Dematic’s First Autostore Solution Installation in Australia Planned for Hallite
Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimise the supply chain, has announced its first installation of the AutoStore solution in the Australia and New Zealand region in Hallite’s warehouse in Perth, WA.
Hallite is a leading global manufacturer and distributor of high performance seals and sealing solutions for the world’s hydraulics industry. With manufacturing centres located in strategic geographies throughout Asia Pacific, Western Europe, and North America, and a worldwide network of service partners, Hallite can ensure its full range of products are readily accessible everywhere.
Hallite’s mission to improve lead times and ensure products are available for customers was one of the reasons which led to the search for a new warehousing solution. The company wanted to futureproof its warehousing operations.
“The AutoStore solution maximises available storage space and capacity without increasing the footprint, so was very suited to our warehouse requirements,” said Tony Pace, Managing Director, Hallite. “We chose Dematic to implement this solution due to their strong global experience with AutoStore.”
AutoStore is a compact and cost-effective storage and order picking system for small items and packages, which can be integrated into any kind of warehouse. It consists of an aluminium grid which provides storage space for the warehouse’s goods, which are stored in plastic bins inside the grid.
The AutoStore system to be implemented in Hallite’s warehouse will include approximately 4,000 totes, four robots and three conveyor ports. The system will enable goods to be received and loaded into totes at a ‘Goods In’ workstation prior to being stored by a robot within the grid. When orders are released the robots will retrieve the specific totes required and send them to one of the picking ports for order assembly.
“The key benefit of the AutoStore solution for companies such as Hallite is the reduced footprint required to store a high range of SKUs, together with the fact that it is suitable for retrofitting into an existing site including designing around existing building columns,” said Pas Tomasiello, Senior Director Integrated Systems Group ANZ, Dematic.
AutoStore is flexible and easy to expand, which will allow Hallite to continue to grow and add more SKUs in the future.
“We are always looking for innovative ways to improve our business and allow for future growth, which is why we are also planning to have Dematic install a number of systems to the business globally,” said Tony.
Further information: Dematic Pty Limited, 24 Narabang Way, Belrose NSW 2085, Australia. Tel: +61 2 9486 5555. Fax: +61 2 9486 5511. www.dematic.com.au
Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimise the supply chain. Dematic employs over 6,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centres and manufacturing facilities located around the world. Dematic is one brand under the KION Group of companies and has implemented more than 6,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimise material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centres. The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally and a leading provider of warehouse automation.
Hallite is a leading manufacturer of high-performance hydraulic and pneumatic seals and sealing solutions for the world’s fluid power industry. For more than 110 years, Hallite has manufactured wiper seals, O-rings, rod and piston seals, bearings, and other high-performance rubber and plastic parts. Markets served include mining, construction and infrastructure, agriculture, general industrial and material handling, oil and gas, and aerospace. Operating globally, Hallite is a company of the Michelin group. For more information about Hallite, visit www.hallite.com.