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Two kilometres of conveyors

11 October 2021

ZEEMAN TEXTIELSUPERS has very recently signed an agreement with system integrator Inther Group to implement a mechanised intralogistics automation system.

The textile retailer has a network of 1,300 stores and an eComm operation. 

The core of the total solution is an AS/RS Shuttle system existing out of 6 aisles containing 132 shuttles that can accommodate up to 100,000 boxes. In addition to the shuttle system, the solution includes a combination of depalletiser, 20 Pick to Light workstations, channelisers, Natrix sorters, telescope conveyors and semi-automatic roll container loading system. This entire project is interconnected by more than 2 kilometres of Inther Conveyor Equipment (ICE) conveyors. The roof will be raised by 7 metres to realise this totally automated warehouse. The entire operation will be controlled by Inther LC platform, the Warehouse Execution System that links all functions in the warehouse and thus supports all warehouse processes, from goods received to outbound shipments.

The system is scheduled to be fully operational by the end of 2022.

Zeeman warehouse manager Bernard Smedema, says: “Over the past period I got to know Inther as a pragmatic company who is not only able to offer excellent price/quality ratio but is also able to understand the ‘why’ of our logistics challenges. Extensive technological knowledge combined with competence to design based on our business needs resulted in a design enabling Zeeman to facilitate further growth of its logistics operations.”

For more information, visit www.inthergroup.com