Asda AutoStore open
18 June 2013
The UK’s largest AutoStore installation has officially opened at the Asda Integrated Distribution Centre (IDC), Lutterworth.
Designed, developed and delivered by Swisslog, a global provider of integrated logistics solutions, the automated goods-to-man materials handling solution was declared open by Asda Retail Director, Mark Ibbotson together with Asda Logistics Services Director, Ian Stansfield, Swisslog SVP of EMEA Andrew Manship and Swisslog UK MD James Sharples.
In a competitive retail environment, AutoStore provides an intelligent storage and retrieval system for small case lines that allows Asda Logistics Services (ALS) to handle a wide range of products in a more space efficient and productive way than before.
Asda Logistics Services has invested in a multimillion pound AutoStore installation, allowing colleagues to pick at twice the rate of the existing process with a 99.8% accuracy using a design concept that is simple yet elegant, providing flexibility for future expansion to the business to consumer market.