Friday 28th Jul 2017 - Logistics Manager

Music retailer automates €27m logistics centre

European music retailer Musikhaus Thomann has selected TGW Logistics to provide an intralogistics solution for its new €27m logistics centre in Burgebrach, Germany.

The logistics centre will use a TGW Stingray shuttle warehouse with six aisles and 110,000 storage locations on 25 levels. This will be complemented by a five-aisle automated carton warehouse, which will store guitars, e-pianos and other music equipment up to 1.55 metres in size. The goods in the distribution centre will be transported using KingDrive conveyor technology, which is energy efficient and easy to maintain.

The shuttle system supplies twelve pick and pack stations, with products picked directly from the warehouse totes into shipping cartons of various sizes. Upstream consolidation buffers will consolidate the SKUs from the various warehouse areas, with four new sequencer towers consolidating goods from the existing warehouse and the new logistics centre prior to packing for the end customer. The TGW Software Suite completes TGW’s scope of supply.

Thomann fulfils up to 20,000 orders each day with a value of two to three million euros. It expects the €27 million investment in a larger warehouse will enable it to improve its delivery times significantly.