Overview

Client: Conveyor Networks

Industry: Warehousing

Services: Advise and implement a virtualised server hardware infrastructure to run software from Conveyor Network’s associate business, imio Software Solutions

Challenge

Conveyor Networks were tasked with delivering an automated picking and packing system within pet retailer, Pets at Home’s Northampton distribution centre, where online orders are fulfilled. Highstream was brought on board to advise on and implement a virtualised server hardware infrastructure as a platform to run software from Conveyor Network’s associate business, imio Software Solutions.

Solution

We recently partnered with warehousing automation supplier, Conveyor Networks, on an exciting project that they delivered for Pets at Home. In order to support them with this project, Highstream was brought on board to advise on and implement a virtualised server hardware infrastructure as a platform to run software from Conveyor Network’s associate business, imio Software Solutions.  We delivered the specification, procurement, build and installation of the servers within the warehouse.

Conveyor Networks’ system includes conveyor modules, packing machinery, automated label print / apply and intelligent routing and sorting.  To support this, Highstream’s servers provide the foundation for imio’s MFC (Material Flow Control) software which interfaces between the PLC control system and Pets at Home’s host Warehouse Management System, giving real-time operational visibility and tracking capability.

We now support Conveyor Networks, and by extension Pets at Home, through our support desk, ensuring that everything continues to run as smoothly as possible so that they can continue distributing stock around the country.

Rebecca McAulay, Marketing Manager at Conveyor Networks, said: “The Highstream team have been brilliant to work with during the entirety of this project. In order for us to implement the software necessary to facilitate the automation of the Pets at Home warehouse, it was necessary to update their IT infrastructure.

“Paul and the team were total professionals; knowledgeable and efficient in getting the job done so that we could install the software. Thanks to all the team for their work!”