Flexible Sorter for Distribution Center
The Cotton On Group operates stores in 20 countries with 20000 people worldwide. The Group’s distribution center serves both Australian retail stores and online customers. In 2018, it issued a tender for a project that would help to enhance the overall performance at its Avalon Distribution Centre. In response, Vanderlande designed a system that was capable of handling any combination of order type and delivery requirements. Now the Cotton on Group installed a second one.
The system makes use of a Traysorter, a flexible flat sorter, also known as a ‘Bombay sorter’. It is suitable for handling a wide range of products, from apparel, accessories and small parcels, to shoe boxes and multimedia items. The sorter‘s adaptability (supported by its interchangeable tray types) allows the user to meet its various sorting needs. In addition, its modular design means that it is fully scalable and can be adapted to individual requirements. The solution can also adjust to fit into an existing warehouse architecture.