(St. Louis, MO: October 7, 2005) FKI Logistex® (www.fkilogistex.com), a global leader in integrated material handling solutions, announces that it has won two contracts from consumer products company Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ: HELE: hotus.com). FKI Logistex will provide the material handling system for Helen of Troy's new 1.2 million square foot distribution center in Southaven, Mississippi, and an upgrade to the pick-to-light system at the company's existing El Paso, Texas distribution center.
Helen of Troy is a leading designer, developer and worldwide marketer of well-known brand-name personal care and household consumer products, including Revlon®, Sunbeam®, Vidal Sassoon®, Karina®, and Oxo®.
The new Southaven distribution center, scheduled for completion in February 2006, will include three multi-level pick modules featuring the FKI Logistex EASYpick® pick-to-light system and Accupass(TM) pick-and-pass conveyor, two EASYpick GoKart(TM) mobile picking units, a high-speed UniSort® sorter and a full quality assurance section. FKI Logistex will also integrate its EASYpick order fulfillment software with Helen of Troy's Oracle® warehouse management system.
At Helen of Troy's existing El Paso distribution center, FKI Logistex will upgrade the order fulfillment operations with a new EASYpick pick-to-light system scheduled to go live this month.
"The broad range of services available from FKI Logistex has allowed us to tap into a single source for all of our storage and pick media needs," says Omar A. Tovar, vice president, distribution and logistics, Helen of Troy. "FKI Logistex distribution technology has played an integral role in the success of our distribution endeavors."
"FKI Logistex is gratified by this opportunity to work with one of the world's leading consumer product companies," says Steve Ackerman, president, FKI Logistex North America. "We believe FKI Logistex material handling technology will allow Helen of Troy to continue its growth and expansion."
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