The Sacchi Group (part of Sonepar Group), one of Italy’s leading electrical product wholesalers has selected Vanderlande as a partner for a new Adapto goods-to-person (GtP) solution inside its existing warehousing facility in Desio, north of Milan.
With nearly 100 points of sale and about 1,400 employees, the Sacchi Group offers an assortment of approximately 1.5 million products. Previously, Vanderlande supplied the company with a miniload system, which is now being expanded with Vanderlande’s Adapto shuttle technology.
The Adapto system, a shuttle-based automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) with built-in sorting and sequencing capabilities, will initially include manual receiving stations, picking stations served by dedicated picking lifts and clearing stations. In addition to erection and closing systems, the shipping sorter will be expanded. The solution will have 58 Adapto shuttles spread over 29 levels.