Sacchi Group uses ADAPTO to extend warehouse operations


One of Italy’s leading electrical product wholesalers has bolstered its supply chain operations with Vanderlande’s ADAPTO shuttle technology.

The new ADAPTO goods-to-person (GtP) solution is inside the company’s facility in Desio, North of Milan.

Previously, Vanderlande supplied the company with a miniload system, which is now being expanded with Vanderlande’s ADAPTO shuttle technology.

The solution will initially include manual receiving stations, picking stations served by dedicated picking lifts and clearing stations. In addition to erection and closing systems, the shipping sorter will be expanded. The ADAPTO system will have 58 ADAPTO shuttles spread over 29 levels.

With installation work commencing next April and operations due to begin at the end of 2023, the flexible and scalable ADAPTO system has the capacity for further expansion over the coming decade in order to accommodate Sacchi’s predicted year-on-year volume growth.

Marco Brunetti, President and CEO of Sacchi Group says the business is growing quickly as a result of internal development and acquisitions, and supply chain is a main strength in this market, allowing the company to balance high service levels with competitive costs.

Luca Maggioni, Sacchi Group’s VP Supply Chain adds, “we’ll be extending our building with a new 20,000 sqm construction – the main element of which will be the new ADAPTO system. Our goal is to improve our omnichannel business in order to reach our 40,000 customers faster and more efficiently.”

With nearly 100 points of sale and about 1,400 employees, the Sacchi Group offers an assortment of approximately 1.5 million products.

Similar Vanderlande warehouse solutions are available in the Australian and New Zealand markets.

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