100 tonnes in-shop with space-smart vertical storage lift
In the middle of their store, Göhlins has placed a Compact Double. The vertical storage lift can store up to 100 tonnes, which is a lot for a store, and perfect for an actor like Göhlins who deliver heavier products. The machine is also directly connected to the business system which means that as soon as a customer has placed an order, it’s ready for pickup or delivery.
A solid and safe machine
Compact Double is a solid machine and the only vertical storage lift with this much storage space on such a small area. The principle is based on Weland Solutions’ somewhat more common vertical storage lift Compact Twin, where the machine can fetch two trays at the same time. This means that one tray can move out ordered products while the other is working inside the machine.
– When you place an order the vertical storage lift moves up to fetch the product, regardless of if it’s placed online or in-store. The vertical storage lift will then serve the product on a tray for pickup. Customers can as such feel confident that no-one else can pickup their order, says Björn Karlsson, CEO at Weland Solutions.
The vertical storage lift resembles a tall tower in which Göhlins stock their products. This safe system means security even for Göhlins as nobody can steal anything from the store, plus it saves a lot of time for personnel with automatic picking.
Systems for the future
To connect vertical storage lifts to business systems is becoming more and more common, Björn explains, but for custmers to get their orders directly in the store is something unique. With this investment Göhlins show that they are in the forefront of inventory management. Björn develops further:
– Imagine if we down the road could place vertical storage lifts at delivery points. Then you need to stand in line to pickup a package and stores don’t need to have personnel available. The end customer would just need to enter an order number to pickup his goods himself.