Medline selects Swisslog for Advanced Order Fulfillment and Storage System

Buchs/Aarau, 23 February 2012

Buchs/Aarau, 23 February 2012

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Newport News, VA; Feb 7, 2012 – Medline Industries Inc. has commissioned Swisslog to install a state-of-the-art order fulfillment and storage systems, into one of their distribution centers. Swisslog will provide its AutoStore Goods-to- Person (G.t.P.) solution, which will be fully integrated into the existing facility by year end 2012.

Medline, the largest privately held medical supplier in the United States, manufactures and distributes over 125,000 medical and surgical products to healthcare institutions and retail markets from a network of 30 distribution centers. The AutoStore solution will increase both storage capability and throughput within an existing distribution facility. AutoStore is comprised of bins stacked on top of each other for inventory storage integrated with a robotic solution for goods-to-person (G.t.P.) picking, providing over 1000 order lines per hour with only three pickers and the densest solution possible. This project represents the first rollout of what will be implemented at multiple locations.

“We are very proud to receive this commitment for our AutoStore solution from a company with an outstanding reputation such as Medline” comments Markus Schmidt, SVP of Swisslog. “This confirms our opinion that AutoStore will transform the Goods to Person solution landscape through a combination of outstanding storage density, performance, efficiency and sustainability. Medline is the 24th company to select the AutoStore solution for their order fulfillment and storage requirements.”

Swisslog Logistics, Inc.
Markus Schmidt
Senior Vice President
Tel.: 757-820-3616

About Swisslog

Swisslog 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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