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New Distribution Centre Solution for Sainsbury’s

SSI Schaefer, the market leader in the provision of Automated Supply Chain Solutions has signed a contract to deliver a new National Distribution Centre for leading UK Retailer, Sainsbury’s.

It is proposed that the National Distribution Centre at Crick, Northamptonshire will hold Sainsbury’s entire General Merchandise range and have the capacity to store 220,000 pallets when full. The site will service over 550 stores nationally every day delivering 2.4 million units per week when at full capacity.

The Schaefer system consists of an automated high-bay, double deep pallet storage system which feeds product to picking areas via a combination of inverted monorail and pallet conveyor. The whole process is controlled by a Schaefer bespoke Warehouse Control System which is fully integrated with Sainsbury’s own JDA Warehouse Management System.

James Osborn, Strategy Manager for Sainsbury’s said "We are proud to be working with SSI Schaefer on this exciting project for our business. Our customers expect us to choose partners which represent our own values as an organisation and we believe that SSI Schaefer do just this"

Jaap Vos, UK Managing Director for SSI Schaefer, commented "We are delighted to be working on this project as a partner to Sainsbury’s. There are many parallels between our two companies, we both believe passionately in creating a great place to work where we aim to inspire our colleagues to make a difference to the company, add value to our customers and behave responsibly towards the environment".

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