OW Robotics installed 15 fully automated Q7 robots and 330 moveable pods in its 5,000 sq ft warehouse. The Q7 Hikrobots have a weight capacity of 1000kg and provide rapid access to 4,000 picking locations containing 15,000 product lines while only requiring two packing stations to complete customer orders.
The efficiency of the robots and their ability to securely move stock of extensive weights, has saved masses on space, enabling the business to ensure growth without the costs of expanding to a bigger warehouse.
Chris Perry, Operations Director from A. Perry said: “In the first quarter of 2021, we have seen a 60% increase in orders and to be able to efficiently facilitate this, the investment in automation has been essential to be able to keep on top of our customers’ expectations.”
In addition to the cost and warehouse space saved, A. Perry has also been able to increase picks per hour by 233% so the business can guarantee same day despatch and next day delivery for their growing customer base. Order line processing has also increased by 346% a day with robots as opposed to one worker reaching heights of 461%
Chris adds: “The automation drives our business forward and will enable us to remain the biggest, most innovative supplier in our field for years to come.”
Greg Downey, Robotics Business Consultant at OW Robotics, explains: “Demand continues to increase, and Perry has put itself in a great position to be able to scale its warehouse operation to suit peak times and its customers’ needs.”
For more information watch the A. Perry case study here.