After an analysis by the Fraunhofer Institute regarding the flow of goods, the construction of a new central warehouse on the 258333,85 square feet site turned out to be the ideal solution for shoes and sports mosquitoes. The new administration and logistics centre was put into operation after a planning and construction period of about two and a half years. A flexible shelving system was required to store shoes and sports equipment in cartons and hanging garments.
The floor area of the floor system is 26909,78 square feet (3385,83 inch x 1141,73 inch). A total of 18,500 shelves were installed in the facility. It serves as an after-supply and seasonal buffer store for 370,000 pairs of shoes. Measuring 52.362 inch x 15.748 inch, the shelves used are ideal for storing the shoe boxes. Clothes stands were used in the shelving system to store the hanging goods.
The planners of the Fraunhofer Institute designed the division of the warehouse in such a way that the shelving system has no direct contact with a hall wall, but allows access from all sides. This simplifies the working routes for the employees. All levels can be reached quickly via several staircases. The goods are picked using an elevator and hand-guided transport equipment. Barcodes on the shelves identify the various storage locations. Shoes, clothing and accessories are then sorted and packed at tables.