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Automation of an Online Order Pick-up Centre for Epicentr K

Kyiv, Ukraine

Epicentr K is a leader in Ukraine’s non-food retail market. Epicentr K group unites a network of 73 Epicentr shopping centres, a network of sports stores, online store, and other sectors. The shopping centres of the network annually welcome over 63 mln visitors.

Over 1 mln products are available on the online store website. 50 % of all purchases are typically picked up by the customers at Online Order Pick-up Centres. One of the largest and most visited Epicentr K shopping centres with the total area of 37,220 m2 is located on Bratyslavska Street in Kyiv. The main tasks of the project included:

  •  speeding up warehouse operations;
  • providing lifting and lowering of loads from the first floor of the store for pick-up and buffer storage.
Project implementation period:
November 2020
Business sector:

Kapelou developed a solution for automation of the Online Order Pick-up Centre, and designed and manufactured conveyor equipment: live rollers and a vertical conveyor. The company provided installation, start-up of the system and integration with the warehouse WMS.

Automation results by numbers:

  • throughput of up to 600 containers/hour;
  • transportation of loads weighing up to 35 kg;
  • lifting and lowering speed of 3 m/s.

With the solution by KAPELOU, the order pick-up rate has increased 3 times, efficiency has improved, and work has become easier for the employees, since all loads in the warehouse now move automatically.