Friday 28th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Yearsley revamps automated cold store

Yearsley Group has selected a range of Autostore warehouse control systems in a major refurbishment of its ASRS systems at its automated cold store in Grimsby.

Autostore will integrate with Yearsley’s enterprise business systems to maximise the efficiency of all material handling sub-systems in real-time and provide a uniform interface to, and control of, Yearsley’s automated crane and conveyor equipment.

The contract with Yearsley Cold Storage & Distribution comprises: warehouse control system (WCS), crane control system and conveyor control system.

Chris Herbert is general manager at Yearsley Cold Storage & Distribution, said: “Running a major automated cold store demands control systems that ensure the fast, accurate and flexible handling of goods in real-time, all the time.

“Autostore will help minimise our business risk while giving us the enhanced process control, space optimisation and the IT future-proofing we need to underpin efficiency and growth in our cold storage and distribution business.”

Yearsley Group operates 12 sites across the UK from Glasgow to Gillingham, serviced by a fleet of over 300 vehicles delivering nationwide.