The Italian business commissioned an automation solution to enhance warehouse space and efficiency
F.lli Zangrillo Materiali da Costruzione (Zangillo), Italian distributor of hardware and building materials, is set to achieve faster deliveries as it begins automating its facilities.
The company recently commissioned a Dematic automation solution managed by Dematic Software and designed specifically for two warehouse sites.
The project features stand-alone AutoStore cube storage systems at two Zangrillo locations in Lecce and Formia. With the facilities now operational, the family-owned company has taken the first steps toward automating its production sites.
According to CEO Aldo Zangrillo, the new Dematic solutions allow the company to achieve faster deliveries, which will help secure their position in the market. Additionally, the new solutions will enhance warehouse space to expand product range in the future.
“We are in a position where we must be able to increase logistics capacity to support rapid growth and increased market share,” said Aldo. “We set an aggressive goal of reducing delivery times to our customers from an average of about 72 hours down to 24 hours.”
According to Zangrillo’s management team, Dematic was selected based on its strong analysis produced in the project design phase, its ability to pull resources from a global structure and network of professionals, its experience in supplying extensions to existing facilities, and the overall professionalism of the Dematic team.
For the Lecce location, the Dematic solution features an AutoStore system with an eight-level grid for storage and order fulfilment processes, three picking carousel ports, conveyor, eight R5 robots and 8,000 bins. Dematic Software manages the overall solution.
Meanwhile, at the Formia location, the Dematic solution features an AutoStore system with a 16-level grid for storage and order fulfilment processes, three picking carousel ports, conveyor, 12 R5 robots and 20,000 bins.