EHLIS opens its doors to logistic automation with ULMA Handling Systems

EHLIS, the leading Spanish distributor of hardware and DIY products now has an automated storage and order preparation solution in its installations in Sant Andreu de la Barca, Barcelona. Thanks to the solution developed by ULMA Handling Systems, EHLIS has improved the services it offers to its clients


Ehlislogistics automation project was prepared as a solution in response to its need to increase its storage capacity, with a view to improving efficiency, the ergonomics of the workplace and the services offered to its clients.


The solution that ULMA developed for EHLIS’ distribution centre was in the form of a project focused on automated storage, automatic transport and order picking system.

EHLIS’ distribution centre has 2 automated warehouses, divided according to unit loads: a high-rack silo formed by 4 Unit Load stacker cranes and a Mini Load warehouse for containers, which is managed by 7 stacker cranes.

The two warehouses are connected to the picking zones: 2 order preparation positions in the pallets area and 4 in the Mini Load area, which prepare all of the clients’ orders in boxes. Additionally, resupplying also takes place in the 2 first picking units, meaning that the containers with merchandise stored in pallets are completed there so that they can then be stored in the corresponding warehouse.

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