Project Description

AutoStore at new Distribution Centre

Swedol is building a new central warehouse in Örebro, Sweden, and has in co-operation with the logistics professionals Kulog chosen Element Logic as supplier of a warehouse solution consisting of WMS, «Warehouse by Voice» and the automated storage & retrieval system AutoStore.

Swedol; All you need – when you need it

Swedol offers anything one might need for electrical, tools, protective gear and clothing, transport and supplies through their own shops, retail, mail order and e-commerce.

97% of our cataloged products are readily available through our shops, internetshop and mailorder. We mainly target small & medium sized businesses. Typical lcustomers are craftsmen, truckers, farmers, machinists, workshop and other customers with high demands on professional quality. Our customers appreciate our broad range of affordable products, our availability and knowlegable, serviceminded staff“, says Pontus Glasberg, logistics manager at Swedol.

The company started 1963 as a mailorder company. With the first shop opening in 1999 started an era of quick expansion. Swedol had a 1 149 million SEK in 2010 and approx. 360 employees. Swedol is growing and are closing up on 50 shops in Sweden and Norway, offering 20 000 high quality products at low prices to both professionals and private consumers.

High level of service and efficient shipments
Swedol has great demands on a high level of service, product availability and efficient shipments with short lead times. We are continuously expanding in parallel with experiencing increased demands in the supply chain, especially the DC. With new facilities and AutoStore will we be able to meet these demands both in short and long term. AutoStore is extremely flexible and scalable when it comes to future expansions of both storage- and handling capacity, which make us able to adapt to the future logistical demands!” says Pontus Glasberg, Logistic Manager at Swedol.

AutoStore and «Warehouse by Voice»
The ultra compact and highly efficient AutoStore optimizes the picking & packing process for shipments. With EWMS (Element Warehouse Management System) Swedol will gain optimal control of the warehouse processes, also featuring

«Warehouse by Voice» technology delivered in cooperation with Optiscan.