Case / Kolonial.no
Kolonial.no was able to implement a fleet of robust & flexible carts.
Kolonial.no started in 2013 intending to deliver the best customer experience when grocery shopping online. Today they are Norway’s largest online supermarket, they have been the fastest-growing company within their segment. That kind of growth also comes with significant challenges in intralogistics, operating an efficient distribution center for a well-sorted online supermarket, while setting high standards at reaching their goal of creating the best customer experience possible.
Kolonial.no is transporting a wide variety of products.
Kolonial.no was facing the known challenge of everchanging products. Every transport could contain different sized and weighted products, which put pressure on the material handling carts. The industrial carts that Kolonial.no had been using were somewhat flexible in the way that you could change the spacing between the shelves on the carts. But they were not robust enough for all the products that they needed to transport.
Further, Kolonial.no’s aisles were not big enough to turn around the carts easily. Through collaboration between FlexQube’s engineers and the development team at Kolonial.no, customized material handling carts were created. To be able to configure an existing design made it possible to adapt the carts to Kolonial.no’s facility prerequisites, and not the other way around.
FlexQube was able to help Kolonial.no implement a fleet of robust but still flexible carts in their facility quickly. To make the implementation as fast as possible, we decided together to send the carts unassembled. Sending unassembled carts saved time in delivery and made it possible to get the carts up and running, and further create a smoother internal process, faster.