From traditional to automated fulfillment center

Geplaatst op: 5 October 2021

Stichd – Tilburg is busy implementing the next step in their journey towards future-proofing Stichd logistics. Together with a team they are building a highly automated fulfillment center. With which different sales channels can be served with equal efficiency. Ultimately, lead times are shortened and they can serve their customers with a higher level of service.

Pelecon is helping to realize this ambition of Stichd. We have provided constructive advice for the further development of their own, traditional logistics hall. So that they will soon be able to use their mechanized storage and handling system there. This issue is not new to us. Nevertheless, we always see it as an inspiring challenge to answer it as appropriately as possible.

Goals and Challenges
Our overall goal is to provide extremely efficient design advice for new technical floors as a bridge from the shuttle area to the expedition section. The challenge for us as consultants is that the engineering of the conveyor belts and stair facilities is efficiently integrated into an existing hall construction. The floor construction is not reinforced. The project comprises approximately 100 tons of structural steel.

Fitting in the Shuttle area is limited with an existing height of a standard logistics hall, which is 13.5 meters internally. That while an automated shuttle building, when newly built, can be up to 35 meters high.

We look back on a great collaboration. Not only with Stichd, but also with partners TGW Systems, Reijerink Staalconstructie, Quadrant4 and ADS Ertner.

Photography: Stichd – Tilburg