The three-axis Hänel Multi-Space®
drastically reduces investment costs

Burgau, Germany

Frey Textile and Laundry Services

Frey Textile and Laundry Services is a family-owned business managed by Katrin and Albert Frey. The medium-sized enterprise is known for its personal customer care. Frey has become one of the largest laundry services in Bavaria and can easily handle volumes of up to 40 tons every day.


Innovative and efficient sorting system

In large-scale laundries expensive sorting machines are usually employed to process work clothes. That’s why Frey used color codes to optimize these processes and boosted productivity with a Hänel Multi-Space® storage system. More than 300 pick operations per hour are now possible. In conjunction with intelligent TIKOS control software, the Hänel Multi-Space® proved to be an efficient alternative to a conventional laundry sorting system – and it reduced investment costs considerably.

Every day the Hänel Multi-Space® is used to sort work clothes for up to 3,000 people in one shift, while providing buffer storage for items scheduled for delivery. The Hänel Multi-Space® is extremely flexible and can also accommodate other types of laundry, such as tablecloths, bed sheets, etc.


High productivity, optimal employee efficiency

The Hänel Multi-Space® system saves space and time, and it shortens storage routing in the laundry process.

What’s more, system operation and maintenance costs are very low. The complex sorting process using lists and charts is a thing of the past thanks to the three-axis Hänel storage system. Today just two employees can handle sorting at two access points with the Hänel Multi-Space®. At the back of the system only one employee is needed to retrieve the finished laundry stacks and assign them to the appropriate delivery driver. When compared with the previous sorting system, the Multi-Space® has clearly boosted performance and optimized the deployment of human resource.

 Laundry is readied for delivery at the retrieval point at the back of the Hänel Multi-Space®
 Barcode scanning automatically starts the transport of specified containers to the access point
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