Urban Outfitters has signed a contract with TGW to automate its new fulfilment centre in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.
TGW will install its FlashPick system, which sees cartons emptied into totes and then transported to the mini-load warehouse, which is used to feed its ‘Stingray’ shuttle.
Totes are then transported to 15 goods-to-person workstations, and items will be picked into either target cartons or totes.
The different areas are connected by an energy-efficient KingDrive conveyor system and the TGW warehouse control system interfaces with Manhattan WMS.
TGW´s picking robot ‘Rovolution’ will also be installed at the distribution centre.
Iain Bartholomew, international and European logistics director at Urban Outfitters said: “The new facility located in Peterborough will be highly automated, incorporate robotics, and provides the capacity necessary to support our fast-growing business. TGW supported us to design a modular solution we believe is simple, flexible and adaptable to the future needs of our customers.”