Woolworths chooses Vanderlande for picking solution


Vanderlande has signed a new contract with Woolworths to deliver its robotised, end-to-end automated case picking (ACP) warehouse solution at its new Sydney distribution centre.

STOREPICK will be installed in a new, innovative regional distribution centre (DC) in Moorebank Logistics Park in Sydney.

The solution will supply over 200 stores in New South Wales from 2025.

Woolworths Group’s supply chain arm, Primary Connect, will build and operate the state-of-the-art DC, with the aim of enhancing customer shopping experiences, as well as improving efficiency in stores.

STOREPICK has been designed using the latest technologies in material handling, including Vanderlande’s ADAPTO shuttle system, which provides flexible in-rack shuttles, free-roaming AGVs, intelligent robots for case picking and Goods-to-Picker workstations.

Paul Graham, Primary Connect Managing Director and Woolworths Chief Supply Chain Officer, says the facility will carry up to 8,000 additional products.

“To keep pace with growing demand and ever-evolving customer expectations, we need to continue to invest in new technology and capacity to power our next-generation supply chain,” he says.

Roald de Groot, Vanderlande’s Managing Director Warehousing Solutions for Australia and New Zealand, says STOREPICK allows for the optimisation of all processes in the entire value chain.

“We are extremely proud to provide Woolworths with this state-of-the-art fully automated solution and are keen to further build on this established partnership in the future,” Roald says.

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