Toll Group Selects Dematic as Automation Partner
May 9, 2023
Toll Group selects Dematic as automation partner for its latest Australian warehouse facility site in Western Sydney
Sydney, Australia – Dematic today announced that Toll Group, one of the Asia-Pacific region’s largest providers of supply chain transport and logistics, is investing in a Dematic goods-to-person (GTP) order fulfilment solution as part of the development of its new Western Sydney retail distribution and fulfillment facility.
The new site will be located at Kemps Creek, near to Western Sydney International Airport, due to be fully operational in 2025, and complements Toll’s existing Sydney retail distribution and fulfilment facility in Prestons.
Toll Group President, Retail and Consumer, Nick Vrckovski says, “Toll has a long and proud history in Australia. For over 130 years, our curiosity and passion for innovation has propelled us forward to become one of Asia Pacific region’s leading integrated logistics providers.”
“We are excited to work with Dematic to bring the very best in automation technology to our Kemps Creek facility, which will help our customers deliver their goods faster and more efficiently,” adds Vrckovski.
In the Dematic GTP order fulfilment solution, workers will build orders in ergonomically designed high-rate workstations that improve productivity, efficiency, and safety. The orders and items required to fulfil the orders arrive at the workstation precisely when they are needed from a Dematic Multishuttle® storage system.
The solution for Toll Group will include 16 high-rate GTP workstations, supplied by a multishuttle system that will also buffer and consolidate orders, plus an additional multishuttle system for despatch.
“The high-density Dematic Multishuttle system feeding items into the GTP workstations will allow Toll to maximise space efficiency and inventory storage within its latest supply chain facility in Australia. We’ve designed the solution with additional room for volume expansion in line with Toll’s projected future growth,” explains Terry Jamieson, Business Development Manager at Dematic. “Additionally, the fast-moving pick zones integrated within the GTP order fulfilment solution will provide Toll with a significant improvement in picking productivity as well as with flexibility in responding to e-commerce demands, including fulfilling orders during promotional periods or when particular SKUs are in high demand.”
Another advantage will be the ability to customise e-commerce order cartons to be the smallest necessary size, which will reduce transportation costs for Toll’s customers as well as significantly reduce waste.
Dematic will also install its locally manufactured Colby Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) pallet storage racking at the Toll facility.
Toll Group’s Kemps Creek facility is due for completion in 2025.
Dematic designs, builds, and supports intelligent automated solutions empowering and sustaining the future of commerce for its customers in manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution. With research and development engineering centers, manufacturing facilities, and service centers located in more than 35 countries, the Dematic global network of over 11,000 employees has helped achieve approximately 8,000 worldwide customer installations for some of the world’s leading brands. Headquartered in Atlanta, Dematic is a member of KION Group, one of the world’s leading suppliers of industrial trucks and supply chain solutions.
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