Texet has commissioned Swisslog to supply and implement an AutoStore solution in its warehouse in Aarschot, Belgium. The scalable system is controlled by Swisslog’s intelligent SynQ warehouse management software.
As a leading supplier of quality workwear and promotional textiles, Texet Benelux thrives well. Besides clothing, the company also offers design, customization and personalization of the products that are kept in stock in Aarschot. The unique, one-stop-shop formula proves to be very successful. Texet Benelux recently decided to expand its existing premises.
In order to further optimise the logistics process and to be able to guarantee fast and accurate delivery throughout Europe, Texet is also investing in an AutoStore system; a unique, space-saving automatic storage and retrieval system powered by Swisslog.
Flexible growth possible
The AutoStore system initially includes 30,000 storage bins, 18 robots, 6 workstations for the infeed and order picking of articles. For the time being, this is more than enough to meet Texet’s needs. However, in view of the company’s success and ongoing growth, the supplier expects to need more capacity in the future. The flexible, modular design of the Swisslog solution makes it possible to adapt and expand the system completely as desired.
The scalable goods-to-person solution is controlled by the Swisslog SynQ WMS. SynQ offers the functionalities needed to optimize warehouse processes. The flexible, cloud-enabled SynQ platform embodies intelligence and synchronizes performance. In addition, SynQ provides access to analytical tools, which make it possible to increase productivity and efficiency to unprecedented levels. For the implementation of the AutoStore solution at Texet, Swisslog can rely on unmatched knowledge and experience. Swisslog was one of the first AutoStore integrators worldwide and has sold more than 130 AutoStore projects in 19 countries since 2009.
AutoStore gains traction
With more than 130 AutoStore systems installed across a variety of industries, Swisslog has more experience configuring AutoStore than any other organization. Swisslog has also developed a broad family of proven pick station configurations for the AutoStore system and is pioneering the use of automated picking robots with AutoStore.
AutoStore consists of a modular, three-dimensional grid of selfsupporting bins that are retrieved by robots and delivered to pick stations. The robots travel across the top of the grid, working independently or collaboratively, to retrieve bins based on the orders required by pickers.
Depending on the application, bins may contain a single SKU or can be subdivided to contain multiple SKUs. AutoStore continues to gain traction in the market by delivering high-density storage, outstanding application flexibility and unrivalled reliability. Properly configuring the system to the application can make a huge difference in the ability of the system to meet objectives in the most cost-effective way.