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Automation of Pickup point in 2 weeks

Epicentr K, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine

The national network Epicentr K has been operating on the Ukrainian market for more than 17 years. During this time, the company has become the leader of the country’s retail and retail market. The network unites 73 shopping centers, 51 sports shops, logistics facilities, agricultural holding and production companies. On average, 63 million customers visit the shopping center annually, and the turnover of the group of companies in 2019 amounted to UAH 52.6 million. A large shopping center of the network with an area of ​​23.3 thousand m2 was opened in Zaporizhia, thanks to which more than 370 new jobs were created.

Since 2016, the company is actively developing the direction of online sales. The range of the online store is more than 1.5 million products, and for a month on the portal visitors make more than 160 thousand orders. Almost 50% of purchases are picked up by customers at self-pickup centers in specialized online ordering centers. The service is popular among residents of the whole country and Zaporozhye is no exception. In order to be closer and faster for its customers, the company decided to speed up the work of the Pickup point warehouse.

The following tasks were defined for the project:

  • automate the transportation of purchases between the floors of the warehouse
  • to provide descent of the goods for delivery
  • to organize lifting of cargoes for storage
  • simplify the work
  • to implement the project in 2 weeks in connection with the opening of the new format of the Pickup point
Project implementation period:
March 2021
Business sector:
E-commerce, DIY, Retail

The confident leadership of the company is ensured by its basic principles, one of which is the maximum satisfaction of customer needs and individual approach. Fast customer service at the last mile is one of the main global trends that the company is actively following. That is why Epicentr K is modernizing its the Pickup point. And buyers of the network use the popular service of self-pickup of goods comfortably.

In 2 weeks, our team has developed and fully implemented a warehouse automation project for the Pickup point in Zaporizhia. KAPELOU manufactured and delivered in a short time robotic conveyor equipment for the automation system:

We also wrote software – WCS to monitor the operation of equipment and performed commissioning work.

Our client received a solution for warehouse automation in the complex, which provides:

  • moving up to 500 boxes per hour;
  • descent and ascent of goods to a height of 5.3 m
  • transportation of boxes up to 35 kg
  • speed of vertical movement to 2 m/s

Thanks to the work of automation, the work of the warehouse is tripled. The system also simplifies the work of staff, eliminating the need for manual movement of goods, its lifting and lowering between the floors of the warehouse.