Swisslog’s AutoStore takes centre stage at IMHX
29 January 2013
Automated materials handling experts, Swisslog, are set to present a masterclass in complex project management and full service solutions when they exhibit at IMHX.
The NEC exhibition will be AutoStore’s first public outing in the UK. A highly flexible, space-saving concept for storing and picking single items and small parts, AutoStore’s capabilities has already excited major retailers, with the likes of Ocado and Asda signing up to the first UK installations.
Swisslog’s IMHX stand will give visitors the opportunity to see the modular system in action thanks to a specially commissioned pick station that will deliver visitors a complimentary beverage. Reflecting its ability to provide materials handling solutions for every requirement, visitors will also be able to view the popular SmartCarrier storage and transport solution for totes and trays, live on the Swisslog booth.
"At Swisslog we have a fairly straightforward approach to what can be seen as a complex issue,” explains James Sharples, Head of Sales & Consultancy. "We eliminate risk and inefficiencies for customers when delivering new or adapted automated warehouse solutions, but it takes the type of face-to-face opportunities that shows like IMHX offers, to really demonstrate this in more definitive terms.”
Swisslog is rightly proud of its successes to date, particularly in the food and beverage, retail and pharmaceutical industries. But it not only has an excellent range of solutions for materials handling requirements, it also has considerable expertise in the planning and implementation of entire distribution centres including architecture and construction aspects, all aimed at ensuring the complete facility is perfectly aligned and optimally utilized.
James believes the exhibition provides the perfect platform for showcasing Swisslog’s state-of-the-art products, whilst enhancing brand awareness with both existing and potential customers: "These are ideal surroundings for us to demonstrate to our users exactly how we develop our products and services. We work under the motto ‘Design, Deliver, Develop’ and believe events like these are essential for us to get a real understanding of the qualities our customers want in their logistics systems. The overall goal is the continued success of both their business and ours.”
Swisslog will appear in Hall 18, Stand M130.