AB Karosseritillbehör (Abkati), one of Sweden’s leading importers of vehicle components and details, mainly for commercial trucks, is moving to a new warehouse to help further improve its capacity and distribution capability. In order to fully optimize and future proof its operation, Abkati chose Consafe Logistics and Astro WMS®.

As one of Sweden’s largest distributors of commercial vehicle auto parts and accessories, it’s essential for Abkati to run an extremely efficient warehouse operation. As business continues to grow, Abkati decided to invest in a new warehouse to allow for more space for SKUs, as well as more opportunities to fully digitize and optimize working processes. Abkati chose Consafe Logistics, and the Astro WMS® system, to help with this vision of the future.

The new warehouse, based in Malmö, Sweden, is to ensure Abkati can cope with the expected growth in order volume. Although the warehouse is not yet completed, planning is well underway, and Consafe Logistics was on hand to offer a WMS pre-study, with the aim of effectively implementing Astro WMS® as an integral part of the new operation. The results were positive, so implementation will begin in 2020.

“Growth and an ever-expanding range of customer specific demands made us take the decision to invest in a competent WMS,” says Bo Druvell, Project Manager at Abkati. “Astro WMS® fulfills our requirements using standard functionality, which is exactly what we need. We see great potential in letting Astro WMS® help our warehouse staff steer their daily work by automizing the prioritization of handling assignments in real time”.

In addition to the Warehouse Management System, Abkati will also be increasing the level of automation, including new warehouse installing vertical lifts. This will further improve efficiency at the new premises.

“Delivery quality is key for Abkati and to be a safe party for our customers.
As ASTRO WMS® is one of the world’s leading WMS® solutions, we look forward to our partnership with Consafe Logistics,” says Mikael Dahlskog, Warehouse Manager at Abkati.

Consafe Logistics and its future proof Astro WMS® system will facilitate growth and efficiency gains for Abkati, whilst at the same time allowing the business to take full advantage of automation. For Consafe Logistics, this represents another step forward in terms of automation implementation, and a positive start to a long-term partnership.

“We can not wait to implement Astro WMS® in Abkati’s warehouse in Malmö, helping them to efficiently make large trucks light up the road like lighthouses. Abkati knows logistics and our future partnership will be very inspiring, taking both Abkati and Consafe Logistics to the next level of automotive retail logistics” says Christoffer Ousbäck, Business Development Executive at Consafe Logistics.