The A$80 million DC is being built on a 17 hectare site at Edinburgh North, north of Adelaide in South Australia.
“Our new facility will be the most advanced independent distribution and logistics centre in South Australia and is a key part of our group’s vertical integration strategy within the supermarket sector,” said Glenn Sutcliffe, logistics manager at Drakes Supermarkets. “We are excited that the centre will incorporate robotics as part of a wider high-tech warehouse picking system.”
Drakes has chosen Dematic’s RapidPICK 1-to1 goods-to-person solution including the Dematic Multishuttle buffering and sequencing system and robotic piece picking.
This is the first robotic piece picking module Dematic will deploy in Australia and only the second globally. The system will handle goods-to-person compatible grocery products in an ambient environment.