Fulfillment site to feature huge $48 million AutoStore system
07 October 2021
3PL GEODIS has announced a partnership with Bastian Solutions to implement an AutoStore system into a new fulfillment site for a leading clothing retailer.
It is said the $48 million material handling equipment deal will deliver the highest throughput documented of an AutoStore system globally to support the retailer’s eComm activities and more than 1,000 stores across the United States.
“Geodis’ strategic partnership with Bastian Solutions and AutoStore will provide us even greater efficiencies and added capacity as we continue to navigate ongoing industry challenges on behalf of our clients, such as swiftly changing consumer buying patterns and labor shortages,” said Rob Thyen, senior vice president of engineering and facilities at Geodis in Americas. “By investing in technology such as the AutoStore system, we can ensure we are supporting our clients’ future growth and exceeding their expectations.”
Geodis will use the AutoStore system to move up to 270,000 order lines per day. It will also utilise AutoStore to expedite e-Commerce returns. In addition to featuring AutoStore storage and fulfillment technology, the 400,000 sq ft facility will include robotic piece picking with five robotic arms, automated packing and carton closing, and more. Construction for the site is expected to begin in January 2022 and wrap in November 2022.
For more information, visit www.geodis.com