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Knapp selects Davicon for 45 Million distribution centre

KNAPP Logistics and Automation, the Austrian-owned handling supplier appointed to supply the automated logistics system for John Lewis' new £45 million distribution centre in Milton Keynes, has selected Davicon as its principal mezzanine floor contractor.

Davicon was awarded the job after a competitive tender, and was chosen for its track record and technical ability to provide the floor which will link into John Lewis' order picking system once the distribution centre is operational in 2009.

The company will start on site mid 2007 to construct a 9,000 sq m floor over four different levels, finishing at the end of 2007. It will play a key part in Knapp's ability to provide a goods-to-man order picking system for the 45,000 sq m distribution centre. The mezzanine will support vertical and horizontal conveyors to handle the small product line items focused on by the centre.

Commenting on the appointment of Davicon, KNAPP Logistics and Automation said, “The distribution centre will play a key role in supporting John Lewis expansion plans over the next ten years, maximising availability of stock for its stores and issuing on demand. More than two years of planning and detailed design work has already gone into this complex project, so it was essential our choice of supplier was the right one, which we believe we have in Davicon.

“With more than 25 years industry experience, Davicon is the UK's leading manufacturer of mezzanine floors. Its detailed design for the floor fits in well with our automated storage and order fulfilment system, with the flexibility to expand or alter it to meet the future needs of the customer.”

Davicon will manufacture the floor to order from its dedicated mezzanine production facility in the West Midlands, giving them complete control of the process and guaranteeing high quality.

Davicon is the recognised brand leader for quality mezzanine floors and sells to end customers exclusively through a professional network of Partners and Distributors. www.davicon.com.
Tel: 01384 267024.

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