Allied Electronics & Automation is expanding its warehouse to 520,000 square feet from its current 300,000-square-foot distribution center. The addition will be built alongside the current warehouse in Fort Worth, Texas. When the addition opens in mid-2020, Allied will have the capacity to house more than 500,000 stocked products, up from 170,000 today.
The new warehouse will make room for 26 receiving stations and employ the latest automated order, storage, and retrieval shuttle system (OSR) for high-density storage. A GTP (Goods-to-Person) pick system, including robotics for repetitive tasks, and the addition of a matrix RFID pocket sortation and consolidation system, will enable pick-to-line process capabilities to enhance customer service. A new automated packing capability, designed to improve presentation while reducing packaging, material waste, and shipping costs, sits alongside an extended shipping sortation system.
Allied broke ground at an employee ceremony in early September and unveiled the new expansion plans to suppliers at the company’s recent EXPO 2018, its bi-annual trade show and sales meeting in Fort Worth. The facility is expected to be completed by July 2020.