A £550,000 goods handling system at a 30,000 sq m national distribution centre in Northamptonshire operated by DHL Exel for Mothercare has been completed by European Conveyor Systems.
The NDC, which has about 14,000 pallet racking locations, operates 24 hours a day five days a week to supply all Mothercare’s 227 stores throughout the UK.
ECS was appointed to design and install a conveyor system to deliver in-coming boxes to the storage and racking and also to install a number of goods lifts to move products from floor to floor.
Goods-in are unloaded from delivery vehicles using eight boom conveyors in the loading bay area, some of which are linked to pivoting luffing sections that direct cartons to the lines serving the ground or first floor, as appropriate. Four lines serve the ground floor and four the first mezzanine level.