Automated materials handling solutions specialist TGW Logistics has completed the automated warehousing solution for the UK Ministry of Defence’s new logistics hub, which has been officially opened alongside MoD Donnington near Telford by Defence Minister Harriet Baldwin.
Completed on time and within budget, the £83 million Defence Fulfilment Centre is an 80,000 square metre state-of-the-art facility consisting of two warehouses and a support building. It will store food, clothing, spare parts, general supplies and medical supplies for the UK armed forces. Streamlining the incumbent supply chain operation is expected to generate £500 million in savings by 2028.
The facility is managed by Kuehne + Nagel on behalf of Team Leidos, and includes a TGW automated tote storage and retrieval system with goods-to-person picking, which provides a picking rate of more than 1,000 items an hour.