Factor 5, a logistics operator founded in 2005 with 100% Spanish capital, has just inaugurated a new logistics center specialized in the exclusive luxury perfumery & cosmetics and pharmacy sectors, located in Alovera (Guadalajara) with a surface area of 40,000 m2 dedicated to these operations , with a 10,000m2 refrigerated module certified in GDPs for the distribution of medicines at controlled temperatures and two automated warehouse modules dedicated to perfumery and cosmetics operations.
Factor 5 has relied on Dematic to automate its logistics operations in this warehouse, implementing a storage and order preparation system based on Autostore technology, it is a modular automation that has a high-performance, easily scalable storage system, with very low energy consumption and high levels of security and availability, reducing the warehouse space required to store. Autostore will allow Factor 5 to guarantee scalability, efficiency, flexibility and agility to its customers.
The Dematic software will be in charge of controlling and managing the operation in its integration with Factor 5’s own Newlog Software. The AutoStore system will have 4,400 containers for stock and a fleet of 7 intelligent mobile robots in charge of collecting the containers with the requested items and deliver and/or return them at one of the 5 implemented workstations.
In these work stations, an operator will be in charge of collecting the products to complete the orders and send them to transport. The goods to person concept implies a drastic improvement in productivity, avoiding traveling long distances in the preparation of orders.
Santiago de Vicente, CEO of Factor 5, commented that «we are convinced that Dematic’s AutoStore-based solution will perfectly meet the needs of our business. We are confident that we will face an increasingly complex market with an advanced technological solution and structured that is capable of accompanying us in our development and growth in the coming years.”
For her part, Sonia Bello, sales director of Dematic Iberia, commented that «from Dematic we have tried not only to carry out a specific project with Factor 5, but also to create a long-term professional relationship that provides the added value of Dematic as a solid technological partner, with a broad portfolio in intralogistics and that will be at Factor 5’s side for possible future projects throughout the territory.»
About Factor 5
Factor 5 is a comprehensive logistics operator of Spanish capital, whose objective is to improve the experience of our clients by optimizing the supply chain, generating value for its clients through strategic alignment, designing customized logistics solutions, providing innovation, technology, process automation, operations and transportation, providing visibility and cost improvement throughout the supply chain.
Its clients belong to various channels and sectors of the first level in the market, in the retail channel they manage food, bazaar, home and textile clients, in the industrial sector they manage distribution of white, brown and small appliance products, the pharmaceutical sector, exclusive luxury perfumery and cosmetics, among its main distribution sectors.
Dematic designs, builds and supports intelligent automated solutions that power and sustain the future of commerce for its customers in manufacturing, warehousing and distribution environments. With our research and development engineering centers, production facilities, and service centers located in more than 35 countries, Dematic’s global network of 11,000 employees has helped commission nearly 8,000 installations for customers around the world, including some of the most prominent international brands. Headquartered in Atlanta, Dematic is part of the KION Group, one of the global leaders in supply chain solutions.