Axiom Telecom builds robot-based warehouse
06 October 2019
Swisslog delivered the system for the retail and e-commerce operations of Axiom Telecom in the UAE.
Swisslog automation solutions has enabled Axiom Telecom to reduce total cost ownership, fulfil a greater number of deliveries and adapt to seasonal peaks with the design and implementation of a new Dubai-based automated warehouse facility based on AutoStore.
The move to a new facility was part of Axiom’s overall vision to continue to meet the changing customer demands, while driving down Cost Per Unit. In reviewing its options, Axiom selected Swisslog’s AutoStore solution to deliver a higher level of automation compared to its conventional warehousing system. The solution deployed was designed to fulfill Axiom’s requirement of 25,000 deliveries and provided a compelling total cost of ownership.
The new warehouse located at Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) includes a range of pioneering distribution solutions that will give Axiom enhanced operational flexibility and efficiency with less manpower.
Modular robotic solution
As a leader in robotic, data driven and flexible automated solutions, Swisslog is dedicated to helping companies improve the efficiency, productivity and cost effectiveness of their intralogistics operations.
The Swisslog AutoStore solution consists of an automated storage and picking system AutoStore, motorised lights goods conveyor QuickMove and SynQ Warehouse Management Software. AutoStore is an innovative automated material handling solution that uses robots on top of an aluminium grid system to store and locate goods, efficiently delivering them to pick stations for processing.
For Axiom, the AutoStore system will consist of nine robots and five picking stations, providing storage space for 12,500 bins. Ten gravity shipping lanes ensure efficient order consolidation for both store and home delivery.
Alain Kaddoum, general manager of Swisslog Middle East, is proud to work with Axiom to optimise space storage and speed up the order handling and dispatch for their e-commerce and retail operations. This completion of Axiom’s new facility confirms Swisslog's leading position in logistics automation and increases Swisslog's footprint in the region to more than a dozen of major automated projects in just four years.
Kaddoum commented, “Swisslog is uniquely well-placed to deliver the technology convergence and deep integration necessary to facilitate omni-channel, multi-modal movements across the supply chain — of which warehousing is a critical component. The recent installation is a testament to our dedication to innovation and has helped Axiom deliver an efficient and accurate service for its customers.”
Eight AutoStore projects already live in the Middle East
Kaddoum concludes: “Our first Swisslog AutoStore solution went live in the region in June 2016, with number increasing to eight in just three years. The project for Axiom demonstrates the ongoing success of AutoStore in the region. At Swisslog, we tailor every warehouse solution to meet the needs of our customers. Our team of experts delivers warehouse management software solutions to provide facilities with the best inventory control and faster picking times.”