The warehouse will be a state-of-the-art and automated distribution center of just over 23,000 sqm with the possibility of expansion. The warehouse is built around an AutoStore solution delivered by Element Logic and the WMS system Manhattan SCALE delivered by IDnet. With its new warehouse, NA-KD will be able to continue to deliver on its strong sales growth and improve its lead times to all Nordic customers. Empir Industry's new concept Hosted Infrastructure for Logistics Automation (HILA) is the basis for the deal.
NA-KD is investing in an AutoStore solution with initially over 100,000 bins and 100 robots. The solution is initially adapted to deliver over 1,000 orders per hour and is prepared to expand over time. The implementation will be one of the larger AutoStore solutions in Europe. The warehouse is scheduled to go live in Aug 2020.
NA-KD has awarded the IT company Empir Industry to design and deliver all IT infrastructure in terms of networks, server and security platforms, PDAs, scanners, printers, computers, conference room equipment and most software services for highly efficient warehouse operation. Empir Industry is also responsible for all operation and support of the IT infrastructure, initially on a 16x6 basis yet prepared long term for 24x7. The services are designed through a new concept - Hosted Infrastructure for Logistics Automation (HILA), specially developed for logistics customers with requirements for efficient, scalable and automated IT.
” From basically only having a building plot, we will have a fully functioning business in 7 months. In a very short time, Empir Industry has implemented a functioning IT infrastructure with hardware, software and support. This would not have been possible if it was not for Empir's expertise in the IT area and its dedicated and solution-oriented project team "
says Fred Skantze, Head of Fulfillment, NA-KD.
” We are very happy that NA-KD has chosen Empir Industry as a partner. Gaining the trust of NA-KD to deliver these critical services and infrastructure as well as project coordination with the other IT suppliers involved is proof of the deep knowledge and experience we have in the IT industrial area. We also see that our solution, HILA where we deliver business critical operating environment and 24x7 remote services is both cost-effective and scalable and will be an important asset in NA-KD's continued investments going forward "
says Daniel Johansson, CEO of Empir Industry.s
NA-KD.com was launched in January 2016 and has established itself as one of the fastest growing brands for e-commerce. The site has over 8 million visitors each month and the NA-KD brand is one of the fastest growing in social media with over 2 million global followers. NA-KD.com has delivered to customers in over 170 countries and is delivered every month to more than 100 countries. The majority of sales come from NA-KD.com and internal brands such as "NA-KD Trend" and "NA-KD Boho". The NA-KD brand is also represented by over 600 retailers worldwide. Read more at: www.na-kd.com
Empir Industry AB
Empir Industry works primarily with delivering software to increase efficiency, traceability and quality in production for the manufacturing industry, as well as infrastructure and operational services for business- and production-critical IT solutions in an industrial context. The company has extensive experience from the automotive industry with a focus on manufacturing processes as well as logistics flows. Sales in 2019 amounted to approximately SEK 46 million. The number of employees is about 40 specialists in Sweden and the USA. Read more at: www.empirindustry.com