• Autoparts Distribution Ltd

    APD doubles throughput with the help of a BITO storage solution


Our customer

Automotive Parts Distribution is an independent motor parts distributor with sites situated in the East and West of the UK. APD caters for all aspects of automotive products from a simple NGK spark plug to a more complex engine management component supplied by companies such as Bosch. Their core business is the supply of automotive parts, accessories, tools and lubricants for all vehicles.


Customer requirements

    • Expansion with new premises to support continued business growth
    • Storage solution to fit the future needs of the business
    • Efficient and flexible order picking system
    • Dense storage solution with space optimisation

The BITO Solution

    • Order picking operation with retro-fit carton live & boltless shelving for small parts
    • XL containers for order picking
    • Pallet racking system for orders processed & bulk storage

Storage facility features

    • Order are picked as soon as goods arrive and are put into a customer specific area in the racking system.
    • Narrow aisle operation with articulated truck
    • The carton live storage system provides small parts storage for 16 customers per bay with XL storage containers
    • Slowing moving stock items are stored in boltless shelving.

Customer benefits

    • The throughput of the number of articles has doubled to 4 million.
    • Securing growth with a facility that can accommodate the trend for the next 5 years.
    • Introduction of a more customer centric process in their new warehouse
    • Increased storage capacity
    • Reduced number of pallet lifts by up to 60%
    • Creation of safer work practices by segregating pedestrians and forklift trucks

What our customers say

“We now have a facility that we are proud to show to customers. The BITO installation has allowed us to change our processes, which has made us a lot leaner. With the new warehouse design, we were able to change our strategy and to adapt to changing requirements.”

Charlie Baker,
Operations Manager Autoparts Distribution Ltd

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