Dematic Delivers AutoStore to Key Geodis Site

GEODIS has recently commissioned an AutoStore system provided and installed by Dematic at a key site in France.

GEODIS, a leading global supplier of transport and logistics services and headquartered just outside Paris, entrusted Dematic with installing a stand-alone system for its customer, Nexter, which is now part of KNDS Group. This organisation is one of the leading European manufacturers of military land systems based in Germany and France. The solution has been installed in a fully automated warehouse in Moulins, France.

For this new automated facility, Dematic has supplied an AutoStore system with 12,500 bins, four R5 robots and two conveyor ports installed within the 22,000 square-metre (236,000 square feet) warehouse. Nexter, which designs and integrates land defence equipment systems, plans to use the warehouse for maintenance and operational services and can stock around 32,000 items on-site.

“The Dematic solution is proving to be extremely robust and has fully met our expectations in terms of efficiently utilising our floor space. It supports the ramp-up of Nexter activities within KNDS, aimed at maintaining land equipment in operational condition,” explains Thierry Schnepp, the director of business expertise capabilities at GEODIS.

“With the integration of automated and robotic equipment, we are fully supporting the growth strategy of GEODIS. We can also demonstrate our capacity to provide solutions adapted to the needs and constraints of modern logistics while establishing a third-party value chain based on customer experience and trust. It clearly opens the door for new collaboration,” notes Alain Bussod, the president at Dematic France.

The system operates on GEODIS’ own warehouse management software platform, Altesse.

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