Swisslog’s AutoStore to boost space efficiency at Asda
Buchs/Aarau, 16 May 2012
a global provider of integrated logistics solutions, has agreed a contract with supermarket chain Asda,
to deliver an automated goods-to-man materials handling solution called AutoStore.
AutoStore, an intelligent storage and retrieval system for small case lines, will be used to handle a range of Asda products in a more space efficient and productive way than its current operation, whilst providing flexibility for future expansion.
Asda is the second largest supermarket chain in the UK, holding around 17.9 % market share and, as part of American retail giant Wal-Mart, belongs to the world’s largest retail group. With over 550 stores across the UK, selling more than 35 000 products including groceries, clothing, household goods and electronics, Asda is a leading proponent of warehousing innovation.
Ant Everett, Head of Network Development for Asda Distribution, commented: “We have been looking at a number of ways to improve the use of space within our existing distribution centres. Asda is very excited about the emergence of this innovative technology that will transform the way in which we handle small-case products.
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is a global provider
of integrated logistics solutions with a focus on the retail, food & beverage, pharma, and healthcare
industries. The services portfolio encompasses the realization of complex distribution centers and warehouses
as well as automated logistics solutions for hospitals, including the implementation of Swisslog's own
software and technology.
Swisslog’s solutions optimize customers’ production, logistics and distribution processes in order to increase flexibility, responsiveness and quality of service while minimizing logistics’ costs. With years of experience in the development and implementation of integrated logistics solutions, Swisslog provides the expertise on which customers in more than 50 countries around the world rely.
Headquartered in Buchs/Aarau, Switzerland, Swisslog currently employs over 2000 staff in 20 countries worldwide. The group’s parent company, Swisslog Holding AG, is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (security number: 1232462, Telekurs: SLOG, Reuters: SLOG.S).
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