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Lee Valley Tools has launched a new automated micro-fulfillment centre in the Ottawa area.

Lee Valley Launches Automated Micro-Fulfillment Centre

Lee Valley Tools has launched a an automated micro-fulfillment centre in the Ottawa area.

Known as the Auto-Store, the centre condenses 36,000 square feet of picking locations into 6,000 sf and features 18,000 bin locations and 42 shuttles for product retrieval. The consolidation will free up space for more manufacturing activity, said the company. The new centre is located in Lee Valley’s 150,000-sf distribution warehouse in Carp, Ont.

“The opening of Auto-Store is more than a business decision; it’s a commitment to our roots here in Ottawa and prosperity for the Canadian economy,” said Jason Tasse, Lee Valley’s president and CEO, in a news release.

The modernized operations will enhance business operations and production during peak shopping periods, reduce handling times and increase order efficiency, said the company.

“By investing in manufacturing and automation, we are strengthening our foundation and helping employees with tasks that involve undesirable work like repetitive lifting and walking all day,” said Tasse.

Lee Valley is an Ottawa-based manufacturer, distributor and retailer.

Photo: CNW Group/Lee Valley Tools



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Monte Stewart serves as Content Director - Canada for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monte provides daily news coverage of major Canadian commercial real estate markets, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. He has written about the real estate sector for various media outlets and Avison Young since the early 2000s. In addition, he has covered sports, general news and business for several leading wire services and publications, including The Canadian Press, The Associated Press, The Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, Research Money, The Daily Oil Bulletin, Natural Gas World and The Toronto Star. Monte is active in his community as a youth basketball coach and raises funds for such charitable causes as Movember.

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