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Multi-deep automated pallet store

08 November 2019

Electronics retailer and e-tailer Jaycar is to invest in a purpose-built high-tech warehouse in Sydney to deliver the efficiency and performance needed to drive its growing business into the future.

Swisslog has been chosen to provide the highly automated storage, handling and picking solution at the core of the new-build site.

“We picked Swisslog to provide the most efficient warehouse operation, with high capacity that is easily expandable to support short- and long-term business growth,” says Graeme Faulkner, COO for Jaycar Electronics Group. “The state-of-the-art logistics fit-out will be a game changer in terms of our cost to distribute to shops and customers.”

The new 25.5m high, 21,595 sq m distribution centre in Eastern Creek, Sydney is designed so goods-to-person picking will be carried out by merchandise area for store friendliness, delivering efficiencies across the business. Capacity in order lines per hour will be well above Jaycar’s existing manual operation.

“The functional design is an Australian first; incorporating a 20,000 pallet capacity multi-deep automated pallet store with a fully automated 24,000 tote and carton goods-to-person picking system,” says Graeme Faulkner. “The facility also has the capacity to accommodate phase two’s expansion plans.”