Logistics, Warehouse & Supply Chain Awards 2022

Best ATLS Solutions Provider 2022 Ancra Systems is one of the world’s leading specialist automatic truck, trailer, and container loading and unloading solutions (ATLS) providers, with over 35 years of experience supporting its comprehensive package of exceptional standards and bespoke solutions. The company has a particular focus on cost-effective solution design, which has been developed to help its market achieve its goals of improved loading and unloading efficiency, optimised logistics costs, improved worker ergonomics, and elimination product damage. Quite simply, this is what makes Ancra Systems stand out from its competition. Ancra Systems has experienced multiple incarnations over the years, with its origins going back to the 1970s as a subsidiary of the American firm Ancra International LLC to sell products for load restraints handling air freight pallets. By the mid-eighties, Ancra Systems was producing and selling roller conveyors for air freight pallets, and it was during this period that the company took its first steps into loading and unloading systems. This was the beginning of Ancra Systems’ meteoric rise to success. After a series of ownership changes, Ancra Systems became an independent company in 2005, and its focus was firmly on long term growth. Consequently, by 2008, Ancra Systems was the market leader in the field of automatic loading and unloading systems. The company’s passion for innovation was bolstered by its exponential growth, culminating in the development of new systems and products, including 2019’s development of automatic train loading & unloading solutions. Additionally, in 2021, Ancra Systems had developed and engineered a new version of Skateloader, which automatically loads high volumes of palletised goods or slip-sheeted goods into non-modified trucks, trailers, or containers in a total cycle time of approximately eight minutes. As such, Ancra Systems currently acts as a one-stop-shop ATLS manufacturer, with services including trailer systems, dock systems, and peripheral equipment. The company provides turn-key solutions for ATLS to both end customers and as a sub-contractor through system integrators. Thanks to its wealth of experience, Ancra Systems is able to seamlessly integrate ATLS systems into any automated production or warehouse system. Such solutions have a variety of benefits, including the optimisation of worker ergonomics, they improve dock utilisation and boost efficiency, and cut labour and equipment costs. However, in order to achieve true excellence, Ancra Systems has delved into Modified Cargo Space Solutions (MCS) and Nonmodified Cargo Space Solutions (NMCS) solutions. Indeed, MCS loading and unloading requires two combined systems – one in the truck or trailer and a fixed installation on the loading platform or warehouse. Truck loading conveyors and other automated solutions allow increased efficiency. Henceforth, through a direct connection to a production line or warehouse system, the rate of truck turns can escalate. Through the implementation of MCS solutions, truck loading and unloading times can be reduced from half an hour to just three minutes. Meanwhile, NMCS solutions adjust automatically to the exact trailer position or the stationary system installation on the loading platforms in a warehouse or distribution centres – without modifications. It transfers a pre-staged collection of unit loads directly into a non-modified truck, trailer, or container. The most commonly used truck loading systems are for outbound service – thereby, the addition of these systems can reduce these processes Ancra Systems is a premium ATLS solutions provider, with over three and a half decades of experience supporting its innovative solutions. The company is known internationally for its devotion to quality and ingenuity, and as a result, it has become a leader within the industry. from half an hour to just eight minutes. This system is perfect for loading or unloading palletised goods or non-palletised goods, or even both at the same time. It can be said that Ancra provides the most comprehensive package for both NMCS and MCS solutions on the market. Ancra Systems understands its clients’ specific needs and challenges, and it plans to leverage this knowledge to continue developing, engineering, and refining its technology to meet the evolving needs of its customers’ loading and unloading bays worldwide. A significant factor in this mission is trends, which the company strives to remain on top of. Ancra Systems endeavours to build the richest portfolio of ATLS solutions that it can offer to businesses around the world, whilst responding to movements within the industry. Firstly, Ancra Systems aids businesses in line with rising labour costs, unavailability of workforce, the development of infrastructure, and the rapid growth of the e-commerce market. By offering its expert advice and experience of creating Automatic Truck Loading Systems (ATLS), Ancra Systems improves the overall workforce so that businesses can work like clockwork, every day. Secondly, the adoption of autonomous vehicles and robots in an increasing number of companies creates an important role for Automatic Truck Loading Systems (ATLS) as the last related step in the logistic process, the loading of the truck is often still done manually. The future of logistics would consist of fully automated production lines in combination with fully automatic loading of trucks and automatic transportation. Ancra offers a range of solutions for the automatic loading of trucks, from large automatic systems that can load a full truckload into a trailer in one shot in several minutes to automatic forklifts that assist in the (un)loading of goods. Ancra ensures a brighter future for all by successfully integrating Automatic Truck Loading Systems (ATLS). The systems elevate safety during the goods receipt and dispatch process within warehouses and focus on more economical logistic procedures. This means that we can all experience better ROI and streamlined logistic chains that keep the world of logistics turning. The future of Ancra Systems can be summed up in one word: success. The company is utilising its experience and knowledge Thanks to its wealth of experience, Ancra Systems is able to seamlessly integrate ATLS systems into any automated production or warehouse system. Such solutions have a variety of benefits, including the optimisation of worker ergonomics, they improve dock utilisation and boost efficiency, and cut labour and equipment costs.