Swisslog Chosen by Hat World to Install State-of-the-Art Omni-Channel Order Fulfillment and Storage System

Global provider of integrated logistics solutions deploys Click&Pick® Goods-to-Person system to support continued sales growth and ensure fast and accurate order fulfillment

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Hat World, Inc. has commissioned Swisslog to install a state-of-the-art Omni-channel order fulfillment and storage system, at its central distribution center in Indianapolis, IN. Swisslog will provide its Click&Pick® Goods-to-Person solution, which will be fully integrated into the existing facility by year-end 2014.

The LIDS Sports Group, operating within Hat World, Inc., is comprised of the LIDS retail headwear stores, the LIDS Locker Room specialty fan retail chain, the LIDS Clubhouse retail stores, the LIDS Team Sports wholesale team sports business and the Internet businesses,,,,, and The Click&Pick solution will increase storage capability and throughput within the existing facility, while supporting all of these distribution channels. The core part is comprised of storage for 100,000 SKUs served by robots with highly efficient goods-to-person pick functionality.

Comments Tony DeFrench, Vice President of Operations, "This project will support our continued sales growth and ensure fast, accurate order fulfillment to our stores, 3rd party partners and direct E-Commerce customers. At the same time, it will provide us the ability to maximize our operational efficiency with reduced inventory investment."

"We are very proud to receive this commitment for our Click&Pick solution from a company with such an outstanding brand presence as the Lids Sports Group," adds Markus Schmidt, SVP of Swisslog. "This confirms our view that Click&Pick will transform the solution landscape for Omni-Channel automation through a combination of speed, flexibility, storage density and sustainability."


Markus Schmidt

Senior Vice President

Swisslog Logistics, Inc.

161 Enterprise Dr.

Newport News, VA 23603

Phone 866-732-8351

About Swisslog:

Swisslog ( is a global provider of integrated logistics solutions for warehouses, distribution centers and hospitals. Its comprehensive services portfolio ranges from building complex warehouses and distribution centers to implementing Swisslog's own software to intra-company logistics solutions for hospitals. Swisslog's solutions optimize customers' production, logistics and distribution processes in order to increase flexibility, responsiveness and quality of service while minimizing logistics costs. With years of experience in the development and implementation of integrated logistics solutions, Swisslog provides the expertise that customers in more than 50 countries around the world rely on.

With North American operations located in Newport News, Virginia and Global Headquarters in Buchs/Aarau, Switzerland, Swisslog currently employs over 2000 staff in 20 countries worldwide.

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