Yusen Logistics Singapore launched a new robotic, automated warehouse featuring Swisslog AutoStore automated storage and order picking system. AutoStore is a technological leap in warehousing technology that aligns with Yusen’s vision of achieving a smart logistics operation.
The innovation was unveiled by Mr. Heng Chee How, Deputy Secretary-General of the National Trades Union Congress and Senior Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office, Mr. Kenji Mizushima, President & Representative Director of Yusen Logistics Co. Ltd., Mr. Ng Kim Hung, Managing Director of Yusen Logistics Singapore Pte. Ltd, and Mr. Francis Meier, Head Region Asia Pacific, Swisslog Warehouse & Distribution Solutions (WDS), at the Yusen Logistics Warehouse located at Tuas.
“The automation allows Yusen Logistics to increase the storage volume within the same floor space, increase the order fulfilment rate by 200% and decrease dependency on labour for put-away and picking operations. This AutoStore system not only helps Yusen improve the operation but also gives the company first mover advantage to provide same-day delivery, which is a significant competitive advantage.” said Mr. Francis Kwa, Head of Contract Logistics for Yusen Logistics Singapore. Added Mr. Francis Kwa, “The investment in AutoStore also provides capabilities to seamlessly integrate loose picking and bulk picking operations in the new warehouse facility.” The new warehouse facility is expected to go live in 2019.