The storage area of the new order picking and shipment building, which opened in October 2011, measures over 10,000 sq. m in total and uses 3,220 of Wanzl's stacking baskets. A total of five metre-long baskets can be stacked together. Some of them accommodate balls of wool, sorted by type, for example cotton, pure new wool, acrylic wool, tape yarn or felt yarn with a Bouclé effect. Other stacking baskets are filled with costumes and accessories, such as wigs or hats for carnival or any other type of themed party during the course of the year. Exclusive buttinette creations, such as the Crazy Bears are particularly popular.
"Wanzl stacking baskets are ideally suited to the dimensions of our items for shipment. The baskets also enable us to quickly and easily alter the warehouse layout, should this ever become necessary", explains Günter Schäfer,
"Wanzl stacking baskets are ideal for our range, and they are extremely adaptable."
Günter Schäfer, buttinette Logistics Manager
buttinette provides the materials, cut to individual, exact customer specifications, in mobile Wanzl order picking trolleys. "This is our rolling warehouse," says Günter Schäfer.
Once empty, the trolleys are returned to the fabrics department ready for their next shipment.
Wanzl's new warehousing and order picking concept keeps the internal logistics at buttinette moving, whether it's arts and crafts, sewing or manual work. Of course, this also applies to the "carnival season", the busiest time of the year at buttinette.
buttinette, a business division of the Erwin Müller Versandhaus GmbH, with headquarters in Wertingen in southern Germany, is one of the country's largest mail order companies for the arts and crafts sector as well as carnival costumes and accessories.
The company runs subsidiaries in Austria and Switzerland and maintains online shops geared to the French market. buttinette supplies the B2C sector only. This sector is regularly informed about the extensive product range in mail order catalogues and online shops. The mail order company is continuously investing to keep up with the demands of this growing market.
In 2010, a new administration building was opened. In 2011, buttinette expanded its approx. 5,000 sq. m warehouse to create an order picking and dispatching facility, including a new dispatch system, which measures over 10,000 sq. m.