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Mecalux Belgium

Mecalux Belgium


1200 Bruxelles

Mecalux is one of the leading companies in the storage systems market. It is specialised in the design, manufacturing, sale and services of metal racking, automated warehouses and other storage solutions. Mecalux is the leading storage company in Spain and ranks third in the world in its field, selling to more than 70 countries.

The prime position of the company is based on its application of the most advanced technology in the industry, and on its extensive distribution network in Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Slovakia, Belgium, Holland, UK, Czech Republic, Poland, Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, Brazil, Chile, Panama, Mexico, Canada, Turkey and the USA.

The group has eleven production centres: in Spain (Barcelona, Gijon and Palencia), Poland (Gliwice), USA (Chicago, Sumter and Pontiac), Mexico (Tijuana and Matamoros), Brazil (Sao Paulo) and Argentina (Buenos Aires), each one strategically located to offer a fast, flexible service to their current and potential markets.

Mecalux Group's growth and development is based on: the opening of new branches, the expansion of its sales distribution networks, the investment in R+D, its automated warehouse division, and the logistics portal Logismarket. Since its foundation 50 years ago, this approach has guaranteed high quality products and an excellent client service.


Product news

  • Warehouse for the logistics operator Van Rooijen located in Belgium

    The Van Rooijen warehouse in Belgium
    Founded in 1947, Van Rooijen is a logistics operator specialised in consumer goods management and transport, mainly foods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, electronics, among others. Altogether, it has 125,000 m2 designated to storage and order fulfilment.

    It has a strong area of influence in the Benelux countries and its priority is being as close as possible to its customers to speed up the distribution and delivery of its products. Recently, it has opened a 25,500 m2 warehouse in the municipality of Turnhout (Belgium), principally dedicated to warehousing pharmaceutical and food products.

    Mecalux has set up pallet racks that occupy almost the entire warehouse surface area. They are 12.5 m high, divided into seven levels, and extend the storage capacity to 32,500 pallets, the right slotting volume to cater for all the company’s customers.

    This system is very flexible, which makes it highly suitable for storing scores of pallets with many different SKUs. One of its main advantages is its adaptability to any load, weight and volume variable. For example, Van Rooijen puts finished products, raw materials in big bags or crates.

    Direct access to products. is one of the pallet racking’s biggest features. This means fast handling of the goods, which is indispensable for Van Rooijen. Each day 750 pallets arrive to this distribution centre, and operators must drop these off at their location at the earliest opportunity.

    An underpass that cross-links the racks has been opened up to make storage operations more fluid and, simultaneously, as an additional safety measure. First level racking that runs above the safety underpass is lined with mesh, to prevent materials from dropping from above.

    Iwan van de Geer - Technical Manager of Van Rooijen

    “Having positive business connections is very important to us. So, Mecalux is a perfect partner since, besides the high-quality products it delivers us, Mecalux keeps its word.”


  • Automated warehouse of IKEA Components in Slovakia

    Originally, the site had twelve aisles of pallet racks run by forklifts. In 2014, Mecalux fitted out the warehouse with a conveyor circuit and a hydraulic table for picking. Additionally, trilateral stacker cranes were deployed in three storage aisles to handle 4,500 pallets. These machines were installed while retaining the pre-existing racks, a key requirement of IKEA Components.

    This automated area was used to house whole pallets from the production area, transport them to the picking area and, later, to the dispatch area. Since then, the Easy WMS warehouse management software implemented by Mecalux guarantees the efficiency of all automated processes.

    In 2018, IKEA Components continued to automate its logistics process and reworked the warehouse organisation. In April 2019, Mecalux switched the direction of the stacker cranes. It also modified the conveyor circuit, which was connected to the PCL (Pallet Closing Line), for fully automatic transfer of pallets to the dispatch area.

    The final phase of warehouse automation is expected to be completed in the last quarter of 2019, with trilateral pallet stacker cranes being set up in the remaining nine aisles. As such, IKEA Components will achieve full warehouse automation, which will speed up the storage process and improve the performance and efficiency of the installation.

    Pavol Masarovič - Site Process Developer
    “Our plant needed to automate its storage processes. Conveyors mean pallets can now be transferred from the packing line to the warehouse as quickly as possible. Plus, trilateral stacker cranes help us streamline the planning and management of loads shipments sent straight to our customers.”

    IKEA Components will fully automate the processes at its export warehouse located in Malacky (Slovakia)