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Growing online trade with automotive parts

ATP expands E-Commerce logistics center with WITRON

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Parkstein/Pressath. ATP Auto-Teile-Poellath GmbH, a company specialized in the online distribution of automotive spare parts as well as wear and tear parts, is responding to the rapidly growing online demand for automotive parts and consequently will expand its automated E-Commerce distribution center in Pressath. WITRON Logistik + Informatik GmbH from Parkstein (Germany) will again be the general contractor for logistics for the upcoming expansion of ATP. The company already designed and implemented ATP's state-of-the-art logistics center that started productive use in 2013. The modular expansion based on the predicted business development of ATP was already taken into consideration when the original overall concept was implemented and is going to start productive use in 2016.  

ATP is an internet retailer specialized in offering automotive items and automotive wear and tear parts via the online shop and several internet portals. High quality products at competitive prices with high availability and fast delivery are the core competencies of the enterprise. ATP currently supplies more than one million customers throughout Europe with an assortment of some 700,000 different products, two numbers that are constantly growing. The goal is to provide all customers with next day home delivery if they order by 3:00 PM. It is also possible to pick up the items directly at the distribution center.  

Through the integration of four multi-functional pick and pack workstations as well as two additional AS/RS aisles with 14,400 storage locations, the tote warehouse will be expanded to a total of nine aisles, 65,000 storage locations, and twelve pick workstations. An Order Consolidation Buffer ensures the optimal consolidation of large- and small-volume items that have been picked for one customer order in different logistics areas. Conveyor systems and an additional telescopic loading station will supply the packages directly and fully automatically into the dispatch trailer. The highly dynamic system will be able to supply up to 10,000 packages per day.  

Both companies, ATP and WITRON are regarded as the flagship company in the Northern Upper Palatinate region of Germany. Due to its expansion strength and innovative capacity, the owner-run enterprise, ATP, was one of "Bavarias Best 50 companies" in 2012 and 2015 - the prize has been awarded by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs.