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.
/ Aarau, 30th June 2010 – AVNET Logistics, an AVNET Inc.
company, the world’s largest
distributor of semiconductor,
interconnect, passive, electromechanical and electronic
components, has decided to implement the AutoStore system by
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.
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.
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.”
initial operation is planned in February 2011.
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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
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.
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.