Traka drives standards at the distribution centre for leading supermarket

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Traka’s innovative key and equipment management solutions have been installed at a new national distribution centre for a top-four UK supermarket.

The new distribution centre fulfils orders for the superstore’s chain across all channels, including wholesale, online and retail.  On average, it deals with 2.4million cases per week, which can grow to 3.1 million at peak periods.

Traka’s intelligent key management and biometric locker solutions were installed to improve efficiency and reduce the risk of asset loss.  The lockers also present instant access for authorised personnel to fault reporting and audit control capability.

Speaking about the need for key management, a representative of the chain said: 

To keep up with demands, our distribution centres are constantly growing and evolving, driving new standards in design and use of technology to ensure our products get to our customers on time, in full.


For the warehouse to operate at maximum capacity, we try to make it as simple as possible for authorised colleagues to gain total control of assets, with full traceability at all times.  Traka added value, not only in providing a solution to meet our current needs but also a future-proof system with an opportunity to network and build, as our operational requirements continue to grow.”

On-site, Traka’s L-Touch key cabinets have been installed, which are specifically designed for larger organisations with a high key turnover.  Three further locker systems with biometric access have been added to enhance security and ensure only authorised ‘fingerprint assigned’ personnel can operate assets at any given time.

As with all Traka solutions, audit control capability across key cabinets and equipment locker solutions presents instant traceability and reporting.  The teams also benefit from fault logging against items that have been returned with access rights restricted to prevent further damage, wasted time or injury until the issue is resolved.

Steve Bumphrey, UK Sales Director added: 

Being and maintaining a position as one of the top four retailers in the UK places an enormous responsibility on logistics teams to perform every minute of every day, with no margin for confusion or delay.  We saw first-hand the extent of the challenge and dedication to meet customer needs.  As such, we installed solutions that could make an instant difference and add value, with the ability to grow and meet ongoing requirements for long-term efficiency and productivity.”

Whilst systems are currently installed on a standalone basis, the logistics team at the leading supermarket is currently investigating networking opportunities to integrate Traka technology seamlessly into everyday operations, across the extensive site for the benefit of staff and visitors.