New system arrives

Evolve Automation, the Leicester-based industrial robotics specialist is introducing a dynamic warehouse management system to the UK which, says the company, brings end-to-end systemisation, visibility and control to warehouse and logistics operations across most market sectors.


Called CORAX and developed by Dutch WMS experts Davanti Warehousing, the market-proven SaaS (software as a service) solution is fully cloud and web-based with an integrated mobile app and the flexibility to handle 1000 to 100,000 pallets.

P&O Ferrymasters is already using CORAX at two of its warehouse distribution hubs, the most recent being for its new 231,000 sq. ft. distribution centre located within DP World London Gateway – the deep-sea port and logistics park.

P&O Ferrymasters was looking for an accessible WMS that could be implemented quickly and that could keep pace with the company’s growth. To this end, CORAX is a SaaS product which can easily be scaled up and down so that as the company grows, CORAX grows with it. Furthermore, being a scalable product, no IT infrastructure or servers are required.

In keeping with P&O Ferrymasters’ Port-Centric strategy – to ensure end-to-end supply chains are increasingly efficient and effective with direct access to a central hub linking rail, road, deep sea and short sea – operations at the London Gateway P&O Centre, require constant and precise management.

Accordingly, CORAX is centrally managed and for P&O Ferrymasters, provides complete control of up to 20,000 mixed pallets, destined for literally hundreds of separate onwards journeys. Constant, automatic updates keep all parties informed and the system is both secure and sustainable. Furthermore, the elimination of paperwork and physical inventories saves time and cuts administration.