Asmet Automates With TGW
One of Poland's leading wholesalers and manufacturers of special fasteners – Asmet Sp. z.o.o Sp.k. – has awarded TGW with a logistics consultation and the erection of a new automated logistics centre in Moszna-Parcela, near Warsaw.
The project will be realised by the end of March 2020.
With the installation of the new automated distribution centre, the Polish hidden champion intends to increase the level of customer service and storage capacity for further global growth, particularly.
In addition to a significant reduction of order fulfilment times, from up to four hours to only 30-60 minutes, the last order intake can be shifted from noon to 3pm.
Additionally, the use of automation will counteract the labour shortage that is prevalent in the Warsaw region.
Highly Dynamic Solution
The order includes the construction of a new automated DC based on a shuttle system, the integration of multifunctional workstations for order-picking and -packing, as well as the creation of spacious zones for in- and outbound, and an empty tote buffer.
The core of the new logistics solution is a partially equipped three-aisle shuttle system, with a total of 60,000 storage locations for totes.
As a goods-to-person system, the 32-level shuttle ensures much greater efficiency than the manual order-picking that Asmet had previously practised.
The highly dynamic system permits the storage of source totes, a sequenced supply to the automated picking stations for Kanban and remaining orders, as well as the buffering of picked customer orders.
'Flexibility And Service'
Markus Augeneder, CEO of Central Europe at TGW systems integration, said, "For the customer, the new solution offers much more flexibility and service. Firstly, out of an assortment of 80,000 items, an average of more than 1,000 orders will be picked each day, six days of the week, and sent to customers worldwide.
"This corresponds to an increase of the order lines by the factor five. Secondly, a later order dispatch and shorter order fulfilment times permit a better consolidation of individual orders, considerably reducing the number of packages and shipping costs," added Augeneder.
The service contract with Asmet includes TGW’s proven inspection and maintenance services, as well as hotline support on six working days.
The contract period is two years, with an option for renewal for another 24 months.
Both the service package and the proven low-maintenance TGW technology ensure high availability and operational safety. Therefore, Asmet is well positioned for the future.
Largest Single Investment In The History Of Asmet
Andrzej Sajnaga, owner and CEO of Asmet Group, said, "The new automated logistics centre is the largest single investment in our history. In the planning phase, we compared several providers. The qualified consultancy and solution of TGW's international team convinced us right away.
"However, the decisive factor was: we did not just look for a supplier. Equal values with [the] management and team, as well as a trustworthy relationship, are important to us. I believe that TGW will be a long-term, strategic and fundamental partner for us," Sajnaga added.
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