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Wiggle “sorted” by CSL

30 June 2015

CSL have recently been awarded a major contract to supply a considerable pick/pack and sortation conveyor solution for UK based e-tailer Wiggle Ltd who are market leaders in cycling, swimming and running equipment and clothing. Wiggle have recently made the decision to relocate its main NDC from near their Head Office in Portsmouth up to a brand new 320,000sq ft. centrally located site in the West Midlands.


After a rigorous tender process, CSL’s ability to provide a well demonstrated solution including the latest 3D CAD Drawing software to help visualise the system as a lifelike representation in the new building, was key to meeting the brief and winning the contract.


The brief was to combine packed consignments from 3 pick/pack areas over 3 floor heights and sort them into 4 dispatch zones for separate carriers. The system needs to cope with up to 90 boxes per minute of varying sizes and weights from very small parts and clothing up to large boxes of bicycle wheels!


CSL designed and engineered a system in detail, which required a conveyor system 900mm wide to take into account the vast array of shapes and sizes of products and overcoming operational issues.


The project consists of zero line pressure (ZLP) accumulation roller conveyor for speed and non- contact accumulation, under roller belt conveyor for transit speed and standard parcel handling conveyor for other areas, as well as 2 x spiral lowerators.  CSL have integrated 12 x high speed switch sorters for the sortation process, together with an integrated controls system and 3 x state-of-the-art bar code scanning arrays.