Witron to Build Automated Logistics Centre for German Retailer REWE

14th April 2020

Logistics BusinessWitron to Build Automated Logistics Centre for German Retailer REWE

Integrator Witron is to design and implement a new automated logistics centre for German food retailer REWE. The Henstedt-Ulzburg site will supply more than 350 stores from August 2022.

Implementing Witron’s OPM (Order Picking Machinery), DPS (Dynamic Picking System), CPS (Car Picking System), and DPP (Display Pallet Picking) solutions, will enable REWE to pick up to 165,000 cases on a peak day in a store-friendly manner at the automated logistics centre. The 86,500 square metres / 931,100 square feet site will store more than 12,000 different items from a dry and fresh food assortment.

“The most important reasons for this investment decision were both ecological and economic factors”, says REWE’s Business Unit Manager Logistics National / Supply Chain Management, Matthias Bähr. “This includes a high level of cost-efficiency along the supply chain as well as a long-term guarantee of an excellent supply of our markets, even in times of crisis. Our sustainability strategy also includes other aspects such as ergonomic workstations, the reduction of CO2 emissions through optimally packed load carriers and, as a result, the reduction of trailer tours. And last but not least, the construction of the warehouse and administration site in accordance with the DGNB Gold Standards (DGNB = German Sustainable Building Council).”