Leading intralogistics solutions provider, Jungheinrich, announces partnership with IKEA on a new distribution centre that has gone into operation in Esipovo, about 50 kilometers northwest of the Russian capital Moscow. Working closely with IKEA, Jungheinrich has developed a logistics solution, which includes a 15-aisle high-bay pallet warehouse in silo design with a total of 210,000 pallet spaces.
Jungheinrich is responsible for the implementation of all intralogistics tasks from a single source and, as a system integrator, for the overall solution. The warehouse is 200 meters long, 130 meters wide and 45 meters high. The contract awarded by IKEA in 2015 is the largest single project in Jungheinrich’s corporate history.
Steve Richmond – Director for Logistics Systems at Jungheinrich UK comments: “The scale of our project with IKEA Russia is something that we are extremely proud of, having built a strong relationship with the company to ensure that we designed the best solution for their individual requirements. As a business, we continue to see demand for automated high bay solutions rise, as drivers towards increased utilisation of land and operational efficiencies grows on a global scale. Organisations are looking at how best to optimise warehouse capacity and material flow to help them better manage the storage of their stock and meet customer demand, and we believe this trend will continue to evolve.”