Rhenus Contract Logistics uses Autostore at Tilberg DC

Rhenus Contract Logistics has introduced a robot storage system called Autostore at the new 60,000 square metre distribution centre at Tilberg in the Netherlands.

Autostore is a robotic system that runs on an aluminium grid. Robots stack bins in the storage grid, as well as move goods fro delivery to the order picking systems. The system gets rid of the need of aisles, allowing for a greater density of goods to be stored and picked.

The Rhenus Contract Logistics Autostore system is provided by Swisslog and has a 1,000 square metre surface area. It is equipped with 21,000 containers, 19 robots, two infeed and three order picking ports.

The company said the robotic system would enable it to serve more customers. “The AutoStore system assists in further improving the accuracy of its ordering picking and in fulfilling the customers’ growth needs through optimization of continuity and quality,” it said in a statement.

Site Manager Willem Boersbroek said: “The introduction of the AutoStore system enables us to work even more efficiently, and this choice is also good for both our growth strategy and that of our customers.”

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