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Warehouse automation


Modern retail and manufacturing supply chains are a challenging and complicated mix of tradition and digital innovation. With consumer behaviours evolving rapidly, warehouse automation can facilitate a more agile and effective response to logistical challenges.

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How can we help your business?

Our extensive experience of both automation and supply chain operations means we can advise on the varying levels of automation that could improve your service and help reduce costs.


Broad range of solutions

Our automation specialists are skilled in helping you understand the full potential of any automated solution and assisting with the evaluation of the best options.

Point automation: Modular technology which can be easily deployed which includes automated guided vehicle systems, auto loading & off loading and robotics.

Semi automation: Integrated mechanism which can enable layer picking, garment handling and high density storage and retrieval systems.  

Full automation: Purpose built bespoke solutions allowing integrated eFulfilment, automated picking systems and high bay automation.


Support through design and implementation

Our operational knowledge of the supply chain enables us to advise you on the most effective automation solution for your specific requirements.

Working with you to continually enhance and optimise operations, our team of specialists will support you through planning, design and implementation. Our specialist management team will then safely operate your automated warehouse.



Wincanton works independently with a range of equipment and technology providers to bring the very latest and best solutions for our customers. 

The value we bring is from gaining a deep understanding of your challenges from both a commercial and operational point of view and selecting the right tools and technology to deliver the results you need.

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Related markets


Working across the grocery industry, with both the major retailers and manufacturers, we are perfectly positioned to facilitate collaboration between the two.

Consumer goods

Complete supply chain logistics for manufacturers of pet stuff, household goods, personal care, consumer electronics, toys and apparel.

Why choose Wincanton?

Put simply, our ambition is to be recognised as the best in our chosen markets, with a reputation for delivering service excellence and value to our customers every day. Through our experience, we know that every logistics solution is different. We work closely with our customers to understand their markets so that we can tailor solutions that fit their specific requirements and suit their brand.

People transition

Wincanton has gained considerable expertise of transferring multiple sites across complex geographies and built excellent relationships with a number of trade unions. We use a tried and tested approach to TUPE, which ensures colleagues are transferred with respect and integrity, supported by an open communication process.

Health and safety

We help our people to support our customers by delivering the highest standards in safety. Our priority is to safeguard the well-being of our people, our customers and the wider public through ongoing health and safety education at every level of the business.

IT services

Wincanton has created an in-house IT team responsible for product and services deployment and technology management with well proven and established corporate governance processes.

How can we help?

Have a supply chain question, need some help, just want a chat? Contact Wincanton today.