Meyer & Meyer, Germany

Meyer & Meyer is an owner-managed family company headquartered in Osnabrück, Germany.

As one of the world’s leading fashion logistics providers, the company offers its customers a scope of services — from raw goods and production logistics to storage, processing, quality assurance, and sales-ready distribution of the goods to the retail sector. Meyer & Meyer calls this its “From Sheep to Shop Principle.” 

Alongside fashion logistics, the company has developed other specific logistics solutions for automotive, bicycles, and consumer electronics. With about 2,000 employees, Meyer & Meyer controls logistics activities in Europe, Asia, and North Africa. 

The Challenges

Meyer & Meyer required an automated live storage solution. The system had to be capable of different material handling processes, including: 

  • Goods receiving
  • Inspection 
  • Quality control 
  • Value added services
  • Bagging
  • Sorting
  • Dispatch of garments 

The required system performance needed to process 10,000 pieces per hour The design was required to accommodate planned growth for 1,400 points of sale worldwide. 

Our Solution

The solution for the 883,000 square foot building includes several standard technologies: a Clip & Pin Conveyor, a Power-Rail-System (Ladder Conveyor), and manual slick rails in the system design. 

The system also includes the following: 

  • A newly developed high-speed clip conveyor to achieve the customer targets. 
  • Three matrix sorters to assure the correct sequence of articles sorted by shop, date of delivery, article, color, size, storage position, stock location, and sequences by shop on stock position. 
  • Five bundle-bagging machines to create bundles of hanging garments. 
  • An automatic labeling unit to create a label outside on the over bag with all relevant information. 

The system handles 120,000 garments-on-hangers within 12 hours.

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