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IKEA opens doors at automated distribution centre in Russia

IKEA has opened a new automated distribution centre near Russia’s capital.

The company contracted Jungheinrich as sole solutions provider and systems integrator for the centre at Esipovo, around 50km from Moscow. IKEA awarded the contract back in 2015.

With length and width of 200m and 130m respectively and height of 45m, the site offers 210,000 pallet spaces.

Steve Richmond, director for logistics systems at Jungheinrich UK, said: “The scale of our project with IKEA Russia is something that we are extremely proud of, having built a strong relationship with the company to ensure that we designed the best solution for their individual requirements.

“As a business, we continue to see demand for automated high bay solutions rise, as drivers towards increased utilisation of land and operational efficiencies grows on a global scale.

“Organisations are looking at how best to optimise warehouse capacity and material flow to help them better manage the storage of their stock and meet customer demand, and we believe this trend will continue to evolve.”