5 Minutes with Cold Chain Federation Member Daifuku

Daifuku has been providing automation storage systems for cold storage environments since 1973, their world-class systems lead the industry by combining conveying, storage, sorting, picking and controls.

Daifuku joined the Federation in August last year, here we find out a little more about them and their Business Development Manager.

QWho is the main person for members to contact?

Russell Hutchinson is the Business Development Manager at Daifuku UK Branch and is responsible for the UK and Ireland in the intralogistics sector.

Established in 1937, Daifuku’s core competence is material handling – the movement of finished goods and work in progress. Our world-class automation systems lead the industry by combining conveying, storage, sorting, picking and controls. Our products serve customers in a range of industries and countries. In the area of cold chain, Daifuku lists ICA Sverige AB (Supermarket company with over 1200 stores) and Netto a/s Denmark as its customers.

Q. What do they do and contact details?

Daifuku Intralogistics provides automated storage, transport, sorting and picking systems that are optimized for each customer, to distributors including cold chain logistics, e-commerce, retailers, wholesalers, transportation and warehousing. We also provide solutions to food, pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturers. We deliver the smart logistics sought by customers by incorporating cutting-edge technologies developed at our R&D centre in Japan.

Russell’s contact details are Tel: 07768 414409 and Email: russell_hutchinson.europe@ha.daifuku.co.jp

Q. Why is it important to be a part of the Cold Chain Federation?

Daifuku has installations all over the world and with the knowledge gained over the years it is in a great position to support the key sector of cold chain logistics and advise members on trends that have emerged in other countries. We see being part of the Cold Chain Federation as a key way to stay up to date with the latest trends. We also see it as an ideal opportunity to share best practices that we have adopted from our global experience within the dynamic cold chain sector.

Q. What are Daifuku’s aspirations for the industry?

Delivering our first cold storage automated warehouse in 1973, Daifuku has been providing logistics systems for cold storage environments to a wide range of customers for five decades. With this depth of knowledge, Daifuku has a great opportunity to introduce automation to the cold chain logistics sector and help it reduce costs while improving product quality and supply chain efficiency.

Find out more about Daifuku on their website here.

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