Automated materials handling solutions specialist TGW Logistics has completed the automated warehousing solution for the Ministry of Defence’s new logistics hub, which has been officially opened alongside MoD Donnington near Telford by Defence Minister Harriet Baldwin.

Completed on time and within budget, the £83 million Defence Fulfilment Centre is an 80,000 square metre state-of-the-art facility consisting of two warehouses and a support building. It will store food, clothing, spare parts, general supplies and medical supplies for the UK armed forces. Streamlining the incumbent supply chain operation is expected to generate £500 million in savings by 2028.

The facility is managed by Kuehne + Nagel on behalf of Team Leidos, and includes a TGW automated tote storage and retrieval system with goods-toperson picking, which provides a picking rate of more than 1,000 items an hour.

TGW’s Account Director, Noel Blake said: “We are delighted to work with Kuehne + Nagel and Team Leidos, and to have been involved in the development of a facility that will help to ensure our armed forces receive the equipment and supplies they need, wherever and whenever they are needed.”

TGW Logistics Group is a global leading systems provider of highly dynamic, automated and turnkey logistics solutions. Since 1969 the company has been implementing different internal logistics solutions, from small material handling applications to complex logistics centres.