: “The new warehouse also enables faster loading of trucks — we can now load 10 trucks per day. It also improves our environmental sustainability by eliminating the need to move product to an external warehouse and by virtue of the fact that its state-of-the-art energy management system results in very low power consumption.”

UNITED CAPS was especially pleased that the Honourable Etienne Schneider, Luxembourg’s Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Economy, Minister of Internal Security, and Minister of Defence took time from his busy schedule to speak at the event.

Henckes said: “Minister Schneider has been particularly supportive of our efforts. Although Wiltz is a relatively small city, it is projects such as this one from UNITED CAPS that validate the spirit of innovation that permeates the City. It is initiatives like this, and the support of Grand Duchy authorities, that make Wiltz an increasingly attractive destination for businesses of all types.”