- December 09, 2021
Vanderlande has successfully delivered its largest project on Russian soil to date, with the installation of its first ADAPTO shuttle-based automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) for Leroy Merlin, one of Russia’s largest DIY (do it yourself) retailers.
Dec. 9, 2021 - Vanderlande has successfully delivered its largest project on Russian soil to date, with the installation of its first ADAPTO shuttle-based automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) for Leroy Merlin, one of Russia’s largest DIY (do it yourself) retailers. The system has been installed inside an innovative new regional distribution centre named "North Star." This has been constructed in the Moscow area and has the capacity to supply over 200 hypermarkets in Russia and Kazakhstan.
Leroy Merlin is part of the ADEO Group, which ranks first in Europe (and third in the world) as a supplier to DIY outlets. It has 464 stores in 12 countries, offering customers a wide range of quality products in the home, interior, building materials, repairs and garden segments. Vanderlande’s innovative ADAPTO system is facilitating Leroy Merlin’s rapid growth, with even quicker delivery of goods to hypermarkets, as well as efficiently managing the growing volume of online orders
The Vanderlande solution consists of pallet infeeds and outfeedstogether with palletising, de-palletising and clearing workstations with operator positions. Two ADAPTO modules complete the solution with a total system capacity of 7,400 trays inbound and 7,400 trays outbound per hour. A total of approximately 75,000 storage locations are integrated within the highly automated solution, which is controlled by Vanderlande’s VISION software. The new warehouse commenced operations in May 2021.
“It was a considerable challenge to launch such a significant project during the COVID-19 restrictions,” says Ivan Korotkov, Leroy Merlin, Russia supply chain leader & ADEO warehouse automation expert. “Nevertheless, we were able to overcome all difficulties and now we are ready for this latest stage in the development of our logistics.”
“I am very pleased that Leroy Merlin and Vanderlande have worked successfully together to bring this project over the line,” said Terry Verkuijlen, vice president warehouse solutions at Vanderlande. “Despite some difficulties we faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our dedication remained unabated. I am convinced that our FASTPICK solution will enable Leroy Merlin to keep growing at a rapid pace, while remaining competitive.”
Vanderlande is the global market leader for future-proof logistic process automation at airports. The company is also a leading supplier of process automation solutions for warehouses and in the parcel market.
Vanderlande’s baggage handling systems are capable of moving over 4 billion pieces of baggage around the world per year. Its systems are active in more than 600 airports including 12 of the world’s top 20. More than 52 million parcels are sorted by its systems every day, which have been installed for the world’s leading parcel companies. In addition, many of the largest global e-commerce players and retailers have confidence in Vanderlande’s efficient and reliable solutions.
The company focuses on the optimisation of its customers’ business processes and competitive positions. Through close cooperation, it strives for the improvement of their operational activities and the expansion of their logistical achievements. Vanderlande’s extensive portfolio of integrated solutions – innovative systems, intelligent software and life-cycle services–results in the realisation of fast, reliable and efficient automation technology.
Established in 1949, Vanderlande has more than 7,500 employees, all committed to moving its customers’ businesses forward at diverse locations on every continent. With a consistently increasing turnover of 1.8 billion euros, it has established a global reputation over the past seven decades as a highly reliable partner for future-proof logistic process automation.
Vanderlande was acquired in 2017 by Toyota Industries Corporation, which will help it to continue its sustainable profitable growth. The two companies have a strong strategic match, and the synergies include cross-selling, product innovations, and research and development.
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