Varner is one of Scandinavia’s leading textile companies, with close to 11,000 employees. Their 1,500 stores are represented in eight countries: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Poland, Germany and Austria. Varner has invested in an automated high-bay warehouse for improved efficiency and sustainable future growth.

Movie: Automated warehouse solution at Varner in Sweden.

A future-proof and state-of-the-art solution

The facility in Vänersborg is both a central warehouse and a competence center that brings together the Group‘s personnel within logistics and supply chain management.

The entire facility is built to be able to be expanded in a cost-effective manner.

High-bay warehouse at Varner's central distribution center in Sweden.

Flexible, cost efficient and green

Varner‘s new distribution center is a complete solution that handles today‘s demands for omni-channel; in other words, supply chain operations on the customer‘s terms, whether they buy in the store or online. Therefore, there is a specific area of the new central warehouse dedicated to the growing e-commerce business, which for the most part, is fully automated.


Internally we have had the goal to build ‘the worlds best warehouse’ in order to challenge ourselves during the project and after. During the work, I have noticed that the actual process and the cooperation has worked extremely well. We have obtained a flexible, costeffective, ergonomic and green solution.

Anders Eriksson, Logistics Director at Varner

Världens bästa lager

Bob Trebilcock, redaktör Modern Materials Handling, kallar det en av de mest automatiserade och flexibla distributionscentralerna som han någonsin har sett. I MMH:s senaste utgåva berättar Varner om samarbetet med Swisslog, hur de tillsammans designade och byggde en av de mest automatiserade omnikanalslösningarna för detaljhandeln.