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SSI Schaefer, to supply Lexon UK Ltd with a fully automated picking system

Widely regarded as the country’s leading short-line pharmaceutical wholesaler, Lexon UK wanted to significantly boost productivity levels and customer service standards at its existing warehouse.

After weighing up the competition, it was clear to Lexon UK that SSI Schaefer could offer a storage and distribution solution that would deliver on all levels in terms of; overall project management, design, planning and installation, the use of leading, cutting-edge technology, service maintenance and support, picking efficiency, space optimisation and value for money – and the decision was made.

Anup Sodha, Managing Director, Lexon UK, said: "I am excited to be working with SSI Schaefer on such an important development project for Lexon UK – once the new picking system is installed we will be leading the UK pharmaceutical industry into a new era where automation is key to any successful warehouse and distribution facility."

Mike Alibone, Business Development Manager, SSI Schaefer, said: "SSI Schaefer has been delivering storage and distribution solutions to the pharmaceutical industry for a number of years and we are delighted to be working for Lexon UK to deliver an innovative automated picking solution that will see productivity levels go from strength to strength resulting in improved customer service confidence."

SSI Schaefer will start on site in Feb 2010 and following a few alterations within the existing distribution centre to accommodate the central conveyor system, A-frame automatic picking system, new shelving and a mezzanine floor for optimum space utilisation. The new automated picking system is expected to be up and running in just 6 weeks.

www.ssi-schaefer.co.uk

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