Olvi Brewery is a beverage company that seeks to offer beverage enjoyment for its consumers. Olvi has produced beverages since 1878 in Iisalmi, Finland, with subsidiaries in Denmark, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

For nearly two decades, Olvi and Cimcorp have worked together and have reached a number of milestones already – not just increasing capacity, but also preparing for future changes in the industry.

Growth and progress are the results of our long partnership in automation!

Long-term partners in distribution, Olvi Brewery and Cimcorp

The beginning

In 2005 Olvi pioneered the use of an automated order picking system. The company took a leap into the unknown because there were few references to follow then. Olvi’s need to update its production and distribution to meet modern consumer demand was enabled a trusted partner, Cimcorp Group.

Olvi is an agile and smart company, with one of its greatest strengths being local decision making. The company can react quickly to trends in product demand and operational development. It expects its partners to share its passion.

Success story

For nearly two decades, Olvi and Cimcorp have worked together and have reached a number of milestones already – not just increasing capacity, but also preparing for future changes in the industry.

The collaboration has been fruitful for both companies. One example is the keg picking solution, which was an idea that came from Olvi but was perfected together. For Olvi, it is important to work with partners who are future-orientated, eager to innovate and – most of all – able to make those innovative ideas become reality.

Automation partner Cimcorp has worked with Olvi for two decades
Olvi’s Dolly pick automation including robotics and software

Positive collaboration

For almost 20 years, Cimcorp has accompanied Olvi in its growth and together considerable progress has been made.

This innovative partnership strengthens Olvi’s ability to achieve its strategic goals include digital development, innovative usage of data, and continuous development of efficiency.

My experience is that Cimcorp has responded e ectively to the rapid changes in the brewing industry, which is still evolving. We’ve worked together and tried to solve where the business will be heading in the upcoming decade. And in my opinion, Cimcorp has had some great ideas.


Ilkka Heikkilä, Logistics Supervisor for Olvi

Supporting the vision

Understanding and supporting the company’s business goals has been paramount. Olvi’s vision is to be the preferred brewery, offering a wide
selection of beverages.

Cimcorp Group’s picking solution has ensured efficient warehousing and distribution to support this vision with cutting-edge technology. “Cimcorp has helped us grow,” sums up Ilkka Heikkilä.

Automation partner Cimcorp has worked with Olvi for two decades
Olvi’s KEG gripper for order fulfillment with Multipick by Cimcorp

Growing business

Increasing demands for faster deliveries and an expanding product range have heightened often frantic activity among beverage manufacturers.

For Olvi, market changes and stiff competition lead to constantly evolving demands that are often satisfied with automation.

Ever-changing scene

The brewing industry is constantly developing and Olvi has been innovative with its automation, packaging and sustainable solutions. For example, recyclable cans and plastic bottles have replaced the previously dominant refillable glass bottles.

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The me-commerce

Consumer needs have changed too: new flavors and products are developed frequently. Customers want more variety, smaller batches and more frequent deliveries.

Seasonal demand for beverage consumption swings drastically between low and high months, which has the potential to cause bottlenecks in production and the distribution center on peak days.

When nearly one percent of annual production can leave the facility on one day during peak season, everything must run smoothly. Order picking is critical to a brewery, and all order picking at Olvi is handled by the Cimcorp automation solution.

Olvi Brewery Multipick
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