Wärtsilä has commissioned Swisslog to design and implement a central distribution centre in Kampen, in the Netherlands in a bid to centralise the spare parts logistics from its nine existing warehouses.
The new CDC will enable the company, a provider of complete lifecycle power solutions for marine and energy industries, to improve customer service and realise cost savings.
Swisslog will be responsible for the design, realisation and start-up of the facility, including construction and all material handling equipment, and will also implement its own software products and warehouse control system.
The CDC will comprise of inbound and outbound logistics, technical quality control and heavy goods storage, as well as automated miniload and pallet high-bay storages.
Construction work is scheduled to start in August 2009. The spare parts from Wärtsilä’s nine warehouses will be moved to the CDC during 2011.