Zalando has opened a state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Lodz, Poland. In order to maximize the efficiency of its onsite operations, the German fashion and lifestyle e-tailer is relying on Austria-based systems integrator TGW. Supporting the logistics processes are 13 kilometers of energy-“efficient and low-maintenance” KingDrive conveyor systems and a high-performance shuttle system. Furthermore, four large item sorters, each 80 meters long with 160 destinations, and a 240-meter long outbound sorter with 66 destinations are available. All this will run under the watchful eye of the TGW Commander control system, which will monitor all processes and visualize the current state of the system. Zalando also opted for the TGW Lifetime Services, a package that includes such features as the availability of on-site specialists who support the Zalando team with preventive maintenance and spare part management. “In addition to the initial investment, a review of the total cost of operation played a central role in making the decision,” underscores Rudolf Pulkenat, Lead Warehouse Facilities Engineering at Zalando. Another similar project is scheduled to go into construction in Northern Italy sometime in mid-2020.
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