Warehouse Automation for AMA Distribution

   23 Jan 2020

Small Component Storage

AMA Distribution is a leading distributor of components and equipment for highway vehicles, agricultural equipment and gardening machinery with daily deliveries all over Ireland and next day to the UK.

Established in Cavan in  2001 by Philip Reilly,AMA now offer a  range of 525,000 product lines  to end user, the agricultural sector, gardening equipment dealer and OEM's. 

Philip comments

"Very early on we realized that standard shelving and racking was not suitable for efficient picking in a distribution warehouse. Even though we are not short of warehouse space, an every increasing product range made it essential to go down the warehouse automation route. 

Working with Automate Warehousing we were able add a new machine periodically over the past number of years, removing the need for a single large capital investment. 

We now have 3 Kardex vertical storage carousels at the shipping area. Having 3000 products close to hand speeds up the order picking hugely. Moving between machines takes seconds compared to long walks down the warehouse. 

Most importantly, with this efficient we can ship order quicker and with greater accuracy to our customers and our sales desk can now process orders later in the day."