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Swisslog wins two contracts for AutoStore projects in Switzerland

Swisslog, a member of the Kuka Group, has strengthened its position as the leading integrator in the AutoStore field with two new contracts totalling 10 m euro.

In addition to an order from Winterhalter + Fenner AG, a leading Swiss electrical goods wholesaler, the company has also secured its next contract from Competec Logistik AG, a group of companies from Switzerland specialising in trade and logistics.

The order from Winterhalter + Fenner, a member of the Sonepar-Suisse Group and a global leader in B2B electrical goods wholesale, is for the planning and implementation of an AutoStore system in Wallisellen near Zürich.

This new project is another step towards networked logistics. The system will be able to accommodate around 55,000 containers.

Additionally, 70 autonomous robots will position the stock items optimally as part of a continuous, software-controlled stock transfer process.

The Swiss-based Competec Group has also tasked Swisslog with the installation of the fully automated AutoStore storage and picking system.

The facility will be built in Willisau near Lucerne. It will be the third time that Swisslog has carried out an AutoStore project for Competec.