BURSA (UAV) – The images that emerged from the earthquake in Düzce once again revealed the importance of the shelves.

While there was no loss of life in the 5.9 magnitude earthquake in Düzce, many buildings were damaged. The images reflected on the security cameras, on the other hand, revealed how important the shelves are in markets and similar businesses. ÜÇGE DRS Warehouse Shelving Systems Robotics Director Tuncer Yıldız, who stated that while the earthquake resistant living structures are controlled by the regulation, the quality and installation of the shelves are not sufficient to prevent loss of life and property, and said, “Store and market equipment falls into the group of light load carrying systems. It is produced at human height as well. The first of the most important reasons why the shelves installed here are resistant to earthquakes starts with the quality of the material. After the material quality comes the production quality. Basically, there are wall and middle sections in the market. Since the sections on the wall are high and narrow, it is necessary to fix these products to the wall, just like the cabinets in the houses, in order to increase the earthquake resistance. The middle sections, on the other hand, are less risky products as they are wide and not too high. Of course, these products must also be produced and assembled in accordance with the standards. Therefore, product groups that are especially at risk of tipping in a market should be fixed both in the direction of the wall and on the existing building floor. The fall of products on the shelves can be compensated in some way. However, the overturning of the shelves can affect the lives of people who will be there," he said.

 Stating that the earthquake in Düzce was very sad, Yıldız said, “We, as a company, have warehouses in that region. After the earthquake, we contacted our customers in the region. Nothing negative has come to us so far. Many companies even called us and thanked us. We were pleased that they informed us that their existing structures are still standing and that their products are not damaged. There are 4 main factors associated with the creation of secure repositories. The first of these is design and production in accordance with national and/or international standards.

 Just as the earthquake was overcome with minimum damage thanks to the vital structures in compliance with the standards in this earthquake, in the same way, when standards are applied in warehouse rack systems, storage systems that will not cause loss of property and life can be implemented. 

As a company that offers storage rack systems and smart storage solutions to all business lines in logistics, retail and industry with 46 years of experience in the sector, we design and produce rack systems in accordance with international standards. We apply the standards valid in both Europe and America. The second important issue is material quality. We pay attention to the use of high-strength steel. The third is production. We have a high-tech production facility for the processing of high-strength steel and other materials, and our investments in this area continue. Finally, it is the safe assembly of the produced shelves in place. Here, too, it is very important to use appropriate methods and tools with a professional team. Especially when these 4 main headings are taken into account, we will build earthquake resistant warehouse areas.


  Stating that the system works a little better in Turkey in buildings where people live, Yıldız said, “There are specifications and inspectors regarding earthquakes. The flow about the emergence of a safe structure is moving fast. However, in warehouse rack systems, the subjects are not handled so disciplined. There is a standard. However, a secure workflow may not work on both the producer and the consumer side in terms of inspection and production. From time to time, we see examples of insecure warehouse racking systems in the field. 

In order to ensure full discipline, important duties fall on producers like us, consumers and companies that provide audit by taking a role in between. Human life is more at stake than material damage. Therefore, it should be very important to make warehouse rack systems in accordance with the standards without entering these troubles and concerns into economic conditions.

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ÜÇGE DRS will exhibit at the Robot Investments Summit how it has guided the industrial transformation process with the new technologies it has realized in warehouse rack systems and smart storage solutions.

Many years of experience in the warehousing and logistics industry and
ÜÇGE DRS, which makes a great contribution to the sector with its advanced technology investments; As one of the world's leading companies in its sector, it carries out successful projects with its R&D power and innovative approach. With its high-tech production lines and internationally accepted products, ÜÇGE DRS carries out its production activities in a total closed area of 100 thousand square meters and responds to the demands of its customers in every part of Turkey and 77 countries around the world. ÜÇGE DRS, whose primary export market is Europe, Central Asia, North Africa and Gulf countries, exports 40 percent of its production.


ÜÇGE DRS Robotic Shelf Systems Director Tunçer YILDIZ, who stated that they observed an increasing demand trend in all sectors, especially for automatic warehouse shelving systems, emphasized the investments made in intralogistics technologies; “The supply chain problems in the world, the quest for efficiency, the cost of space and employee organization have shown how sensitive and game-changing the management of warehouses is. As ÜÇGE DRS, we focused on this aspect of the sector a long time ago and focused on technological and error-free manageable warehouse projects. Fast, smooth and integrated service expectations that stand out in all sectors that are planning investments in line with Industry 4.0; We welcome you with ASRS PAŞA and MULTIPAL, our fully automatic, 100% domestic, smart warehouse solutions. In addition, we produce competitive solutions for decreasing square meters despite increasing costs with our mobile shelf MOBIPAL and shuttle AUTOPAL semi-automatic systems and our image processing software that provides digital tracking in manual warehouses. In addition to all these, our local and unique solution we have developed for the management of pocket warehouses and consumables needed in many stages of industry and logistics, “Automatic Vertical Stacking System – ODİS” We also make a difference.” said.

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Zorlu Holding Korteks Yarn
Automatic Pallet AS/RS Warehouse Racking System

Korteks Automatic Pallet AS/RS Storage System, developed by ÜÇGE DRS Warehouse Racking Systems with the experience of robotic industrial storage technologies for the last 15 years and put into operation through the investment of Zorlu Holding Korteks İplik brand, was put into operation after a period of 13 months. Zorlu Holding Korteks İplik brand, which has a yarn production capacity of 580 tons per day, is one of the strongest companies in the textile industry in Turkey that wants to strengthen its warehouse and shipping processes with autonomous activities, and has implemented an automatic warehouse system with sustainable new generation technology at low cost. 

Korteks İplik, which defines the storage capacity target to be at least 10,000 pallets and directs the project to investment, as a result of the feasibility studies made through digital warehouse twin and process simulations; A comparison was made with the VNA narrow aisle back-to-back system and as a result, ÜÇGE DRS Warehouse Racking Systems' patented Automatic AS/RS system preferred PAŞA. 

Focusing on the project with the vision of high capacity, efficient area control and high order preparation speed, ÜÇGE DRS and Korteks İplik teams were deemed worthy of 2022 Efficiency awards with the award ceremony held at the 7th Robot Investments Summit and Exhibition Fair. 

Zorlu Holding Korteks İplik AS/RS Warehouse Project Information

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AS/RS with VNA System
System Comparison

Why Zorlu Holding Korteks İplik decided on “Smart Warehouse”.
Here are the most important reasons
  • The need to use the workforce efficiently
  • Need for high cycle speed
  • Efficient use of space and height
  • Error-free stock control
  • Access to the products in the warehouse directly and at the desired time
  • FIFO, Batch number etc. % 100 accurate tracking of criteria
  • Warehouse management in line with Industry 4.0 standards
  • Warehouse operation with 'good to man' method
  • Termination of product damage caused by manual stock movements
  • ERP-WMS Full integration
  • The dominance of 'Control' logic in storage

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