Gap, Pa. -- Urban Outfitters has awarded Vanderlande Industries a design and build contract for the automated material handling system at their new fulfillment center located in Gap, Pa. The new one million-sq-ft. facility will service their direct-to-consumer and wholesale channels. Urban Outfitters has also contracted Vanderlande’s Customer Services to provide monthly preventative operations and maintenance services.
The material handling system from Vanderlande Industries will utilize a hybrid concept featuring batch pick and mini-batches. The hybrid design allows for efficient processing of multichannel order fulfillment. Its flexible and scalable design will support future increases in demand and capacity, regardless of the order channel.
Vanderlande Industries is providing a turnkey solution for the design, integration and installation of the automated system. Construction of the new distribution center is scheduled to commence in September 2014 with full building and system completion in June 2015.