Allied Electronics & Automation (alliedelec.com) is expanding its warehouse to 520,000 sq. ft. from its 300,000-sq.-ft. distribution center. The new addition, scheduled to open mid-2020, will be built alongside the current warehouse in Fort Worth, Texas, and have the capacity to house more than 500,000 stocked products.
The new warehouse will make room for an additional 26 receiving stations and employ the latest automated order, storage and retrieval shuttle system (OSR) for high-density storage. A GTP (Goods-to-Person) pick system, including robotics for repetitive tasks, and the addition of a matrix RFID pocket sortation and consolidation system, will enable pick-to-line process capabilities to enhance customer service. A new automated packing capability, designed to improve presentation while reducing packaging, material waste, and shipping costs, sits alongside an extended shipping sortation system.
Allied broke ground at an employee ceremony in early September and unveiled the new expansion plans to suppliers at the company’s recent EXPO 2018, its biannual trade show and sales meeting in Fort Worth.