Automated storage container system for logistics facility in PoingAVNET Logistics opts of AutoStore by Swisslog


Buchs / Aarau, 30th June 2010 – AVNET Logistics, an AVNET Inc.company, the world’s largest distributor of semiconductor,interconnect, passive, electromechanical and electronic systemscomponents, has decided to implement the AutoStore system bySwisslog. The Swiss logistics company will start constructing theautomatic small parts and container storage system in the newAVNET Logistics Facility in Poing at the end of September.

Buchs / Aarau, 30th June 2010 – AVNET Logistics, an AVNET Inc.
company, the world’s largest distributor of semiconductor,
interconnect, passive, electromechanical and electronic systems
components, has decided to implement the AutoStore system by
Swisslog. The Swiss logistics company will start constructing the
automatic small parts and container storage system in the new
AVNET Logistics Facility in Poing at the end of September.


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AVNET Logistics specializes on logistics and added-value services and as such
manages the entire component stocks for AVNET EM EMEA. The service company
decided to build a new distribution center in Poing near Munich in order to optimize
their logistics processes. The core of this facility is the Swisslog AutoStore System.
In the first stage of expansion the automated bin container system covering an
area of 1,100 m2 will comprise some 45,000 containers which are stacked in a selfsupporting
modular aluminium grid and which can store roughly 35,000 articles. 37
robots collect the components from their respective slots and bring 680 bins per
hour directly to the 16 ports. The planned daily packaging volume is 5,000 order
items. A further 2,000 stock receipt items are also included.

Ludger Tillmann, CEO at AVNET Logistics comments: “We decided in favor of
AutoStore not just because it is highly efficient, but also because it can be adapted
perfectly into our facility here and thus further optimize our warehouse space
utilization. Another important factor for us is that capacities can be increased
without interrupting our business operations.”

The initial operation is planned in February 2011.

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Kontakt:

Swisslog AG

Monica Caruso

Leiterin Marketing Europe 1

Tel.: +41 (0)62 837 44 46

Fax: +41 (0)62 837 44 99

E-mail: monica.caruso@swisslog.com

URL: www.swisslog.com

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Dr. Kausch GmbH

Anne Broy

Tel.: +49 (0)89 321 51 869

Fax: +49 (0)89 321 51 77

Mail: anne.broy@vibrio.de

URL: www.vibrio.de



About Swisslog
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 2 000 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.

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