Crocs Chooses Bastian Solutions for New Automated Distribution Center

The system will include AutoStore goods-to-person technology, conveyors, sortation, and Bastian's Exacta warehouse execution system.

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Crocs and its partners, including Bastian Solutions, break ground on the new fulfillment center.

Crocs Inc. has partnered with Bastian Solutions LLC for a new storage and fulfillment center in the Dayton, Ohio, area. The companies said the new facility, called “Saltwater,” will support Crocs' current and anticipated growth and will be one of the most automated facilities in the region.

At 750,000 sq. ft. (69,6773 sq. m), the new facility is the latest addition to Crocs’ growing Dayton-area campus and will bring its total operating footprint to more than 1.2 million sq. ft. (111,484 sq. m.). The casual footwear company is now hiring for positions across a variety of departments, including shipping, receiving, picking and packing.

Broomfield, Colo.-based Crocs has also invested in Chuck autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) from 6 River Systems Inc.

Bastian Solutions integrates multiple technologies

Bastian Solutions said its integrated system for Crocs includes goods-in receiving, AutoStore goods-to-person technology, overhead pouch-sortation conveyor, bulk parcel conveyor, returns processing, and tilt tray sortation. The system will be managed and integrated with Exacta warehouse execution system (WES) suite, said the company. 

“This system will be a true testament towards Crocs’ relentless pursuit of customer satisfaction,” stated Robert Humphry, manager of system sales at Bastian Solutions. “The facility design considered Crocs’ strategic business and growth plans over the next decade, and the system includes incredible flexibility that will allow Crocs to adapt to any changes in consumer buying, order profiles, seasonality, and even changes within Crocs’ product line.”

“As the facility will be capable of processing more than 40,000 units per hour during peak consumer demand, a highly accurate order-fulfillment engine such as Bastian Solutions’ Exacta WES was paramount for Crocs,” he added.

Bastian Solutions, a Toyota Advanced Logistics company, said it is a trusted supply chain integration partner committed to providing clients a competitive advantage by designing and delivering world-class distribution and production systems.

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Crocs and its partners, including Bastian Solutions, break ground on the new fulfillment center.

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