Swisslog Warehouse Distribution Solutions (WDS), an automation expert for robot-based and data driven intralogistic solutions, has been selected to automate a new distribution center for tire manufacturer Michelin in North America. As well as this, Swisslog has been awarded an additional large-scale contract from an Asian corporation.
With Swisslog solutions supporting the companies in their future business growth, the order value of the two projects amounts to around €150m in total. Michelin North America, Inc., a division of the Michelin Group and global leader for innovation in tires, will see its new distribution center supplying passenger and truck tires throughout North America, allowing the company to meet its ambitions for responsible logistics.
Swisslog has been engaged to automate the warehouse operation including receiving, tire selection and sequencing, shipping, Warehouse Management Software and controls software. The project is expected to be fully operational in 2019.