Tuesday 27th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

Asda expands Brackmills DC for clothing brand

Asda is to expand capacity at its George at Asda clothing brand regional distribution centre  at Brackmills in Northampton.

It has awards a multi-million pound contract to SDI Group to maximise the cube of the RDC by installing a four-level mezzanine structure – increasing ‘garment-on-hangers’ capacity, providing an SDI LS900 carton sortation system and equipping a new packing operation with conveyors and benches.

In addition to the mezzanine structure, SDI Group will boost the site’s carton storage capacity, through integrating a further two mini-load cranes within the existing automated carton store. In the receiving area a new loading bay door will be installed together with accompanying conveyors for transporting incoming goods to adjacent storage areas.

The contract follows the upgrade of George at Asda’s Lymedale RDC last year where SDI Group installed almost identical systems to those now being implemented at Brackmills.

Nathan Bower of Asda Distribution said: “We were impressed by the way SDI Group tackled the challenges of upgrading our warehouse systems at Lymedale without disrupting operations on site. So when it came to replicating the process at Brackmills we were confident they would deliver.”

Hayden Smith, UK general manager at SDI Group said: “We are proud of the relationship that we have forged with the team at George at Asda over the last ten years and hope to continue the work we do for one of the UK’s leading fashion brands.”