Swisslog has been awarded a major order by TJ Morris, trading as Home Bargains, one of the United Kingdom’s fastest growing discount retailers. Swisslog will act as general contractor for the materials handling elements of a new distribution center. With this order Swisslog strengthens its position as a leading provider of automated intralogistics solutions for the retail industry.
TJ Morris Ltd., trading as Home Bargains, is one of the United Kingdom’s fastest growing discount retailers, offering a wide range of products and brands. The company has over 280 stores throughout the UK and plans to expand to over 700 within the next five years. A new distribution center that will handle the increased volume and also facilitate distribution in Southern England is soon to be constructed.
First UK site with Swisslog’s CaddyPick
Swisslog will act as general contractor for the materials handling elements of this new distribution center. The order comprises pallet and light goods cranes and conveyors, including software, and racking. At the heart of the solution lies Swisslog’s CaddyPick semi-automated case order-picking system. The integration of CaddyPick will revolutionize the working environment for TJ Morris, offering simplicity of picking and a clean, quiet atmosphere for operators. The integration is due to start on-site in mid-2014 and be completed in 2015.
Convincing solution design
Swisslog is proud to enter into this new partnership with TJ Morris. "Swisslog’s innovative solution design convinced us", says Joe Morris. "It was the decisive factor for us to engage Swisslog for this important growth project."