Monday 24th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Aurora increases storage capacity with Dürkopp

Dürkopp Fördertechnik has added a second extension to the system it installed for Aurora Fashions, the owner of retail chains including Karen Millen, Coast, Warehouse and Oasis.

The company has a 55,000 sq ft, four level central distribution centre at Stanton Harcourt near Oxford, which can store around 1.5 million flat and hanging garments.

The contract is worth nearly £2.6 million (three million euros) and includes a two-tier hanging mezzanine system and a two-tier hanging garment racking structure.

It is currently hanging up to 100,000 flat and hanging garments a day.

On arrival goods are scanned, automatically labelled and then moved on Dürkopp’s trolleyless system which is linked to its D-Store warehouse management product.

The software is linked to the Aurora’s own software and picks and sorts the orders received daily from some 1,400 stores across the UK, Ireland and continental Europe.