Swisslog provides data-driven automation and software-powered integration of advanced warehouse technologies for IKEA Supply Malaysia, Inter IKEA Group
20 February 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, February 13, 2020– Leading logistics automation specialist Swisslog, member of the KUKA Group, has recently received a major order from IKEA Supply (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd. Located at Pulai Indah in Selangor, the Distribution Center run by Inter IKEA will be its largest regional distribution center in the Asia Pacific region. In addition to its proximity to all stores in the Southeast Asian region, the location is well-known for its well-developed infrastructure. In partnership with Swisslog, the 95,000-square metre center will be equipped with an estimated storage capacity of 192,800 cubic meters with Vectura pallet stacker cranes and Swisslog’s SynQ warehouse management system (WMS) software.
Inter IKEA has selected Swisslog Malaysia for its local experience in implementing pallet warehouse solutions for major projects, unparallel industry software expertise, and strong global reputation. Swisslog Vectura cranes have benefited from 50 years of continuous improvement and set the standard for innovative design in pallet stacker cranes for high bay warehouses. Due to its innovative and modular design, customers can store pallets more efficiently and cost effectively. With the addition of SynQ warehouse management and warehouse execution software, Swisslog will deliver a fully integrated, end-to-end material handling automation solution for Inter IKEA.
Swisslog’s SynQ provides the platform for the Malaysian IKEA distribution centre, orchestrating the interaction of individual robotics, warehouse technologies and people to provide highly effective order fulfilment processes. By integrating intelligence into the operations and synchronizing the performance of both automated and manual warehouse equipment, businesses can expect greater improvements in workflow efficiency and productivity.
According to Dr. Christian Baur, CEO of Swisslog Logistics Automation, “I am proud that Inter IKEA and IKEA Supply Malaysia is trusting Swisslog with this major project. We place immense focus on supporting our customers to meet their business goals. With our capabilities in covering the entire automation value chain with robotic and data-driven automated solutions that create exceptional value for businesses, we are convinced that we will continue to meet the long-term demands of IKEA and we look forward to building on this relationship.”
“Another reason that we selected Swisslog as our automation partner is their advancements in data-driven automation solutions. The modular architecture of their intelligent SynQ software will help transform our data into actionable intelligence in order to support us in analyzing and optimizing our warehouse performance. When this project is completed, IKEA Supply Malaysia will become the digital hub of advanced, automated intralogistics in this region,” says Mr. Antonio Machado, Project Manager at IKEA Supply Malaysia.
In addition to providing superior advanced technology, Swisslog values its client relationships and is committed to providing a full range of customer service and support, including a 24/7 service support, a local team on standby, as well as training courses for users. Backed by the global SynQ Competence Center, Swisslog’s central product development department, Malaysia can leverage its own regional software organization to ensure successful implementation.
About Swisslog – Swisslog collaborates with forward-thinking companies to optimize the performance of their logistics automation. As part of the KUKA Group, we have more than 14,000 passionate employees worldwide. Swisslog is known for delivering renowned technology, reliable solutions and world-class service. Our customers trust the expertise and dedication of our people to transform the future of intralogistics with innovative robotic, data-driven and flexible automated solutions.