Faust Distributing Company installed a custom Vertique case picking and pallet building system in its warehouse facility in March 2007. The system footprint is 18,000 square feet and consists of 162 Vertique towers that are 19 feet tall for dispensing high velocity packages. Additionally, the system has 245 flow racks, 6 conveyor systems, 2 cylinder conveyor systems, a palletizer and a multitude of computers that keep the products flowing in the right sequence.
The system is run by 14 well qualified operators and is capable of picking and palletizing 2,500 cases per hour. The system can be easily expanded with sales growth, or the addition of new brands and packages. Another attribute of the system is the ability to load by stop, minimizing the need for our customer service personnel to “shop the truck” saving both time and energy. Additionally, order accuracy through the system is running at 99%. Overall, the Vertique system has been a great addition to the Faust operation and is another step in providing world class service for our suppliers and retail customers.