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Swisslog to install ‘highly automated’ warehouse for Jaycar Electronics

Swisslog is to install a purpose-built, high-tech, highly automated storage, handling and picking solution for Jaycar Electronics.

Jaycar, an electronics retailer and e-tailer, says it is investing in the advanced warehouse in Sydney so it can deliver the efficiency and performance needed to drive its growing business into the future.

Logistics automation specialists, Swisslog, has been chosen to provide the highly automated storage, handling and picking solution at the core of the new-build site.

Jaycar Electronics is a leading Australian and New Zealand retailer of electronic components and related products for electronics enthusiasts, with a network of over 300 stores and stockists.

Graeme Faulkner, chief operating officer for Jaycar Electronics Group, says: “We picked Swisslog to provide the most efficient warehouse operation, with high capacity that is easily expandable to support short- and long-term business growth.

“The state-of-the-art logistics fit-out will be a game changer in terms of our cost to distribute to shops and customers.”

The new 25.5 m high, 21,595 sq m distribution centre in Eastern Creek, Sydney is designed so goods-to-person picking will be carried out by merchandise area for store friendliness, delivering efficiencies across the business.

Capacity in order lines per hour will be well above Jaycar’s existing manual operation.

Graeme Faulkner says: “The functional design is an Australian first, incorporating a 20,000 pallet capacity multi-deep automated pallet store with a fully automated 24,000 tote and carton goods-to-person picking system.

“The facility also has the capacity to accommodate phase two’s expansion plans.”