at around 8,000 sq. m the warehouse now offers enough space for a considerable increase in stock turnover. For in 2008, Würth Modyf extended its distribution channels – classic catalogue delivery and the online shop – to include the direct sale of products by more than 2,000 Würth field representatives.
The group subsidiary Würth ITensis AG, specialist in logistics consultancy and IT outsourcing, was responsible for advising, logistics planning and realisation. The most important premises of the new storage concept were flexibility, cleanliness, transparency, low investment costs, expandability and the guarantee of high delivery quality. The focus was on elements including 'fast-moving items': a mobile storage concept with mobile containers was developed by Wanzl especially for fast-selling items.
“Our ideas were quickly implemented and adapted by Wanzl so that we could gain approval in August and
'Fast-moving items' are stored in open Wanzl mobile containers. This "open" solution accelerates the order picking process. For order picking itself, empty mobile containers are used.
Within a short space of time, the business was able to establish itself as a special shipper of work and protective clothing as well as high-quality outdoor and recreational garments. The Würth Modyf range currently includes around
This means that several items can be stored per container and that the required storage space can be individually tailored. Specially for Würth Modyf, Wanzl equipped the mobile containers with a reinforced rear panel. Additionally, the carriage floor was fitted with a securing fixture for safe product transportation. For transport in convoy, all models have a coupling and swivel castors that can be turned into fixed castors.
"Time pressure at distribution level requires equipment that is easy to handle and highly reliable."
Wolfgang Kaup, Head of the Logistics + Industry business division at Wanzl