World record high-bay warehouse?

Third-party logistics provider Nowaste Logistics' high bay warehouse in Helsingborg is an exciting example of how small time margins demand more from everyone but can also exceed everyone's expectations.

Nowaste provides its customers with customized logistics solutions that include their own automation and IT solutions and experienced logistics staff. Among the customers are well-known brands such as Home Furnishing Nordic, Atria, Bolist, Brothers, Polarn o. Pyret, Björn Borg, Panduro, Coolstuff and Everfresh. In 2018, Nowaste became a tenant at Logistik Position Tostarp outside Helsingborg with its unmistakeable warehouse and eye-catching facade.

Together with Catena, we beat all expectations. Catena's capacity to bring together the strengths of all and then build commitment despite the time pressure determined this success.

Jesper Brandin, Sales Manager, Nowaste Logistics

With a successful business model and many interested customers, Nowaste in Helsingborg chose Catena to build a high-bay warehouse adjacent to its large warehouse in Tostarp. The initiative was partly a speculative and not all customers were contracted when the construction started.

Today, the high-bay warehouse is one of the most modern e-commerce warehouses in the Nordic countries. The 11,000 square metre facility houses 105 automated shuttles (OSR), picking stations, delivery bays and parcel sorting. When clothing companies Polarn o. Pyret and Brothers became contracted customers for the state-of-theart terminal, the urgency and pressure increased to complete construction and install the IT and automation systems in the building. Moving goods and establishing procedures are demanding tasks.

With strong collaboration between Nowaste as the client and Catena as the project manager, all suppliers were given a common platform to work from and it was possible to open the high-bay warehouse ahead of schedule, with all functions fine-tuned, in time. Accordingly, the project was completed in record time, taking just 12 months from signing to the commencement of operation.

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