Yusen Logistics is to double storage capacity in Singapore having selected Swisslog Warehouse & Distribution Solutions’ AutoStore Automated System.
The storage system, where autonomous robots sit on top of an aluminium grid, is expected to go into operation in 2017. The Tuas Warehouse will be equipped with the AutoStore system to serve multiple customers under one roof, and Swisslog will be responsible for implementation of the system that includes approximately 16,595 spaces for stored items.
Yusen Logistics head of contract logistics, Francis Kwa says: “This investment enables Yusen to deliver five times more put-away and retrieval throughput without increasing current operating headcount cost. Storage volume is doubled in the same storage space in the warehouse.”
“Doubling the volume of storage capacity within the current footprint coupled with productivity gains is the means to gain a competitive edge in a global economy that is being disrupted by technology.”
Swisslog Group chief executive officer (CEO) and Warehouse & Distribution Solutions Division CEO, Dr Christian Baur adds: “The Asia-Pacific region is an important growth market. I’m very excited about this order in Singapore. It’s a key step to grow our business and demonstrates the success of our global growth strategy.”