Retail win for Witron

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German retailer EDEKA Nord, has awarded Witron its contract to design and implement an automated 323,000 sq ft logistics facility at its Zarrentin site.

Witron’s design for the system will handle a peak picking output of 205,600 picks per day, supplying some 770 stores with 17,000 dry goods lines.

Witron will supply its OPM order picking system, and 14 COM machines will build pallets and roll cages.
16 pickto light workstations will be supplied from storage totes directly into customer totes, a 1-aisle DPP module will automatically handle and consolidate quarter and half pallets.

The goods required for all three sub-systems will be stored in a five-aisle pallet high bay warehouse. Three outbound buffer modules will store and sort both order pallets and roll containers.
The site is expected to be operational in May 2015.

EDEKA Nord, whose group revenue amounted to 2.4 billion Euros in 2011, has three affiliated companies that have also taken on Witron for distribution centres, EDEKA Minden, EDEKA Rhein-Ruhr, and EDEKA Suedbayern.

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