The position of Dürkopp Fördertechnik as European and UK market leaders in warehouse E- Commerce automation and sortation has been reinforced at the 2018 Logistics Awards where the company helped Sainsbury’s win the category for new facilities over 150,000 sq. ft.
Durkopp’s Rolladapter and Pocket Sorter systems were installed in Sainsbury’s main UK distribution centre at Bedford where the firm put in some 400,000 sq.ft. of multilevel storage. Now complete, the new system is capable of sending up to 3.3 million garments per week to both, online customers and stores in perfect order sequence. Goods on hangers are processed on the Rolladapter, while the Pocket Sorter handles flat goods.
Sainsbury’s identified a build sequence that allowed for the installation of 400,000 sq. ft. of multileveled storage, a major mezzanine floor installation and the installation of three new sorters, pack benches, induction stations and associated equipment whilst working around the existing operation.
Once the storage was in, combined teams from both Dürkopp and Sainsbury’s then commenced work on installing the three new hybrid adapter/pocket sorters.
Annette Sommer, UK General Manager for Dürkopp Fördertechnik, said: “I am delighted we were involved with this ground-breaking project, and winning a leading industry award against strong competition is an added bonus.”
The integration of Dürkopp Fördertechnik into the Knapp Group has also enabled the business to offer a complete integrated package of automation with the Knapp OSR and other cutting edge Knapp products.
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