Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems (ASRS)

An Automated Storage and Retrieval System (AS/RS) refers to a variety of computer-controlled methods for automatically depositing and retrieving loads to and from defined storage locations within manufacturing, warehousing and distribution environments. They are compact machines that utilise the unused high level space of a plant or warehouse for the storage of products. Items can be placed in specific locations either on pallets, trays or hanging from bars and can be accessed very easily. They are used to automatically to retrieve and put away products and can operate within a very narrow high space.

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Engineering the future

Engineering the future

Global provider of automated warehouse solutions, Swisslog, is aiming for a more sustainable future with its new apprentice scheme, offering young people the chance to develop key business skills and build-long term careers within the materials handling industry.

Five leading brands – one new Group

Five leading brands – one new Group

The product and marketing strengths of five industry-leading brands have been combined to form RediGroup - a new business group in the materials handling space.

Knapp solution for Boots UK scoops fifth award

Knapp solution for Boots UK scoops fifth award

The handling system supplied by warehouse automation specialist, Knapp AG, to Boots UK at its new distribution facility in Burton-upon-Trent has won the prestigious Retail Award at the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards.

Knapp to supply 'the world's largest shuttle storage system' for Hugo Boss

Knapp to supply 'the world's largest shuttle storage system' for Hugo Boss

Hugo Boss, the international fashion and lifestyle brand, has commissioned Knapp to supply the warehouse automation for its new distribution centre in Filderstadt, Germany.

Kuehne + Nagel exclusive healthcare logistics provider of Bayer in Chile

Kuehne + Nagel exclusive healthcare logistics provider of Bayer in Chile

Kuehne + Nagel has been awarded an exclusive contract to manage the logistics activities for Bayer HealthCare Chile – including warehousing, laboratory testing, quality control and distribution.

Vanderlande Industries receives Cradle to Cradle certification

Vanderlande Industries receives Cradle to Cradle certification

Vanderlande Industries has received Cradle to Cradle Certification Silver for its sustainable Blueveyor.

FPS Lanka launches warehouse and 3PL operations

FPS Lanka launches warehouse and 3PL operations

Projects FPS - the recently-established project forwarding and third-party logistics arm of Famous Pacific Shipping Lanka has launched a dedicated logistics centre incorporating a document storage and archiving facility.

Knapp's solution for WASI shows the nuts and bolts of automated order picking

Knapp's solution for WASI shows the nuts and bolts of automated order picking

When metal fastener supplier, WASI, needed to expand its logistics operations, it asked Knapp to provide an automated handling solution that would ensure delivery of the company's high customer service commitment.

Spirit Pub Company selects Kuehne + Nagel as its logistics partner for food service

Spirit Pub Company selects Kuehne + Nagel as its logistics partner for food service

Spirit Pub Company has awarded global logistics provider, Kuehne + Nagel, a long-term contract to handle the food service supply chain for its estate of more than 800 managed pubs across the United Kingdom.

Good relationship between BRT (Bartolini) and Vanderlande Industries results in 19th Posisorter order

The close cooperation between the Italian express freight operator BRT (formerly known as Bartolini) and Vanderlande Industries is continuing positively, and has now resulted in the 19th order by BRT for a sortation system from Vanderlande.