With a successful business model and many interested customers, Nowaste chose Catena to build a high-bay facility adjacent to its major warehouse at Tostarp in Helsingborg. The initiative was partly speculative and contracts had not been signed with all customers when construction began. Today, the high-bay warehouse is one of the most
modern e-commerce warehouses in the Nordic countries. The 11,000 square metre facility houses 105 automated shuttles (OSR), picking stations, delivery bays and parcel sorting. When clothing companies Polarn o. Pyret and Brothers became contracted customers for the state-of-theart terminal, the urgency and pressure increased to complete construction and install the IT and automation systems in the building. Moving goods and establishing procedures are demanding tasks – and the objective was unequivocal – everything had to be ready by Black Friday. With strong collaboration between Nowaste as the client and Catena as the project manager, all suppliers were given a common platform to work from and it was possible to open the high-bay warehouse ahead of schedule, with all functions fine-tuned, in time.Accordingly, the project was completed in record time, taking just 12 months from signing to the commencement of operation.