French retail giant E.Leclerc has signed a contract with Vanderlande for the delivery of an automated case-picking solution – STOREPICK – at its distribution centre in Scadif in the southeast of Paris.
A three-year services contract has also been signed and the project is expected to be completed by early 2022.
The agreement follows the successful implementation of a similar system at another E.Leclerc distribution centre in Socamaine, near the city of Le Mans in France.
The system was handed over for live operations in the summer of 2018.
Vanderlande’s STOREPICK solution comprises a range of cutting-edge equipment. Nine cranes will be used to store up to 59,000 pallets.
These will be transported to two manual, and two automated workstations in order to depalletise product cases on to trays.
Product trays will then be stored in a storage system - with 150,000 locations - using micro shuttles.
From this location, the product cases will be delivered to eight palletising stations where robots will build store-friendly pallets automatically.
“We’re proud to have signed this contract with such a well-known retailer,” said Vanderlande’s executive vice-president for warehousing and parcel, Terry Verkuijlen.
“Despite the challenges and the time it took to obtain building permits due to strict local fire and safety regulations, we used our time effectively to prepare for an efficient implementation.
“This contract also demonstrates that E.Leclerc is highly satisfied with our previous project at Socamaine. It can be fully confident of receiving another state-of-the-art solution in the form of STOREPICK.”
E.Leclerc's distribution manager in Scadif, Pierre Hazard, said, “We are delighted with the overall package that was presented to us, and Vanderlande must be commended for its perseverance with this project.
"STOREPICK is the ideal solution for our needs, not only in terms of the innovative technology involved, but also because it will help us to realise our growth strategy.”
Vanderlande is the global market leader for value-added logistic process automation at airports, and in the parcel market. The company is also a leading supplier of process automation solutions for warehouses.
Established in 1949, Vanderlande has more than 5,500 employees, all committed to moving its customers’ businesses forward at diverse locations on every continent.
With a consistently increasing turnover of more than €1.4 billion, it has established a global reputation over the past six decades as a highly reliable partner for value-added logistic process automation.
For more information visit www.vanderlande.com.
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