SSI Schaefer provided an automation solution for Kamsons pharmacy, a family-run group with a wide presence all over the UK. The solution featured WEASEL®, an automatically guided vehicle for safe transporting of goods, containers and cartons around the warehouse.
Recently the distribution centre got an exciting visitor to test the solution in action – Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.
Members of the Royal family are used to receiving gifts during their public duties but how often are they delivered by a robot called WEASEL®? The Duchess of Cornwall was topped up with hand sanitisers and masks at the warehouse of Kamsons Pharmacy in Uckfield. Camilla called the system a very impressive technology. The WEASEL®s drive to the operator and reduce the time of walking around the warehouse. It makes the whole operation process more efficient. They are self-driven and follow the magnetic truck in the floor. Kamsons is a family-owned firm that opened its first high-street branch here in Uckfield 40 years ago. Today Kamsons run 77 pharmacies across the country and employ almost 1000 members of staff. They’ve been on the front line of the pandemic delivering vital supplies to customers.
The automated solution helped Kamsons’ distribution centre to boost material handling and efficiency, especially needed for the challenging times the world is facing.
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