Spares specialist First Choice Group’s state-of-the-art warehouse is in contention for two national awards due to its advanced technology.
The automated storage application that Industore has put into the company’s 90,000 sqft parts automation centre has been shortlisted in the Warehouse Efficiency and New Facility categories at the 2017 Logistics Awards.
The warehouse incorporated twenty Hänel’s automated storage systems. The application assists First Choice warehouse staff retrieve items from over 420,000 spare parts, consumables, tools and accessories which are kept in storage.
Managing director at First Choice, John Whitehouse, said: “This automated solution provides us with a platform that allows the business to be more efficient. It means we can offer even higher levels of quality and a consistently faster service for our clients.
“The quality and reliability of the equipment we now have, combined with the support and knowledge of the Industore team, means First Choice Group can continue to grow and excel for many years to come.”
Ross Powell, managing director at Industore, said: “First Choice Group is leading the way when it comes to technology and we are delighted its futuristic automated storage application has been recognised in two categories in this year’s Logistics Awards.”
“It has been a pleasure to partner with the First Choice team through each stage of the programme; from designing the interior logic of the building, to the installation and commissioning of twenty Hänel Lean-Lifts, we’re pleased this transformation has helped in accelerating growth and success for the company.
The 2017 Logistics Awards ceremony, held to celebrate operational excellence, takes place at London’s Grange St. Paul’s Hotel on Thursday September 21.