Peru: Control Tower automates logistics processes

For exporters with large volumes, a. hartrodt individually configures solution.

Peru-based exporters with large volumes benefit from the new automation tool Control Tower, which a. hartrodt offers exclusively in the South American country. "The system can take over efficiently internal logistics processes and become a database for the entire supply chain," explains Nicky Corrochano, Managing Director at a. hartrodt Perú. A team of experts at the national company developed the software in-house to provide "amazing automation" for large export companies, according to Corrochano: "We provide the configuration, the customer does the fine-tuning."

Important export goods: raw materials and food

According to Corrochano, the pandemic has had an "enormous" impact on Peru's import business, while "the negative impact on exports has been minimal". Important exports are raw materials and foodstuffs, especially to China and the USA. The export office of a. hartrodt Perú is located at the main Pacific port in Callao. The headquarters for the 105 employees is in Lima, and there is also an office at the second largest port, Paita.

Fishmeal exporter automates with NORMA TASA

As a Control Tower pilot customer, a. hartrodt Perú was able to win the world's largest fishmeal producer, TASA, supporting more than 15,000 40-foot containers per year. "We developed the NORMA TASA version for their special requirements", says Corrochano. Advantages for the customer: In addition to total visibility of the entire supply chain, third parties included, automated notifications and processes enable to manage high volumes effortlessly. "After automated receipt of different types of documents, NORMA TASA recognizes, catalogs and uploads each document to the end customer´s cloud", Corrochano summarizes.

"For another fishmeal exporter, Pesquera Diamante SA, we are currently implementing NORMA Diamante and expect to handle 7,000 40-foot containers" he says. Also in the pipeline, he says, is a pilot project for an agribusiness that handles about 3,500 40-foot reefers annually. However, Corrochano expects 2022 to be "another challenging year" for a. hartrodt Perú.