Autostore implementation by leading supplier and distributor of Plumbing, HVAC, Industrial, and Fire Protection products, is an industry first.
Noble, leading trade supplier in Ontario for Plumbing, HVAC, Industrial, and Fire Protection, has unveiled AutoStore, an innovative fully-automated warehouse solution operated by autonomous robots. This groundbreaking technology will redefine inventory management, order processing operations, and service excellence. Noble has achieved a significant industry milestone by being the first to implement AutoStore, developed and installed by Dematic, a renowned global supplier of integrated automated technology, software, and services. Through their collaboration with Dematic, Noble has successfully deployed this automated system at their Jane Street Branch in Concord, ON, where it is now fully operational.
The picking and fulfillment system at Noble’s Jane Street Branch has been strategically designed to optimize warehouse space and minimize inefficiencies. The utilization of automated robots, programmed to collect orders from thousands of storage bins, empowers AutoStore technology to revolutionize Noble’s warehouse operations. Key features include high-density storage, a scalable design, and swift and precise order fulfillment.
Noble: 21,000 SKUs in less than 5,000 square feet
Jim Anderson, General Manager at Noble, expressed the company’s dedication to customer success, stating, “Driven by our 30-year commitment to helping our customers succeed, AutoStore is faster, more accurate, and will help us offer a wider range of products to the trades.” He emphasized the exceptional capacity of AutoStore to accommodate an extensive inventory in a compact footprint, surpassing other market offerings. Noble has achieved a remarkable feat, with the ability to house 21,000 SKUs in less than 5,000 square feet, greatly enhancing the efficiency of inventory supply to clients.
Noble’s forthcoming e-commerce platform, combined with the implementation of AutoStore, will further streamline the picking and fulfillment process while ensuring energy efficiency. Moreover, the AutoStore grid can be easily expanded over time, accommodating additional bins and robots as the need for SKU and storage capacity grows. This scalability can be achieved with minimal disruption to business operations and a reduced impact on the environment.
Philip Wenger, Director of Technology at Noble, emphasized the integration with AutoStore as a testament to their commitment to innovation and providing exceptional service through real-time inventory management. He remarked, “It means we can get more products to our customers faster, and they’re going to be happier with the counter experience because of it.”