ERIKS Completes £21M Infrasture Investment
Following 18 months of development and testing, ERIKS’ new Fulfilment Centre of Expertise (FCE) in Oldbury is now fully open and operational, with its huge 11,000m2 warehouse space backed by what the company claims is one of the most advanced warehouse management systems anywhere in Europe.
It has 21 vertical lifts, more than 400m of high-speed conveyors, sophisticated scanning and weighing systems for every order and robust Industry 4.0 configured IT infrastructure with real-time monitoring.
While a large part of the £21m investment has been pumped into the FCE, ERIKS has also spent millions of pounds updating its technical services offering, with significant improvements made to its engineering sites in Cardiff, Southampton and Chesterfield and its product technology centres in Barnsley and Warrington.
The engineering sites focus on servicing, repairing, and upgrading pumps, motors and geared drive equipment, as well as providing a base for ERIKS site services teams.
David Gillies, Chief Executive Officer at ERIKS UK & Ireland, commented: “Our goal was to create an industrial fulfilment centre that sets new standards for our sector. Following this investment, we are now able to achieve levels of accuracy, speed and service that have never been seen from an industrial distributor.
“The FCE and its vast warehouse space will enable us to provide customers with an unrivalled range of specialised industrial products and services, all controlled through dynamic warehousing systems.“We can now pick and pack thousands of components daily with total accuracy and dispatch them, so the customer receives them faster.”