Automated logistics centre for Danish retailer

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TGW Systems Integration and Crisplant have been awarded a contract to install state-of-the-art warehouse and distribution systems in a new logistics centre for clothing retailer, Bestseller, in Haderslev, Denmark.

The new Logistics Centre North, which is due to go live in 2012, will allow Bestseller to reduce its storage and distribution costs and manage fluctuations in demand, improve the flexibility of customer order fulfilment and meet faster delivery targets. The automated centre will provide a safer working environment for the staff and increase delivery accuracy, giving Bestseller comprehensive management information on their inventory and order flows.

TGW’s conveyor systems and Mustang mini-load AS/R system, combined with Crisplant’s LS-4000E high-speed sorter, allow for direct carton handling throughout the centre to optimise operational resources.

Sustainability and energy-efficiency were key objectives for the design of the logistics centre. The Crisplant LS-4000E high-speed sorter features a new motor technology that reduces energy-consumption by 75 per cent, compared to an equivalent sorter based on conventional motor technology.

The design allows the system to be adapted to meet higher peak flows, supporting future growth. This approach preserves Bestseller’s investment in the logistics centre and also minimises the environmental impact of further expansion.

Urs Siegenthaler, TGW Systems Integration’s managing director, said: “These well-proven technologies optimise the direct carton handling, from goods receiving to dispatch. The design of the picking and palletising workstations provide for highly efficient and ergonomic operations.”

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