Hallite continued investing in operational infrastructure throughout 2020 despite the pandemic. In conjunction with the recent addition of several new moulding machines at the UK production site, Hallite expanded its AutoStore automated storage facility.
“This expansion allows Hallite to continue to provide customers with the flexibility and agility that they value,” says Leigh Gibbs, commercial director. “Further development of the AutoStore automated storage solution plays a key role in our commitment to enhance the customer experience and deliver meaningful innovations. It ensures that our storage capabilities, shipping speed, and accuracy exceed customer expectations.”
Jennifer Shaikh, procurement and supply chain manager, has a clear vision for her department moving forward. It is fully aligned with the Hallite promise to look beyond technology to deliver against the specific requirements and parameters of customers and partners across the whole supply chain.
“My vision is to improve efficiency and flexibility in our team to further enhance the customer experience with a sleeker turnaround and shipping service, said Jennifer. “AutoStore has already proven instrumental in increasing storage capacity by 25 percent whilst reducing the store’s footprint by nearly 40 percent, and reducing manual handling of product, which has improved employee satisfaction.”
Logistics manager, Steve Berry, adds: “AutoStore significantly reduces our exposure to manual handling whilst improving our picking efficiency. This enables us to concentrate on improvements across the process from production to the customer.”
The project was successfully completed ahead of schedule in January, minimizing downtime that may have impacted customers during implementation.