TGW completes fully automated distribution centre for Swiss home electronics giant

Automated materials handling solutions specialist TGW Logistics has completed a fully automated distribution centre for Interdiscount at the home electronics giant’s headquarters in Jegenstorf, Switzerland.

With 1,800 employees, Interdiscount sells a wide range of electronic products online and in over 180 store locations. The company, part of the Coop Group, required the integrated cross-channel supply chain solution to enable it to substantially expand its product range to 260,000 different items on the online retail platform of sister company Microspot.ch.

The new 22,000 m2 shuttle warehouse is supplied via a passage link from the existing high rack warehouse. The new facility has six 80-metre aisles, 126 Stingray shuttles and 65,700 rack spaces, allowing up to 4,200 container movements per hour. The shuttles deliver to six goods-to-person PickCentres, utilising one-source-to-one-target assignment to virtually eradicate picking errors. Upstream sequencing provides the flexibility required for changing order structures.