Vanderlande has delivered a highly automated FASTPICK goods-to-person (GtP) solution to De Bondt BV, a global haberdashery and yarn wholesaler. The system, which incorporates innovative ADAPTO shuttle technology, has been installed in the company’s existing warehouse in Tynaarlo, The Netherlands and went operational this month.
The family-owned business, known for its brand Scheepjes, is delivering to retailers and resellers in more than 70 countries worldwide, and expects strong growth. In order to support the increased demand, De Bondt BV selected a flexible and scalable solution that will increase picking and packing efficiency, and reduce the likelihood of mistakes. With FASTPICK, De Bondt BV is ready for the future.
A significant part of De Bondt BV’s warehouse is automated with Vanderlande’s shuttle-based automated storage and retrieval (AS/RS) system, ADAPTO. The system supplies order lines in multi-compartment totes in a strict order sequence to the ergonomic pick stations. This offers De Bondt BV an increased storage density of over 20,000 locations, enabling a picking performance of up to 1,200 items per hour in peak periods.
The packing process is automated with a carton erector, pack list inserter, carton closing machine and label applicators, enabling operators to directly pick orders into cartons and ensuring a single touch process. Packing in this way also minimises shipping volumes and reduces the need for extra box-filling by operators.
‘’By using FASTPICK we optimise the quality of service for our customers, enabling us to not only process orders in a more accurate and efficient way, but also to use less packaging material,” says Job De Bondt, Managing Director De Bondt BV. “With this investment, we are more than ready for the future!”
Vanderlande’s Vice President Warehouse Solutions Terry Verkuijlen adds: “We are delighted to be working with one of the key players in this sector, and to have supplied our innovative FASTPICK solution. We believe that this will help De Bondt BV to not only remain as one of the market leaders, but also provide its customers with the high service levels they’ve come to expect. FASTPICK is an ideal match for De Bondt BV’s requirements and it is now ready for future growth.”
Company profile of Vanderlande
Vanderlande is a market-leading, global partner for future-proof logistic process automation in the warehousing, airports and parcel sectors. Its extensive portfolio of integrated solutions – innovative systems, intelligent software and life-cycle services – results in the realisation of fast, reliable and efficient automation technology.
The company focuses on the optimisation of its customers’ business processes and competitive positions. Through close cooperation, it strives for the improvement of their operational activities and the expansion of their logistical achievements.
Vanderlande’s warehousing solutions are the first choice for many of the largest global e-commerce players and retailers in food, fashion and general merchandise across the globe. The company helps
them to fulfil their promise of same-day delivery for billions of orders, with nine of the 15 largest global food retailers relying on its efficient and reliable solutions.
As a global partner for future-proof airport solutions, Vanderlande’s market-leading baggage handling systems and related passenger solutions are capable of moving over 4 billion pieces of baggage around the world per year. These are active in more than 600 airports, including 12 of the world’s top 20.
Vanderlande is also a leading supplier of process automation solutions that address the challenges in the parcel market. More than 52 million parcels are sorted by its systems every day, which have been installed for the world’s leading parcel handling companies.
Established in 1949, Vanderlande has more than 7,500 employees, all committed to moving its customers’ businesses forward at diverse locations on every continent. With a consistently increasing turnover of 1.8 billion euros, it has established a worldwide reputation over the past seven decades as a global partner for future-proof logistic process automation.
Vanderlande was acquired in 2017 by Toyota Industries Corporation, which will help it to continue its sustainable profitable growth. The two companies have a strong strategic match, and the synergies include cross-selling, product innovations and research and development.
For more information about Vanderlande, its products and technology, as well as career opportunities, please visit www.vanderlande.com.