Lexon goes picking with SSI Schaefer

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Lexon UK, the pharmaceutical wholesaler, has chosen SSI Schaefer to supply an automated picking system for its distribution centre at Redditch, Worcestershire.

SSI Schaefer will start on site in Feb 2010 installing a central conveyor system, A-frame automatic picking system, new shelving and a mezzanine floor for optimum space utilisation. The new system is expected to be up and running in six weeks.

Managing director Anup Sodha said: “I am excited to be working with SSI Schaefer on such an important development project for Lexon UK – once the new picking system is installed we will be leading the UK pharmaceutical industry into a new era where automation is key to any successful warehouse and distribution facility.”

Mike Alibone, business development manager, SSI Schaefer, said: “We are delighted to be working for Lexon UK to deliver an innovative automated picking solution that will see productivity levels go from strength to strength.”

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