Switzerland’s national postal service, Swiss Post, will be installing three new automated warehouses as part of the construction of its new logistics centre in Villmergen, Switzerland.
The three new sites will include a new automated high-bay warehouse with 23,000 pallet spaces, an automated medium parts warehouse with 20,000 trays and an automated small parts warehouse.
The planned facility will triple the current centre’s goods storage capacity, with the site set to become its largest logistics warehouse as part of a €137m (£118m) construction project.
The new site is scheduled to be operational in 2025.
Automated intralogistics for the project will be delivered by Swiss warehouse automation firm Swisslog. The two companies have a long-standing business relationship that dates back to the 1990s.
“Swisslog convinced us with its logistical and technical solutions to jointly create the warehouse of the future,” said Roland Heizmann, head of freight logistics, Swiss Post.
“Successful projects in the past have also created a resilient relationship of trust.”
Initial automation at the Villmergen site began with the installation of an AutoStore system, which has a reported capacity of 125,000 bins for small parts.
The system will use Swisslog’s material flow control software Synq, which can be fully integrated into a site, offers end-to-end automation for the materials handling workflow and was developed to simplify and accelerate the integration of new technologies.