Monday 5th Dec 2016 - Logistics Manager

Mail order retailer automates with TGW

Mail-order retailer Witt has brought in TGW Logistics to provide a materials handling solution at its logistics centre at its headquarters in Weiden, Germany.
 
The Witt Group, which specialises in distance selling of clothes and home textiles to the over-50s, distributes 350 million catalogues annually to customers in eleven European countries.
 
Currently the goods-in area is not situated at the group’s headquarters and storage locations are spread across four sites.
 
The plan is to consolidate these functions under one roof by modernising its logistics centre in Weiden. The third phase of this project will be the implementation of a new automated warehouse.
 
TGW worked with Witt’s logistics team to design the materials handling solution. The core element of the new installation will be an automated high bay racking area with more than 30 aisles and 450,000 carton storage locations. Conveyors will transport the cartons to TGW’s employee workstations.