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Swisslog secures order to implement CarryPick goods-to-person automation for Waytek, a leading distributor of electrical components

Swisslog Logistics Automation, leading provider of best-in-class warehouse automation and software, will implement CarryPick for Waytek’s Chanhassen, Minnesota distribution center. Since 1970, Waytek has been supplying high quality electrical parts to manufacturers of wire harnesses and mobile equipment, including: trucks, trailers, ag equipment, construction equipment, emergency vehicles, boats and more.

Waytek’s vast array of components includes circuit protection, automotive wire, terminals and connectors, switches, battery management and termination, lights, relays and switches, and many others.

Swisslog’s CarryPick solution is a mobile system for flexible, scalable order fulfillment. CarryPick’s mobile robots continuously supply workstations with mobile racks. This flexible new approach to automation supports different sizes and weights of products, provides the ability to add racks and robots quickly as storage volume increases, and enables equipment to be easily moved from one warehouse to another. The goods-to-person solution is orchestrated by Swisslog’s SynQ warehouse management software.

According to Waytek’s Mike Larson, co-owner and COO, “With our mission to provide an exceptional customer experience, it's our job to make sourcing electrical parts extremely easy, and we believe Swisslog’s CarryPick automated solution will make it even easier. At Waytek, we are specialists who work hard to meet our customer needs, or as we put it - Wired to Serve.”

Markus Schmidt, President Swisslog Logistics Automation Americas, commented, “Swisslog is committed to helping our customers save on inventory and order fulfillment costs. Waytek is accessing a wide variety of electrical components from manufacturers known for premier quality. Their huge inventory of electrical components runs deep, and we will make certain that inventory is efficiently stored and presented for picking and always ready to ship. Many business-to-business distribution companies like Waytek are rapidly adopting goods-to-person automation and turning to Swisslog because of our unique automated systems, choice of technologies and software, as well as our vast experience implementing and supporting those systems.”