This was a multimillion-pound investment – , an automated retrieval and storage system, is set to help Linney keep up with its clients’ customer demands while remaining competitive in today’s online landscape.
The technology, installed by Element Logic, uses robotics to store and retrieve items without human intervention, which allows for efficient, accurate and fast order fulfilment.
Linney said the new automated system offers efficient, fast and accurate order picking with ‘99% operational uptime’, with ‘no single point of failure’.
It is designed to fulfil orders quickly and also forms part of Linney’s ESG (environmental, social and governance) goals by using less energy, (one robot uses about 100 watts of energy) than the previously manual process.
Linney said it has seen positive results from the investment. On the back of growing demand for robotic fulfilment from a host of new e-commerce clients, plans are already in place to expand the installation to double its new size over the coming months.
“We’ve seen a huge increase in demand for both warehousing space and our distribution services over the past few years,” said Charles Linney, executive director at Linney. “We’re thrilled about this new automated fulfilment investment, as it brings another area of the group to a world-class standard, and we can provide our clients with the flexibility they need when it comes to growing their business.”