News | July 11, 2014

Food Logistics Names Retrotech One Of Its 2014 Top Green Providers

Victor, NY /PRNewswire/ - Retrotech has been included on Food Logistics 2014 Top Green Providers list. Food Logistics is the only publication dedicated exclusively to the food and beverage supply chain.

It was Retrotech's recent modernization and retrofitting of a dairy customer's automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS) that placed them on the list. After completion of the project, the customer achieved a decrease in their carbon footprint. They significantly shortened the travel time of pallets from two minutes to 30 seconds after adding extra inbound and outbound pickup and deposit stations, while incorporating additional conveyor technologies. They were also able to store irregular-sized and bulging pallets in the ASRS. This diminished the use of fork lifts for pallet stacking and retrieval, reducing environmental pollution.

"We are very pleased to be on the 2014 Top Green Providers list. Companies often think that the best way to become 'greener' and increase efficiencies is to simply replace old equipment with new," said Paul Deveikis, Retrotech's chief executive officer. "The reality is that retrofitting older equipment allows customers to enhance their systems with newer parts and software controls that meet the more stringent energy standards, improve performance of current supply chain activities with less investment, as well as reduce landfill waste from the scrapping of equipment."

According to Food Logistics, the Top Green Providers list focuses on sustainability in the global food supply chain with profiles of companies that are exceeding industry standards in their sector. This year's list includes food producers and manufacturers, 3PLs and transportation and logistics providers, equipment manufacturers, and others whose products and services are driving sustainability from farm to fork.

About Food Logistics
Food Logistics is published by Cygnus Business Media, a leading diversified business-to-business media company. The publication serves the information needs of executives involved in various aspects of the global food and beverage supply chain. Through our print and online products, we provide news, trends, and best practices that help more than 24,000+ grocery and foodservice suppliers, distributors, and retailers make better business decisions. Visit us online at www.foodlogistics.com.

About Retrotech, Inc.
Retrotech, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Savoye and a member of Legris Industries Group. Retrotech and Savoye are leaders in automated order fulfillment products, solutions and modernizations. With a global presence spanning 22+ countries, Retrotech helps warehouses/distribution centers automate and improve their order fulfillment operations to become more productive, flexible and reliable.

Since 1985, Retrotech has provided exceptional engineering, project management and technical product and software expertise combined with unparalleled design, implementation and installation of material-handling and order fulfillment/e-commerce systems. Retrotech project experience includes green field systems and modernizations of existing automated material handling systems. Specific experience includes pallet and unit-load ASRS, as well as case, tote and tray-handling ASRS, WMS/WCS software, goods-to-person systems, cross-dock/consolidation processes, buffering systems, pallet and case conveying and sortation equipment, simulation/emulation capabilities, and 24/7 customer service availability. For more information visit www.retrotech.com.

SOURCE: Retrotech, Inc.

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