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TGW to facilitate warehouse consolidation

03 May 2013

Automated warehouse solution provider TGW Logistics is equipping one of Europe’s leading mail-order retailers with an extensive materials handling solution at its logistics centre at its headquarters in Weiden, Germany.

Specialising in the distance selling of clothing and home textiles to the over 50s, the Witt Group distributes 350 million catalogues annually to customers in eleven European countries. 

Currently the goods-in area is not situated at the Group’s headquarters and storage locations are spread across four sites, which incurs additional handling and transportation costs. 

To increase efficiency and accommodate growing order volumes and product lines, the Witt Group opted to consolidate these functions under one roof by modernising its logistics centre in Weiden. The third phase of this project will be the implementation of a new automated warehouse. 

TGW worked with Witt’s logistics team to design an extensive, one-stop materials handling solution. The core element of the new installation will be an automated high bay racking area with over 30 aisles and more than 450,000 carton storage locations. Extensive conveyor equipment will transport the cartons to TGW’s ergonomically designed employee workstations.

The modular system that TGW has designed meets the immediate requirements of the Witt Group, with the flexibility to accommodate the changing demands of the business over time.