The Cirrus Tech Crane System is a high volume storage and replenishment system that addresses the need for more capacity and more efficiency in your warehouse or distribution center.
The Crane is an excellent alternative to building a new facility or to spending/building less of a new facility and provides today’s beverage distributors and suppliers with the reliability and flexibility needed to handle the ever-expanding portfolio of SKU’s.  With every Cirrus Tech Crane System implementation we layout the Crane system and the rest of the entire warehouse to ensure that you have the most optimal warehouse for receiving, storing, retrieving, replenishing, and picking.

Our Cirrus Warehouse Control System (WCS) software controls The Cirrus Tech Crane System and will allow the Crane System to auto receive, store, shuffle/code date rotation (FIFO Compliant), and replenish your highest volume SKU’s (50% to 90% of your total package SKU volume).


With our Cirrus Tech Crane System you get a customized, automated solution to fit your operation because we design our software and system around your warehouse environment and how you do business.  We will not implement an automated system or software solution into your warehouse unless it makes good business sense and will provide your business with a solid ROI.


  • Maximize available storage space in an existing warehouse or in a new building construction
  • Eliminate off-site storage and expansions
  • Spend/Build less on a new facility
  • Up to 60% more pallet storage in an existing warehouse
  • Touch your pallets once vs. 4 to 5 touches
  • Realize ROI in 3 to 5 Years
  • Eliminate restocking pick locations
  • Eliminate rotating bulk storage lanes
  • Eliminate managing code dates
  • Better manage proliferation of new SKUs


HIGH VOLUME STORAGE AND REPLENISHMENT INNOVATORS Cirrus Tech designed the first ever Cirrus Tech Crane System for the beverage distribution industry for Eagle Distributing of Shreveport in Shreveport, LA. As designers and planners, we worked closely with the Eagle Distributing of Shreveport team to breakthrough the barriers of standard designs to ultimately create an automated Crane System that would deliver higher productivity, provide better space utilization and greater economic justification. Cirrus Tech also provided the technical installation of PLC’s and WCS software to operate and control the Crane, picking software to pick the entire warehouse, and a Warehouse Management System to manage and control all the inventory in the warehouse.


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By choosing “The Crane” ASRS System from Cirrus Tech, we have gained efficiencies through our entire warehouse; how we receive, rotate and shuffle back stock, cycle count, pick and replenish pick locations.  The real surprise was the efficiencies gained on the load building side. Cirrus Tech’s “Crane,” Cirrus WMS and Cirrus Directed Picking have helped us in all areas of the warehouse.

Jose Rivera

Company Name : J. J. Taylor Companies, Inc.
Designation : VP of Administration

Choosing Cirrus Tech to implement, manage and support our Cirrus Automated Case Picking System has turned out to be one of the best decisions we've ever made.  Cirrus Tech's commitment to partnership, coupled with their exceptional 24/7 support is best in the industry by a mile.  We are proud to be partners with Cirrus Tech.

Nick Economos

Company Name : Eagle Rock Distributing Company
Designation : President

The Cirrus Tech Crane System not only saved us from doing a costly expansion, it also helped us organize our warehouse in a manner that put efficiencies in places that we would have never realized by building a new warehouse.

Brad Nichols

Company Name : Eagle Distributing of Shreveport, Inc.
Designation : CEO

The Cirrus Tech Crane System provided our company an opportunity to consolidate an entire warehouse (Norfolk, NE) into the existing warehouse here in Fremont, NE.  It will incorporate 5 years of growth while providing less than a 5 year ROI with the efficiencies of the system.

Bruce Nelsen

Company Name : Eagle Distributing, Inc. in Nebraska
Designation : CEO

The Cirrus Crane System will increase our available pallet storage significantly. When we take into account the organization and many efficiencies the system will bring, this will be a real game changer for us in our warehouse.

Jeff Knight

Company Name : Cherokee Distributing Company
Designation : General Manager

The Crane System is the right fit for our operation. We will be able to build the expansion, place The Crane System inside of it and maximize the clear height to go 5 pallets high in the system. Because of the additional space savings, we will be able to absorb another operation into our existing building and still have optimal room for future growth. Cirrus is the industry leader in Crane System implementations in the beverage industry and we look forward to our partnership for years to come.

Rodney Long

Company Name : Long Beverage, Inc.
Designation : President

We’re confident that our new partnership with Cirrus Tech will provide critical support to the realization of our long-term strategic goals. In the near-term, the Cirrus Tech Crane System will play a key role in to our efforts to modernize our warehouse and delivery operations. As we look towards the completion of our new facility, our investment in the Crane System will result in a substantial one-time construction costs savings while providing a platform to realize impressive reoccurring annual warehouse efficiencies.

Frank Sourbeer Jr.

Company Name : Wilsbach Distributors, Inc.
Designation : President

The Cirrus System will provide our company with many years of growth along with excellent annual efficiencies that will allow us to best serve Birmingham and the surrounding areas. We are pleased to partner with a like-minded company like Cirrus Tech as partners in warehouse automation. We are looking forward to the implementation of our new system.

Louis Maisel

Company Name : Gulf Distributing Company of Birmingham
Designation : President

With Cirrus Tech's HLA approach to automation, our company is able to take advantage the best automation for our environment today (The Cirrus Tech Crane System) while giving us a vision and the ability to add components down the road that will provide our warehouse with a nearly fully automated solution. It is exciting to have a road map to full automation that we can grow into over time.

Frank B. Fuhrer III

Company Name : Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale Company
Designation : CEO