Mango builds highly automated DC
16 July 2020
TGW was commissioned to design and execute intralogistics for the multichannel facility, which was built near Barcelona.
The logistics hub replenishes more than 2,200 branches as well as online shop customers – not only in Spain and Europe, but all over the world. A flexible solution helps the fashion retailer to prepare flat garments, hanging garments and accessories – and therefore the whole product range Mango offers.
Mango turns over some 2.2 billion euros and as a result of its growth in recent years, it became necessary to consolidate its supply chain. In order to optimise delivery times and reduce logistics costs, Mango has opted for a central hub in the Catalan community of Lliça d´Amunt.
At the inbound zone, the cartons are received directly in containers or on pallets. The storage and order preparation zone consists of a miniload system with 44 aisles and a capacity of 850,000 cartons. In the picking zone, daily orders are prepared in cartons for flat garments and accessories. It comprises eight toting stations and a Stingray shuttle system. The latter consists of 14 aisles with 13 levels each to supply mono-reference cartons to TGW high-performance picking workstations.
Antonio Pascual, director supply chain at Mango, said: “We are taking the next step towards modernising our intralogistics system with this new distribution centre. This means that we will be able to continue to offer our customers the best possible service in the years ahead.”
David Bendien, CEO South Europe at TGW, added: “The new solution is fully automated and combines both flexibility and dynamics with maximum control over each and every process. And all this at a modest total cost of ownership.”