Spanish-based fashion retailer Mango has invested in a new, automated distribution centre near Barcelona to serve both its online and physical stores.
The multichannel distribution centre enables Mango to prepare its entire product range in one location – including flat garments, hanging garments and accessories.
Designed and built by Austria’s TGW Logistics Group, the hub currently replenishes more than 2,200 branches and online customers – not only in Spain and Europe, but all over the world.
Founded in 1984, Mango is one of the world’s leading fashion groups, selling clothing, footwear, bags, and accessories in more than 110 countries. With 15,000 employees, Mango achieved a turnover of EUR2.4bn in 2019.
The company has consolidated its supply chain to optimise delivery times and reduce logistics costs, with Antonio Pascual, director supply chain at Mango, explaining: “We are taking the next step towards modernising our intralogistics system with this new distribution centre.”
At the inbound zone, the cartons are received directly in containers or on pallets. The storage and order preparation zone consists of a miniload system with 44 aisles and a capacity of 850,000 cartons.
In the picking zone, where daily orders are prepared in cartons for flat garments and accessories, there are eight toting stations and a Stingray shuttle system. The latter consists of 14 aisles with 13 levels each to supply mono-reference cartons to TGW picking workstations.
“The new solution is fully automated and combines both flexibility and dynamics with maximum control over each and every process,” adds David Bendien, CEO South Europe at TGW.
Online sales accounted for almost 24% of Mango’s total turnover last year, and the retailer has continued to sell online throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.