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March 2015 newsletter

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Fixmer: logistics with high added-value

The Luxembourg company Fixmer now located in Bascharage specializes in the wholesale trade. Founded in 1815, it belongs since 1939 to Heintz van Landewyck Group and has about 200 employees.
Fixmer stores consumer goods (tobacco, beverages, confectionery, etc ...) and ships them in specific assortments according to its customers' demands.
With a steady growth and +/- 8,000 different product references, the company moved in 2013 to settle in new buildings with a 18,000m² storage capacity, better adapted.

Thanks to several years of collaboration and to UP trace expertise in terms of logistics and traceability equipment Fixmer renewed its confidence in our team to make us one of the privileged partners of this new adventure.
Frédéric Schmit, Head of Tobacco Depot, explains us its issues at the dispatching level:
"Ensured sustained rates, but conditioned by the necessary strict controls due to the variety of packages and to the requirement for a perfect correspondence between orders and shippings, were the prior objectives for these halls' infrastructure."

Besides identification and data acquisition systems distributed to the various critical points of the company, UP trace equipped parcels preparation lines for the specific automatic labelling of each box. These Print&Apply systems UBS APL3000 Linear Blow were selected because particularly adapted to Fixmer:

the UBS APL3000L has been specifically designed and manufactured for industrial sites with few constraints to print and apply labels with variable data in real time on a wide range of packaging. It further involves:

  • a support adjustable in height to fit the whole production and packaging line 
  • a steerable assembly for perfect application in any direction or position.
  • connection possibilities to any computer system: Windows NT, UNIX, AS / 400, PC, etc. and adaptation to ERP environments such as SAP, BAAN, Axapta, Navision etc.
  • a large ease of use and maintenance

At Fixmer, it is now from 4 to 8000 parcels which are shipped daily around the Grand Duchy.
"The installed solution optimized controls, and has probably achieved a maximum threshold of rates given the constraints of the activity. The technical and commercial collaboration with UP trace gives us complete satisfaction! " add Frédéric Schmit and Thomas Baijot, Attached to the Logistics Department Management," By responsiveness and skills, they fully meet our quality requirements. "

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