It all began with a pallet of whiskey. Because of the bottles’ rounded shape, they are packed in special cartons. Even if the distribution of the bottles is optimal, the cartons do not cover the entire pallet. There’s a gap in the center that makes loading the pallet difficult — that’s why about 30 years ago, the Danish company Riantics, which today belongs to the Körber Business Area Supply, received a request from the whiskey producer to build them a machine that could handle this loading problem. The Danes answered, “No problem!” and promptly developed a machine that became a worldwide success: the Layer Picker, which used clamps to grasp the layers of cartons not only from outside but also from inside the gap. The system reliably caused no breakage.