28 November 2019
manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, TouchStar Technologies, is pleased to
announce that Avon Freight Group, a leading 3PL, has selected TouchStar’s
TS8000 handheld mobile computers. The hardware upgrade follows a major
investment in Avon Freight Group’s IT and warehouse management systems. The new
devices will be utilised within the full spectrum of warehouse processes with
the objective of streamlining current operations.
In operation for over 40
year’s Avon Freight Group deliver cost-effective
and reliable freight, distribution and warehousing services. With
industry experience in a range of sectors from food and retail, through to
automotive and packaging, they pride themselves on the principle of continually
improving and exceeding customer expectations.
Avon Freight Group’s operation continues to grow, more recently, with
acquisition of a brand-new logistics centre, they continue to develop their
facilities and services to deliver the most streamlined solution for their
clients warehousing and logistics needs. The growth in operations was a key driver for Avon
Freight Group to upgrade their existing warehouse operations with a significant
investment being made in both the warehouse management systems and rugged hardware
utilised for RF barcode scanning. Emma Anderson, Head of Logistics at Avon Freight
Group comments, “Maintaining reliable, efficient and real time operations is
fundamental in exceeding expectations, both in the delivery of our service and
the flexibility of our operations. Not only was it important to have the most
up to date warehouse infrastructure in place, a key factor was also that they
provided the scalability to keep pace with our ongoing growth”.
TouchStar’s TS8000 rugged handheld was selected as Avon Freight
Group’s preferred hardware for the investment. With its rugged credentials,
from high impact polycarbonate plastics, metal alloy chassis and the use of
Sorbothane® rubber shock absorbers, the TS8000 provides an extremely reliable
solution within robust environments. The device upgrade is set to coincide with the rollout of a
new warehouse management system, Empirica, by Chess Logistics Technology. Coupled
with the advanced high-speed scanning capabilities of the TS8000, the WMS/Hardware
rollout is set to deliver real time operational benefits such as increased
accuracy, efficiency and productivity.
continues, “TouchStar provided a competitively priced and fully supported
solution. Not only that, upon the recommendation of Chess, we had the
confidence that we would be investing in a rugged solution that dovetailed with
our existing operations. We are looking forward to working in partnership with
TouchStar and Chess as we move towards the go live of the new system”.