WAGNER Fire Prevention Solution Protects Fully Automated High Rack Warehouse
Davert relies on innovative fire-prevention solutions by WAGNER to protect its high rack storage facility, which began operations in spring of 2017. Inside the automated warehouse at the company’s headquarters in Ascheberg, an oxygen reduction system protects goods against fires and their consequences. That concept, combined with early smoke detection, has won over Managing Partner Friedrich Niehoff, who prefers fire prevention over reactive sprinkler solutions.
Fire Prevention for a Natural-foods Supplier Steeped in Tradition
About the project
The fully automated high rack storage facility is 24 metres tall and can hold up to 7,400 palettes - which corresponds to a volume of 38,400 cubic metres. Davert chose to use an OxyReduct® oxygen reduction system rather than a sprinkler system because it offered greater efficiency at a lower cost. The company emphasizes sustainability and future-proofing when it comes to power as well: the roof of its warehouse holds a photovoltaic plant capable of generating up to 500 kilowatt hours per year, making it powerful enough to supply electricity to the fire prevention system as well.
About the customer
When it was founded in 1973, Davert GmbH was one of the pioneers of the natural foods industry; today, the mid-sized company is one of the largest natural foods providers in Germany. Its products can be found in natural foods stores throughout the country.