Big Kaiser’s parent company, Big Daishowa Seiki just completed a new logistics and distribution center that will help meet the growing demands of customers in Europe and around the world.
The state-of-the-art facility is a fresh addition to the five existing Big Daishowa factories on the Japanese island of Awaji. The 12,000 m² building currently has an inventory of 1’500’000 products comprising of 15,000 unique part numbers.
Takuya Ichii, CEO at Big Kaiser, said, “The scale of investment into logistics demonstrates our concerted effort and dedication to providing customers with the ‘right products at the right time’. This state-of-the-art warehousing facility will enable us to keep more items dedicated specifically for the European market, increasing stock availability and reducing shipping times in this key manufacturing region of the world.”
The new warehouse is highly automated and built upon the latest Industry 4.0 principles. It features an automated material handling system comprising of un-manned forklifts, inspection systems, and robotic stacking and packing of products on pallets for shipment – all operating under a barcode system. A vertical lift picking system takes full advantage of all available space, and a two-dimensional hand controller and voice guidance system eliminates picking errors.
“Big Kaiser produces premium grade products, and provides its customers with premium grade logistics and services,” concluded Takuya Ichii. The new building with its large, open plan layout and modern lobby is set to welcome many of the company’s business partners and demonstrate the exceptional level of precision, sophistication and cleanliness that the Big Daishowa Group maintains throughout all its channels and product lines.