Swedish hair and beauty specialist Lyko has chosen Vanderlande to automate its new warehouse in Vansbro, Sweden. The two companies signed a contract for the installation of Vanderlande’s Fastpick goods-to-person order fulfilment system, including robotic item picking.
Vanderlande’s Fastpick was selected because it meets the company’s need for greater efficiency and capacity, and can be installed on a limited footprint. The greenfield warehouse is scheduled to open in 2025 and will be Lyko’s largest automation project so far. The scalability and flexibility of Vanderlande’s solution provide the opportunity for further extension. The system includes the Adapto automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS): 216 ADAPTO shuttles will be able to access more than 152,000 product locations across 27 levels and 40 aisles. The innovative system will be capable of handling 45,000 orders every day. The contract also includes 15 GtP workstations, three of which are equipped with robot item pickers from Vanderlande’s portfolio of Smart Item Robotics. In addition, all the manual workstations, including those for decanting, are height adjustable to minimise lifting duties for operators. The system also includes Vanderlande’s Posisorter shipping sorter.