Adapting to ADAPTO
At the heart of Udea’s new centralised DC is Vanderlande’s ADAPTO, an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS). This is configured to provide the levels of availability, performance and reliability to match Udea’s omni-channel needs, while enabling efficient and fast delivery to stores and consumers.
The AS/RS system has 138 shuttles and 14 lifts (over 23 levels) storing products in specified temperature zones. There are 100,000 double-deep storage locations for the optimum use of space and a high throughput of fast-moving goods.
Alongside eight ergonomic decanting stations, there are 12 picking stations, with raised, user-friendly platforms. Operators can pick the instructed quantity for both consumer and store orders. This results in Udea processing 7,000 SKUs and picking 40,000 order lines per day with growth to 55,000 order lines per day.