News Archive 2009

Leen Bakker orders automated warehouse with AGVs
Egemin and the Dutch home furnishing chain Leen Bakker signed a major automation deal at last Logistica trade show. It involves an order for an automatic warehouse combined with AGVs for the new distribution center of Leen Bakker in Raamdonksveer. Leen Bakker is one of the largest home furnishing store chains in the Benelux and France and puts to market all kinds of products for home furnishing such as furniture, lighting, decoration articles, floor covering, home textile.

Product supply via AGVs

The system itself will be an intelligent combination of an automatic warehouse with 6 aisle switching cranes and an AGV system. The AGVs will be installed on the first floor of the plant and take care of the supply of incoming products in special cages to the warehouse. The AGVs will be equipped with shuttles that take the cages to the drop positions in front of the warehouse.

Aisle switching cranes

At the drop positions the cages are picked by one of the 6 aisle switching cranes also equipped with a shuttle car that store the cages inside the warehouse. On the ground floor at the other side of the warehouse the goods exit the warehouse once again. Cages are manually unloaded on roller cages at the pick positions and brought to the distribution area via order picking trucks. Egemin's E'wms® software will take care of the transport, stock, location and order management in the warehouse.

Short implementation track

The integration of the turnkey concept is scheduled for the first half of 2010. On the picture representatives of Egemin and Leen Bakker toast to the joint success. From left to right: Marcel Spruijt (Sales Manager Egemin Automation), Guido Jansen (Vice President Egemin Automation), Jeroen Krol (CFO Leen Bakker), Jan Vercammen (CEO Egemin Automation) and Riep Hollander (Holland Logistics).

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