How Nelson Schoenen optimised four logistical streams with just one machine

Added on March 27th 2019
Nelson Schoenen BV, with its 140 stores (90 proprietary stores and 50 brand stores), is one of the largest shoe retailers in the Netherlands. A central warehouse in Hoofddorp is responsible for supplying all these stores – as well as for stocking the online channels. In this case study, logistics coordinator Arjan Boonstra explains how Nelson Schoenen optimised the logistical processes in this warehouse with the help of an OptiSorter sorting machine.

We welcome you to our stand at LogiMat2019

Added on March 14th 2017
We are ready for LogiMat 2019, come and visit us at stand 5B31. Optimus will be showcasing; - The new Vertical Optisorter, a sorter which minimizes the use of warehouse space but still has all the benefits of a standard sorter. - The latest sorter developments and references for Retail, E-commerce and Postal & Parcel. You are most welcome to visit our stand, we hope to see you during LogiMat2017 for coffee and a chat.  

Optimus Sorters extends Durlinger Shoes Optisorter

Added on October 13th 2016
The merger between Durlinger Shoes and Shoetime begin 2016, had significant consequences for the intralogistics of both companies. The two different warehouses from both companies and their stock were recently integrated in the existing warehouse of Shoetime in Panningen.   Because of this merger Optimus Sorters extended the Optisorter from Durlinger Shoes which was installed in 2012 from 60 exits to 85 exits. Both Durlinger Shoes and Shoetime’s 79 stores are supplied from the warehouse in Panningen.   The sorter improves the picking and the sorter process by ease and time. “When manually processing there are seven steps from the moment the shoes arrive at the warehouse. In addition to unpacking, you should for example also sort to size, counting, pricing, storting, picking, scanning and place into containers”. When using a sorter there are only three steps from the moment the shoes arrive at the warehouse. The boxes are unpacked and put to the sorter, after the boxes have been sorted at storelevel they are placed into containers. The boxes which don’t need to go to the stores just yet, are also sorted out and go through a separate link to the warehouse for replenishment.   Another advantage of the sorter is that picking for replenishment doesn’t need to happen per shop but all the boxes can be picked randomly mixed together, with huge saving on distances and pickingtme. The sorter arranges that all products are send to the exit of the right store.

Böwe Systec Acquires Majority Share in Optimus Sorters

Added on July 11th 2016
BÖWE SYSTEC GmbH, a company of the Lübeck-based Possehl Group, has acquired 70% of the shares in Optimus Sorters Holding B.V. based in Beuningen/The Netherlands. Optimus Sorters is a medium-sized company specializing in designing, developing and manufacturing sorting and conveyor systems for the logistics and postal industry (see feature, Logistics Business, May 2016). Other key customer industries are retail, wholesale and e-commerce. Since its foundation in 2007, Optimus Sorter has grown continuously and profitably. Most recently, the company’s 25 employees generated annual sales of around 11 million Euros.

Optimus Sorters has moved!

Added on April 28th 2016
We are happy to announce that we have now moved to a brand new facility in Beuningen, The Netherlands. We spent the previous five years in a facility about a couple of miles away from our new location. Our old facility served us well, and we made great memories and achievements there, but we couldn't be more excited about our new space.   You can find the new facility at: Platinawerf 18, 6641 TL Beuningen, The Netherlands. Large warehouse shipments must be sent to the old location untill 13-05-2016. Our phonenumber and email will not change. +31 (0)24 345 1760 and email 

Thank you for visiting us at Logimat 2016

Added on March 24th 2016
Logimat 2016, has come to an end and we are happy to say that this year's Logimat was a succesfull and an inspiring exhibition. Optimus Sorters showed the latest features and the modularity of the OptiSorter. Detailed were the wide range of different tray sizes possible with this Sorter. A new sorter type was shown:  the FlatSorter. this is an improved high speed “Bomb-bay” sorter, which uses a unfold and drop system instead of using a push system. This system is used for Fashion applications were articles can be sorted directly below the sorter into the carton or tote. The FlatSorter uses the same driving system as the Optisorter. We appreciate and would like to thank everybody who visited our stand. We hope to see you again on the Logimat in 2017. Need more information about our sorters or upcoming events? Click the links below or contact us. - The OptiSorter - The FlatSorter - Upcoming events

Sorter for Libri Germany operational

Added on January 14th 2016
Libri in Germany has succesfully implemented an OptiSorter in their Distribution Centre. The OptiSorter sorts E-fulfilment orders by postal code for Deutsche Post and DHL to deliver.

Introduction of new website

Added on January 4th 2016
We wish you a healthy and successful 2016. Please check our new website which is active since the beginning of  2016.
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