Pets at Home has signed a £2.5m deal with Conveyor Networks to implement a warehouse automation project at its distribution centre in Northampton.
The update comes as the company has seen “trifold growth” in ecommerce parcels and hopes that the new technology will “drive efficiencies, achieve greater productivity and deliver real-time visibility across the operation”.
Pets at Home hope the update will help with its expansion plans of 100 percent growth in parcel volume over the next five years. The new system will follow the company’s sustainable packaging policy, by using cardboard cartons rather than plastic bags.
Terry Siddle, director of logistics and distribution at Pets At Home, said: “Automating material flow and packing for our eCom and subscription based medicines is a priority following our recent growth.
“It’s vital that we can handle increasing orders and parcel volumes without causing compromise to our high customer delivery expectations. Conveyor Networks’ imio-MFC will give us control over all warehouse activity and provide real time visibility so we can track orders and keep our customers happy.”