Solutions for automation of the Pickup point
The group of companies “Epicentr K” unites a network of building and household hypermarkets, that includes 66 shopping centres “Epicentr K” and 10 shopping centres “New Line”, 52 sports stores INTERSPORT, own production of ceramic tiles and wood processing, logistic centre “Kalinovka” with the total area of 100 thousand m2, agricultural direction “Epicentr Agro” and 14 modern grain elevators.
In 2018 was opened the third shopping centre in Odessa with an area is 35 000 m2, and there are more than 200 000 items on sale. Due to the dynamic growth of online orders, the company is actively developing its online business and automating order pick-up points. Based on this, Epicentr K turned to KAPELOU to find a solution for improving warehouse processes.
The following tasks were defined for the project:
- to automate the transport of goods to the delivery point;
- to ensure the movement of goods between mezzanine levels;
- make the work of the staff easier.
We have a long-standing partnership with Epicentr K and have already developed an automation solution for more than 10 order pickup centres. Thanks to our many years of experience and our KAPELOU® modular conveyor designs, we are able to close such projects in a short period of time, on average 3 to 7 days. For the order picking centre in Ilichanka village, Odessa region, we implemented a turnkey automation solution and installed:
- driven roller conveyor with speed adjustment function from 0.1 to 2 m/s;
- high-speed vertical conveyor with a maximum load capacity of up to 50 kg.
Because of the layout of the room where the pick-up point is located, we have installed 2 swivel drive conveyor sections. Thanks to the modularity of conveyor systems by KAPELOU®, we can install our equipment in a warehouse, where the premises have even the most complex layout. This means that there is no need to relocate shelving or other equipment already in use in the warehouse.
Thanks to the automation of the KAPELOU has increased the productivity of the pickup point, the work of the staff has become more efficient, and the pickup time has been reduced from an average of 10 minutes to 3 minutes. These figures are important because these centres are designed to ensure that customers receive their orders quickly and with maximum convenience. A pickup point is a kind of “last mile”. Every client has an opportunity to choose a time and a place for receiving goods where it will be convenient for him.
Thanks to Epicentr K for many years of cooperation, always interesting projects and a common desire to implement new solutions.