Swisslog awarded larger order by UK’s Quinn Radiators
Buchs/Aarau, 21 November 2006 – Quinn Radiators, one of the leading producers of radiators in Europe, has commissioned the logistics company Swisslog to design and implement an automated high bay warehouse at the company’s new production site in Newport, South Wales. The order amounts to MCHF 25.
The largest manufacturer of domestic and specification radiators in the UK is currently creating in Newport what will be the most modern and efficient production facility worldwide. Swisslog will provide Quinn Radiators with a new high bay warehouse for this facility whose expected output capacity will be 4 million radiators per year. Swisslog was chosen because “we sought a partner to provide a turnkey package of an automated high bay warehouse together with fully integrated, automatic order picking equipment”, says Ciarán Doherty, Operations Manager at Quinn Radiators. “Swisslog’s very professional approach enabled them to present us with a solution that catered for all our storage, picking, warehouse management software, empty pallet handling and dispatch needs.”
The new facility encompasses six stacker cranes able to serve 41,000 pallet locations and a conveyor system to transport the pallets. Three gantry robots, each equipped with magnetic heads, will be used for the picking of single radiators to order. Swisslog will implement its software products WarehouseManager™ and AutomationManager™ to run and monitor the solution. “Quinn Radiators operates in a very competitive market and this important project will further our aim to provide the best supply chain solution to all of our customers”, Doherty notes. The handover of the complete system is scheduled for December 2007.
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.
About Quinn Radiators
QUINN radiators is one of Europe’s leading producers of domestic and specification radiators with production facilities in Ireland, the UK and Belgium.
The production facility in Leigh in the UK produces the ‘roundtop’ range whilst the production facility in Grobbendonk, Belgium, produces the ‘compact’ range. The division’s interest in the specification radiator market is represented through the Merriott brand based in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland. In 2005, work commenced on a new radiator production facility in Newport, South Wales. This major investment will create the most modern and efficient radiator plant in the world, with an expected output capacity of 4 million radiators per annum.
For more information visit www.quinn-radiators.co.uk