CINCINNATI, 16 Sept. 2005. FKI Logistex announces that it has been awarded a contract with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) to upgrade the material handling system at the company's Dan Daniel distribution center, near Newport News, Va.
AAFES operates and supplies the PX and BX stores at U.S. Army and Air Force bases from a network of four U.S. distribution centers and seven overseas distribution centers. This is the latest project between AAFES and FKI Logistex, who provided material handling systems in all four U.S. distribution centers and a previous upgrade to one. For more information, see www.aafes.com.
Under the new contract, FKI Logistex will revamp the existing system at the Dan Daniel facility, originally installed in 1995.
The project will include a state-of-the-art cross-docking system with eight incoming and 68 outgoing lanes, a UniSort XV high-speed shipping sorter, two vhswEDGE multi-lane high-speed merges, and 33,000 feet of photo-eye Accuglide accumulation conveyor. To broaden the range of products distributed by AAFES, 34-inch width conveyor will replace the existing 27-inch conveyor. The system upgrade will also include the addition of five-sided bar code scanning for redundancy.
Scheduled to begin installation in November 2005 and to be completed by fall 2006, the system will be implemented in phases while the distribution center remains in operation.
"FKI Logistex is proud to be given another opportunity to work with AAFES in support of our troops," says John Westendorf, president of FKI Logistex Warehouse and Distribution North America. "FKI Logistex values the relationship we have built with AAFES and the long-term partnership that has developed between us. We are committed to providing AAFES with the material handling technology it needs to efficiently run its distribution centers and stock its base stores."
FKI Logistex is a global provider of automated material handling solutions, supplying its customers with an integrated set of leading-edge technologies in high-speed sortation, conveyor systems, palletizing, paperless pick products, AS/RS, controls, order fulfillment systems, RFID implementation, EDS integration, baggage handling systems, warehouse control systems, and total material handling automation.
FKI Logistex provides material handling solutions for airports, postal facilities, parcel distribution, manufacturing operations, library automation, and for warehouse and distribution facilities. With projects that include many of the world's largest and most advanced material handling operations, FKI Logistex has manufacturing, engineering and support facilities around the world. For more information, see www.fkilogistex.com.