Thursday 8th Dec 2016 - Logistics Manager

DKF opens Coventry fulfilment centre

DK Fulfilment, which specialises in e-commerce order fulfilment, has opened a 165,000 sq ft facility in Coventry.

The refurbished site has three storage chambers with a combination of wide and narrow aisle pallet racking as well as small parts storage bays and a dedicated pick, pack and re-work area.

DKF is using a new WMS developed by Swift Computing called Context. The courier management suite is from Hypaship.

The bulk pallet storage cube has been designed to allow DKF’s clients to store two metre high pallets.

The building is served by a new fleet of Toyota materials handling equipment, including counterbalanced and reach trucks, very narrow aisle trucks and man-aloft high level order pickers.

“The opening of our new Coventry unit represents an important stage in our development strategy and being aligned to our Germany facility near Frankfurt, we are now in a strong position to offer pan-European coverage to our clients” said Mark Elward, DKF’s managing director.