- Mercadona is a distribution giant boasting more than 1,600 establishments in Spain and Portugal
- It invests in state-of-the-art technology when it comes to its Logistics Centres, which play a fundamental role in its business development
- The company has Generator Sets at these Centres and are well aware that they need to remain in operation at all times
- To make sure the electricity supply is never interrupted, Mercadona has chosen ZIGOR Corporación’s Industrial UPS, SEPEC range which guarantees continuous operation of its Centres 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
- SEPEC is an innovative system that mitigates the effect of electrical disturbances in industrial processes and at Logistics Centres. Accordingly, it is the right system and provides the appropriate innovation and performance levels that Mercadona needed
- Mercadona, with 71 units in place, is also the most important customer for ZIGOR’s SEPEC range, protecting approximately 39 MW of power at the Centres
A distribution giant with Spanish capital
Mercadona is a distribution company that operates in the supermarket sector. Its goal is to meet the food, personal hygiene, home and pet care needs of its customers. Its capital is 100% Spanish and family-owned.
At the end of 2020, the company had 1,641 establishments, including 20 in Portugal, with an average surface area of between 1,300 and 1,500 square metres and 95,000 employees. Its turnover in 2020 amounted to approximately €27 billion. Approximately 5.5 million households shop in its establishments.
Logistics Centres as the basis for competitiveness
Mercadona’s logistics structure plays a fundamental role in its business development. Its regional Logistics Centres supply the products demanded by the supermarkets on a daily basis.
Mercadona invests in state-of-the-art technology and has created fully automated Logistics Centres in order to be competitive in the distribution market. These centres optimise product handling from the moment the material arrives from its suppliers until the order is dispatched to each supermarket. This entire process is performed by means of automatic warehouses, stacker cranes, robots and conveyor belts, which operate in perfect synchronisation, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Mercadona needs to guarantee power supply under all circumstances
To guarantee power supply, the company has a Generator Set system that supplies all the systems in the event of a power supply failure. However, the power supply must also be guaranteed during start-up and shut-down times to prevent failures.
Mercadona is well aware that its operations cannot stop and, as well as investing in Generator Sets and Transformer Stations, it has placed its trust in ZIGOR Corporación’s Industrial UPS SEPEC range, to ensure that its customers always receive the products they need as it can operate completely independently from the electricity companies, should this be necessary.
DVC SEPEC for Mercadona: an innovative system to mitigate the effect of electrical disturbances
DVC SEPEC is an innovative, high-performance system developed to mitigate the effect of electrical disturbances on industrial processes. It eliminates voltage and frequency variations, voltage dips and short outages on critical items in production processes.
The system has been specifically designed to protect critical industrial applications and to guarantee uninterrupted power supply in industrial processes where robustness is vital. As a result, its design means that it can be used in conjunction with Generator Sets in a configuration that completely eliminates any grid interruptions. Accordingly, it is the right system and provides the appropriate innovation and performance levels that Mercadona needed.
A solution which guarantees continuous operation of the Logistics Centres
The electric disturbance protection solution Mercadona has chosen, which is based on the SEPEC system, guarantees continuous operation of their most critical infrastructures with regards to electric supply quality, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In short, Mercadona is an important ZIGOR SEPEC range customer, with 71 units with different power capacities installed at their Logistics Centres, which protected almost 39 MW of power.
ZIGOR (“Your energy, our challenge”)
We are a company that specialises in developing robust, flexible and efficient solutions for the comprehensive management of electrical energy, maximising its value for our customers. We investigate new solutions to improve energy efficiency and meet the new demands of an electric future, contributing towards improving the quality of electricity supplies in a cost-effective way whilst also facilitating the use of clean and sustainable energy.
Our knowledge and experience have made it possible for us to work closely with our customers, working together to develop comprehensive solutions, whilst at the same time maintaining our specialist expertise. Finally, we have presence in Spain, Mexico and Columbia, boasting an international network of partners.