Bausch & Lomb automates European logistics centre

December 10, 2009 Posted by Tom Baugh


Eye care group Bausch & Lomb commissioned an automated material handling by Knapp system at its European logistics centre at Schiphol in the Netherlands, as part of a multi-million euro investment in its supply chain.
The site was operating at close to full capacity before the new system went live. The system will enable it to handle growing volumes and new products and is capable of handling Bausch & Lomb’s predicted growth for the next five years.
The Knapp handling system features an automated storage and retrieval system with 16,000 double deep locations in two aisles that are nine metres high and 100 metres long.
There are also nine of Knapp’s order storage & retrieval goods-to-picker systems, each 35 metres long and featuring a total of 27,000 storage locations, that are equipped with pick-by-light & place-by-light technology.

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