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Discover how Monoprix harnessed the Exotec® Skypod system to create the world’s first carbon-neutral logistics center, achieving a 40% reduction in picking and storage areas while processing up to 940 bins per hour.

About Monoprix

Monoprix is one of France’s largest retail chains offering grocery, fashion, beauty, and home goods at more than 700 stores as well as online.

The Challenge

When it came time for Monoprix to design its newest 100,000 m2 logistics headquarters in Moissy, France, choosing an energy-efficient and high-performing order fulfillment system was paramount. The fast-growing retailer had established a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by half while achieving omnichannel growth in delivering orders to stores and online customers throughout western Europe. This included nearly 45 million parcels per year! To achieve this audacious goal, Monoprix needed a solution at the forefront of sustainable innovation.

The Skypod System Solution

RobotsPicking StationsReplenishment StationsStorage BinsSystem CapacityRack HeightSystem Footprint
375140,23094010.25 m
(33.6 ft)
1,790 m²
(19,270 ft2)

Key Results

1. Improved Efficiency

  • Lightweight robots consume significantly less energy than traditional, complex automation systems, aiding Monoprix in its goal to achieve carbon neutrality
  • 40% reduction in picking and storage areas
  • System installed in just nine months with minimal interruption to ongoing operations
  • RFID management seamlessly integrated by Exotec provides easy tracking and accuracy of in-bound and out-bound inventory
  • Robot rentals enabled smooth and capex-efficient handling of sales peaks

2. Enhanced Performance

  • Picking productivity increased by more than 40%, enabling cut-off times for next day delivery to be prolonged by 2-3 hours
  • Ability to access any SKU in the system within two minutes to service urgent order requests for fast shipping

“It is not only a question of better selecting the products we sell, but also of acting on the way we store and transport them. With this carbon-neutral warehouse and the Exotec solution, Monoprix is asserting itself as a pioneer in logistics.”
– Jean-Paul Mochet, Chairman, Monoprix Group

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