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JYSK builds new automated warehouse in Hungary

Scandinavian home furnishings retailer JYSK is building a new highly automated distribution centre to service customers in south-eastern Europe.

The 143,000 square metre site in Hungary, costing €200 million, will serve stores and customers in Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia.

Set up by supply chain company Kӧrber, it will be able to distribute 400 Euro pallets per hour.

The site will include two twelve-aisle high-bay warehouses with a 2km electric floor conveyor, as well as 36 rail-guided vehicles and 1.8km of pallet conveyors. It will also encompass stretchers, lifters, stacker cranes and a pallet inspection station.

The planning and management of goods will be managed through SAP software.

The site will go online in 2022.

Troels Fynbo Larsen, contract manager logistics at JYSK, said: “Körber’s experienced and creative design team has elaborated an elegant and robust solution. We are most confident that it will fulfill our requirements.

“As JYSK continuously expands, it was also important in our choice to find a scalable material handling and warehouse management solution, so we can expand the warehouse capacity by minimum 100%.”

Dirk Hejnal, chief executive officer of Kӧrber Supply Chain, said: “Today’s supply chain demands harmony.

“Technology, equipment and staff must work in tandem to move products in line with consumer demands for convenience, choice and flexibility. Kӧrber is the only, single partner that can provide and integrate advanced software solutions and automation technology with the entire IT ecosystem.”

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