DB Schenker opens automated e-commerce logistics hub in Spain

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Freight forwarder DB Schenker has opened an automated e-commerce facility in Spain to service its retail customers in Spain, Portugal and France.

The 50,000 sq m warehouse in Guadalajara features more than 200 robots and an optimised packaging system.

The facility, situated in the Henares industrial park – 50 km from Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, is equipped with a Goods-to-Person picking system to handle around 55,000 units per day using Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR) provided by AMR technology specialist Geek+.

The system features pick-and-pack solutions designed for fast and flexible online order fulfilment and efficient returns handling.

An automated conveyor system is designed to ensure on-time processing and fast delivery times to establifor adidas, DB Schenker’s leading customer at this site.

To optimise the volume of parcels and utilisation of transport vehicles, packaging is adjusted to the exact size of the product that is shipped through an automated solution. This results in reduced CO2 emissions throughout distribution, said the freight forwarder.

Alfredo Alcalá, DB Schenker’s contract logistics product manager in Iberia, said: “DB Schenker is committed to serving the e-commerce sector with its innovative power and proven reliability.

“The automated solutions of our Guadalajara operations were installed in a record time of only four months and already proved their stability and flexibility around Black Friday and the Christmas season.”

The logistics hub includes is certified ‘BREEAM Very Good’, aligning with DB Schenker’s sustainability goals.

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]