Established in 1902, ROMO, the prestigious manufacturer of designer fabrics, wallcovering, rugs and accessories chooses Italian innovation and quality by Ferretto Group for its new warehouse. In Nottinghamshire, in the market town of Kirkby-in-Ashfield, where Romo’s head office is based, everything is ready for the construction of the Automated Storage & Retrieval System that will be installed in Romo’s newly built facility. The storage system, with a capacity of 300,000 rolls of fabric, will be equipped with 12 stacker cranes for the handling of about 20,000 trays. The works started at the end of May 2018 with completion scheduled for May 2019.
The automated storage system, designed and constructed entirely by the Ferretto Group, will allow ROMO to replace the current five warehouses in use with a single fully automatic structure, equipped with a highly ergonomic handling system and an advanced fire protection system.
Ferretto Group’s Vice President, Riccardo Ferretto, comments as follows: “This is a new customer which will strengthen our presence in the global market, and especially the UK market. We are proud that a prestigious company such as ROMO has chosen our solutions, deeming them an efficient response to their logistics needs. With this project we are going to automate the process involved in the storage and cutting of fabric, ensuring maximum flexibility for a company that handles up to 6,000 order lines per day".
ROMO remains a run family business, now in its fifth generation, which over the years has become a group known internationally, with a showroom and distribution network around the world. The ROMO Group is now a market leader in the production of fabrics and wallcoverings, with its collections well-known in more than 70 countries.
Founded in Vicenza (Italy) in 1956, Ferretto Group SpA is one of the leading manufacturers of storage and material handling solutions. Thanks to its over sixty years of experience and a continuous investment in innovation and research, the company designs and manufactures a complete range of solutions for the needs of each sector and application. It offers metal shelving, industrial mezzanines, automatic storage and vertical storage solutions. The Ferretto Group provides integrated, high-tech solutions with the added value of in-house developed warehouse management software. Ferretto Group supports its customers in all phases, from design to installation, assistance and maintenance throughout the entire life of the systems. Over the years the company has consolidated its internationalization and operates worldwide through its own network.