Hanel Office and Industrial Storage Systems:

The pharmacy as a distribution center for medicines and health-care products

The opening of the pharmacy at the Elisenpalais in Aschaffenburg, along with its affiliated drugstores at the beginning of 2006, marked the start of one of the most modern pharmacy concepts in Germany

Its five servers for enterprise resource planning, over 40 PC workstations, and sophisticated storage technology in which 4 Hänel storage systems play a decisive role, demanded skilled teamwork from all those involved right from the planning stage.

44,000 medical and pharmaceutical products are available at all times. The entire building complex with about 61,000 SQ. YD. of floor space covers numerous health-care services. Doctors from a variety of specialist fields, in-house surgical rooms and a welfare center are all housed under one roof. The pharmacy’s customers include not only patients who are supplied with medicines directly in the salesroom.


As well as catering to numerous customers on-site, the pharmacy also offers home deliveries to patients needing continuous medical supplies. It also delivers to care homes for the elderly, residential nursing homes, hospital outpatient and casualty wards and teaching hospitals.

To ensure that the 44,000 drugs and pharmaceutical products are constantly and immediately avail - able, three Hänel Lean-Lift®s and one Hanel Rotomat® with heights up to 33 FT. were integrated in the building complex. This increased the available storage area by 4300 SQ. FT.

In view of the pharmacy’s inner-city location, this space-saving solution was just what was needed. It was possible to reduce the storage footprint by 50%.

The pluses

  • 50% space reduction compared with conventional storage systems
  • Optimal integration in the future oriented IT system
  • Protection from dust thanks to the closed design
  • Simple and quick operation of the Hänel storage systems
  • Parallel operation of the units enables multiple operators to pick and put at the same time