Automated garment system for Clipper’s Wynyard site

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CI Logistics has installed a garment handling and storage system with the capacity to store up to four million units at Clipper’s deconsolidation centre at Wynyard Park near Teesport.

The first customer for the centre is Asda, with a year year contract for its George clothing brand. Previously the George garments were held in two separate Clipper facilities, one in Leeds and one in Darlington, which had both reached the limit of their capacity.

The CI Logistics storage and handling system, which occupies half of the new facility, has been designed to process up to three million George garments per week. The fit out contract provides 43,000m of overhead monorail transport, 4,000 overhead rail trolleys, 1500m of long distance trolley conveyors, ten full length goods on hangers (GOH) trolley boom conveyors, two tower conveyors, traversing extendable carton boom conveyors, pallet racking, pallet and carton live storage, a steam tunnel and bagging machines.

the 350,000 sq ft warehouse is built on 22 acres and has three internal mezzanines, each 165,000 sq ft.

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