DAVCOR Group Wholesale Distribution

AutoStore High-Density Storage Case Study

Business Objectives

  • To have one distribution facility in Sydney servicing all other states in Australia.
  • Reduce the warehouse footprint and save ongoing lease and operation cost.
  • Improve productivity and efficient in the workplace.
  • Accuracy inventory count and stock control and reporting.
Autostore illustration

Autostore changes the game for high-density storage

When it comes to wholesale distribution, high-density storage and goods-to-person efficiency are elevating expectations for Australian retailers. AutoStore by Bastian Solutions provides energy efficiency, total inventory control and accuracy, as well as labor savings, space efficiency and high performance operation.

Davcor Group was founded in 1988, the company’s line of business includes the wholesale distribution of equipment and supplies for industrial, commercial and personal services. They are renowned for innovation such as the Carbine designed and engineered in LBX locks, associated hardware and access control systems.

Davcor Group worked together with Bastian Solutions to elect the most relevant technology that was applicable to the nature of their business and company goals.  We worked together collaboratively over many months implement and constructing the AutoStore goods to person system design, software integration and project program.  

 

Key Technologies

  • Autostore high-density storage system
    • 9 Autostore robots
    • 3 Carousel Ports
    • 9690 Bin Locations
    • System Space Usage: 258m(2) inclusive of grid and service mezzanine

The system achieves just in time and trade counter orders and all e-commerce orders with same day pickup and shipping, it can easily accommodate their most peak season volumes. There is a total of 4,000 consignments completed in a month, 500 Autostore picks which consist of 170 trade counter pickup consignments and 420 same day delivery consignments.

AutoStore Robot

Autostore robot on grid during build

 

About AutoStore

Autostore is a very dense cube storage system allowing Davcor Group to reduce its warehouse footprint from 4,300 sqm to 1,200 sqm, holding approximately 9,680 bins which are stacked on top of each other with 9 robots carrying the retrieval and presentation of bins to the pickers.

At present there are 6,571 SKU’s stored in the AutoStore and 12,713 compartments with stock. It is a user friendly system where their personnel’s can be easily trained, low energy usage and minimal maintenance.

AutoStore System

Autostore robot on grid

 

See the results

800 AutoStore bin presentations per hour

4,000 consignments completed in a month, 500 Autostore picks which consist of 170 trade counter pickup consignments and 420 same day delivery consignments.

75% reduction in electricity costs

Davcor AutoStore

Construction of Autostore grid

 

See photos of the system

 

 

 

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