ADAPTO ensures easy access to products at all times

Recio, established in 1905, is a family owned and operated company in Salamanca, Spain. It has grown to become the market leader, with sales over €195m/year. The company has always been very innovative.

Recio supplies perfumes and cosmetics to more than 200 stores and 2,000 wholesale customers. These products are broken down into two product types: mass market (perfumes and cosmetics, household and drugstore products) and selective market (high-end perfumes). They originate from its national distribution centre in Salamanca

195,000 mln Euro turnover
54,000 units per day, 14,000 order lines per day
2 hours per day saved


  • Recio’s continued growth meant the system was approaching its peak capacity by 2012
  • Certain products were still being handled manually
  • The company wanted to prepare more orders with the same staffing levels, in less time
  • The layout of the distribution centre meant that a conventional ‘one aisle/one machine’ solution was uneconomical
  • Recio needed an order processing system that combined state-of-the-art technology with traditional methods to facilitate future growth.

The solution

  • Vanderlande proposed ADAPTO, a highly flexible 3D storage, retrieval and transportation system
  • ADAPTO ensures easy access to products at all times
  • Maintenance platforms allow quick operator access to all shuttles and rack locations, enabling fast and safe troubleshooting.


  • Six aisles
  • 10,360 tote capacity
  • 14 shuttles
  • User friendly control software
  • Real time information

Customer success

  • Recio’s operations are more robust and efficient
  • Productivity in picking and packing has risen from 130 order lines (per hour/per operator) to 210
  • Throughput has also been increased, which means the service offering to customers has become faster
  • Due to the flexibility and scalability of ADAPTO, shuttles and lifts can also be added at a later date.

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