Swisslog to deliver AutoStore solution to Verkkokauppa.com warehouse

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Finnish online retailer Verkkokauppa.com has announced plans to build an automated warehouse in Jätkäsaari, Helsinki. 

The investment in the new facility is approximately €4m (£3.5m), reportedly the largest in the company’s history. Construction will commence this summer and be completed in early 2022.

Verkkokauppa.com delivers nearly 15,000 products from Jätkäsaari to customers across Finland daily. Once built, the urban logistics hub should enable future growth, cost savings and improved customer experience through wider assortment, better product availability and faster deliveries, said Verkkokauppa.com.

Swisslog will deliver a fully automated AutoStore small item solution comprising 36 robots that can pick up and deliver up to 1,000 articles per hour. With a capacity of approximately 25,000 articles, the AutoStore system is designed to be modular, easy to expand and can reduce the energy consumption of the facility.

Furthermore, a new automated packaging system and vertical conveyor system will be built following deployment of the AutoStore solution.

Panu Porkka, CEO of Verkkokauppa.com, said: “The demand for online shopping has increased tremendously during the last year, and with this investment, we will be able to serve our customers with the growing delivery volumes.

“Our competitive edges are our extensive assortment, efficient fulfilment, and superior technology backbone. We want to hold on them also in the future and to offer our customers the best possible customer experience.”

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