Fashion group Lindex awards Swisslog larger order
Buchs/Aarau, 1 November 2006 – The Scandinavian fashion group Lindex has commissioned the logistics company Swisslog to design and equip its new distribution center at group headquarters in Göteborg.
Lindex, one of the leading suppliers of women's and children's wear in northern Europe, has raised its number of outlets to 350 in just a couple of years. To accommodate the increased volumes as well as logistics demands on its way to continued expansion, Lindex has awarded Swisslog a contract to design and equip a new automated distribution centre. "We are proud to have been chosen by such a successful company to support it in its growth strategy", Charles Teissonnière, President of Swisslog's Warehouse & Distributions Solutions Division, comments on the first order from Lindex. The new distribution center, which will be set up at the company's Göteborg site, will allow Lindex to manage, pick and operate the entire flow of goods.
Swisslog will be in charge of ensuring that Lindex' logistics are more time and cost efficient and that orders are processed in a more individual and timely way. To achieve this goal, Swisslog will implement its software products WarehouseManager™ and AutomationManager™ that will be customized for the client's specific needs. The new facility is based on a combined operation system, which includes both automatic and manual work processes. The picking warehouse is serviced by four cranes while the cross-dock area is built around an intelligent conveyor-based pick solution. Swisslog will also implement an automatic labeling and palletizing system.
Swisslog is a global provider of integrated logistics solutions for warehouses, distribution centres and hospitals. Its comprehensive services portfolio ranges from building complex warehouses and distribution centres to implementing Swisslog's own software. In addition Swisslog provides intra-company logistics solutions for hospitals as well as software and consulting services in the field of supply chain management
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 that customers in more than 50 countries around the world rely on.
Headquartered in Buchs/Aarau, Switzerland, Swisslog currently employs around 1 850 staff in 20 countries worldwide. The group's parent company, Swisslog Holding AG, is listed on SWX Swiss Exchange (security number: 1232462, Telekurs: SLOG, Reuters: SLOG.S). For more information, visit www.swisslog.com.
Since the first store was opened in Alingsås in 1954 Lindex has grown significantly. With 350 stores in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, Estonia and Latvia, Lindex is now one of the leading fashion chains in northern Europe.
The Lindex business concept is to always offer women inspiring, value-for-money fashion. Lindex inspires women and their children with its co-ordinated fashion. Lindex offers a range that all women can afford always with the right quality and fit. The range includes a variety of concepts in lingerie, women's wear, children's wear and cosmetics.
The Lindex headoffice is in Gothenburg. The number of employees in 2005 was approximately 3,000. Since 1995 the Lindex share has been listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. For more information, visit www.lindex.com.