CEVA Logistics is to use the Skypod system from Exotec to expand the warehouse automation in its two warehouses in Venray in the Netherlands.
The flexible goods-to-person order-picking solution will enable CEVA to triple its handling capacity, providing extra support during peaks. The two facilities join an existing Exotec Skypod installation at the company’s facility in Roosendaal. A total of 57 Skypod robots are being deployed at the Venray facilities.
With the Skypod order-picking system, floor-traveling robots can climb up to 12m through the racking system. The fully scalable solution makes it easy to add robots, pick stations or totes, allowing CEVA to respond quickly to changing market conditions and growth in customer numbers by increasing or decreasing the storage volume of the warehouses.
Jaco Knetemann, head of contracts logistics Benelux at CEVA Logistics, said, “At CEVA, our culture pushes us to search for innovative solutions to better serve our customers, and the Skypod solution offers significant value in warehouse automation. As a result of our strong commitment to responsive logistics, our customers have come to expect a high level of service, efficiency and agility in our operations. Implementing Exotec’s solution, among others, enables us to continue creating value alongside our customers.”
Wim Vermeir, senior sales executive at Exotec, said, “We are delighted with the successful cooperation with CEVA, especially now that they are also implementing the Skypod system in their two warehouses in Venray. With the Skypod system, we are able to take our customers’ services to the next level. Our scalable warehouse solutions ensure that CEVA and its customers can effortlessly expand to more storage capacity. A major logistics provider like CEVA gives us valuable input from its practice with external logistics parties, which we can use to further improve our services.”
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