Friday 9th Dec 2016 - Logistics Manager

Witron to design transparent warehouse

German retailer Ernsting has awarded an automation contract to Witron to design a second high bay warehouse, this time under a glass shell.

Under the contract Witron will act as general contractor, delivering a material flow computer, control technology as well as the mechanics and steel construction of the 64,583 sq ft warehouse.

The facility will have 11 aisles and 22,000 storage locations and will be connected to the already existing pricing, repack and picking areas that will be provided with goods. It will also include an integrated IT system, and storage for up to 2,500 pallets or roll containers.

The transparent façade integrates photovoltaic systems, and is designed by glass artist Nabo Gaß to match the retailer’s HQ.

22442 Ernsting head office

Witron has already built a twelve-aisle automated pallet warehouse for the retailer that has 1,500 stores.