In sales the Watermann GmbH & Co. KG, international dealer for connection and fastening technology, relies on efficiency and quality to ensure rapid delivery within 24 hours.
Watermann was looking for a special solution with the most space-saving storage possible for its containers and efficient order picking, thereby allowing for delivery of its products within 24 hours. The order-picking stations also had to be designed ergonomically.
To automate warehouse processes, an automated small-parts warehouse was implemented at the headquarters in Dortmund with 25 rack levels, 40,000 stacking locations, 10,000 storage channels and Jungheinrich Warehouse Control System. An automatic solution allows for regular relocations of less frequently picked containers to rear levels.
"The automated small-parts warehouse makes our intralogistics processes easier and forms the desired basis for additional growth. We process nearly 80 percent of our orders through the automated small-parts warehouse. We had planned for 75 percent. The only parts we still order pick manually from pallets are heavy parts. It is also possible to expand the automated small-parts to almost 60,000 container slots with a third aisle," says Managing Director Peter Esser (Dipl.-Ing.).