Leading Australian and New Zealand retailer of electronic components and related products, Jaycar Electronics is investing in a purpose-built warehouse in Sydney’s Eastern Creek to support growing business.

Logistics automation specialists, Swisslog, has been chosen to provide the highly automated storage, handling and picking solution at the core of the new-build site.

Jaycar Electronics chief operating officer, Graeme Faulkner said, “We picked Swisslog to provide the most efficient warehouse operation, with high capacity that is easily expandable to support short- and long-term business growth. The state-of-the-art logistics fit-out will be a game changer in terms of our cost to distribute to shops and customers.”

The new 21,595 square metre distribution centre is designed to enable goods-to-person picking to be carried out in a merchandise area for store friendliness and delivering efficiencies across the business. Capacity in order lines per hour will be well above Jaycar’s existing manual operation.

“The functional design is an Australian-first; incorporating a 20,000-pallet capacity multi-deep automated pallet store with a fully automated 24,000 tote and carton goods-to-person picking system. The facility also has the capacity to accommodate phase two’s expansion plans,” Faulkner added.