Cassioli stands out as a partner of one of the largest retail and housewares chains.
Leroy Merlin, a chain store specialized in building materials and DIY products, arrived in Brazil 23 years ago with the aim of building, renovating, decorating and transforming Brazilian homes, has chosen Cassioli for the creation of an innovative automatic system at its headquarters in Cajamar, San Paulo. The French multinational corporation wanted to increase the productivity and flexibility of one of its main distribution centers in Brazil.
Leroy Merlin has approved an investment of R$ 60 million to automate the distribution center in Cajamar (SP), starting the implementation process of the plant to support online sales, especially following the growth of the latter during the Covid pandemic -19, which in 2021 accounted for 8% of the company’s revenue.
Given the complexity of the operation of B2C direct sales of heavy products, Leroy Merlin deemed it necessary to evolve the traditional operating model, in order to guarantee ergonomics, productivity, team stability and corporate scalability.
Thus, as part of its growth strategy, the Company has decided to implement an innovative automation solution in the Cajamar distribution center that will allow even the heaviest products to be handled with greater agility. The project aims to reduce pallet handling times, perform separation by batch picking and ensure efficient, high-density storage according to the material rotation curve. Ergonomic picking stations will also be designed, with box sorting assisted by equipment and handling structures that will guarantee a safe process, while maintaining the integrity of the material and the operator.
Cassioli will therefore provide a complete solution, aimed at ensuring maximum efficiency of the entire logistics system, consisting of 6 stacker cranes with a load capacity of 2 tons each and double-depth pallet racks, with a capacity of more than 19,000 pallets. The handling of the products inside the warehouse will be guaranteed by roller and chain conveyors and the picking bays will be equipped with pantograph tables, anti-tipping devices and zero gravity manipulators. The system will also be equipped with devices for the automatic stacking and unstacking of empty pallets, in addition to the use of systems for the automatic slave pallet feeding at the entrance of the plant and automatic feeding of delivery pallets towards the stations for order preparation .
Once again Cassioli distinguishes itself as a supplier of large international companies, capable of responding quickly and efficiently to the needs of many and different manufcturers. The customization of our services and the possibility of having a diversified but specialized production allows Cassioli to offer the customer the most effective solution based on his specific needs, obtaining a streamlining of procedures and considerable savings in terms of time and costs.