AutoStore, the space-saving automated storage and retrieval system powered by Swisslog, is enjoying unprecedented adoption globally.
Swisslog has now sold more than 130 projects worldwide, making the company the number one AutoStore integrator.
The global explosion in the growth of e-commerce in both the business-to-consumer and business-to-business segments has led to increased demand for more scalable, modular solutions to meet rapidly changing customer demands.
AutoStore, a cube-based system, has revolutionised e-commerce fulfilment and small item order picking, says Swisslog. The scalable system can be deployed relatively quickly in almost any warehouse environment, providing improvements in space utilisation and productivity compared to traditional shelf-based storage, it adds.
CEO of Swisslog Logistics Automation, Dr, Chris Baur, said: “I am proud we have such a strong relationship with AutoStore, and have the freedom to develop our own solutions to increase efficiency for our customers even further.
“We believe that AutoStore provides exceptional customer value, and we are looking forward to continuing to deliver exciting automated projects based on this scalable, modular solution.”
Swisslog was one of the first AutoStore integrators, with the partnership beginning in 2009. The first installation went live in Munich, Germany at a new logistics centre for AVNET, a distributor of electrical components. More customers, such as Competec Group, decided to use AutoStore and expanded the system as they were growing.
CEO of Competec Logistik AG, René Fellmann, said: “We have a solution that works. It not only makes our customers happy but also ensures maximum profitability. It’s very likely that we will continue to expand in the future. The Swisslog e-commerce solution allows us to efficiently meet our challenges, and we are extremely satisfied with our system.”
Today, Swisslog has sold more than 130 AutoStore projects in 19 countries and installed almost 124. The company has implemented both the world’s largest AutoStore system with 361,000 storage bins and the world’s smallest, with 1,000 bins.