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Vanderlande Industries Awarded Material Handling Project at Urban Outfitters, Inc.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Urban Outfitters, Inc. has awarded Vanderlande Industries Inc. a design and build contract for the automated material handling system at their new fulfillment center located in Gap, PA. The new 1,000,000 sq ft facility will service their direct-to-consumer and wholesale channels.

The material handling system from Vanderlande Industries will utilize a hybrid concept featuring batch pick and mini-batches. The hybrid design allows for efficient processing of multichannel order fulfillment. Its flexible and scalable design will support future increases in demand and capacity, regardless of the order channel. Vanderlande’s CROSSORTER 700, CROSSORTER 1200, .M Conveyor and VISION Warehouse Control Software are highlights of the overall system.

Vanderlande Industries is providing a turnkey solution for the design, integration and installation of the automated system. Construction of the new distribution center is scheduled to commence in September 2014 with full building and system completion in June 2015. Urban Outfitters, Inc. has also contracted Vanderlande’s Customer Services to provide monthly preventative operations and maintenance services.

Ken McKinney, Executive Director of Logistics at Urban Outfitters, said, “We are looking forward to our third (and largest) project with the Vanderlande team. They have proven to be trusted, talented partners as we continue to develop our distribution and fulfillment network”.

About Urban Outfitters, Inc.
Urban Outfitters, Inc. is an innovative specialty retail company which offers a variety of lifestyle merchandise to highly defined customer niches through 225 Urban Outfitters stores in the United States, Canada, and Europe, catalogs and websites; 185 Anthropologie stores in the United States, Canada and Europe, catalogs and websites; Free People wholesale, which sells its product to approximately 1,400 specialty stores and select department stores, 86 Free People stores in the United States and Canada, catalogs and websites; 2 BHLDN stores and a website and 2 Terrain garden centers and a website, as of October 31, 2013. It operates distribution centers in Gap, PA, Trenton, SC and Reno, NV.

About Vanderlande Industries
Vanderlande Industries is a $1B leading global supplier of turnkey material handling systems for distribution, parcel and post, as well as baggage handling systems for airports. The company offers a complete solution from engineering and design to installation and operations and maintenance services. Vanderlande Industries offers more than 60 years of experience and ranks as the 5th largest material handling supplier in the world. Its North America headquarters is located in Atlanta, GA and serves the US, Canada and Mexico.

For more information contact Vanderlande Industries Inc at 770/250-2800, or visit

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