Switzerland: FARMY, The Online Shop for Efood, deploys Scallog warehouse robots

26 January 2021

In view of its exponential growth (170% in 2020), Zürich-based online retailer FARMY has chosen Scallog’s Flexypick robotic solution to automate its logistics warehouse and help to deliver on its client promise: “fresh, organic produce delivered straight to your door” throughout Switzerland.

Scallog’s Flexypick solution made up of three order preparation stations, 115 mobile shelves and 12 BOBY robots is scheduled to be installed at Easter.

Paris, 26 January 2021 – As in France, Covid-19 and the restrictions are forcing the Swiss to change their consumption patterns and buy foodstuffs online. And they have a preference for purchasing sustainable goods securely, using contactless means. With a large selection of fresh, regional & organic produce and a wide range of more than 2000 items, as well as a low-emissions home delivery service, Farmy enjoyed unprecedented growth in 2020: a 170% increase in turnover from 9.5 million CHF to 26 million CHF, together with a significant increase in staff – 130 to 220 people.

In December 2020, Farmy chose Scallog’s Flexypick Goods-to-Person solution to automate part of its Zürich warehouse. This decision is in line with the Swiss online retailer’s strategy, making quality a top priority. The result will be increased speed, productivity and security in intralogistics operations, keeping its products fresh, making work less arduous for operators and delivering healthy, environmentally friendly and sustainable food products to consumers on a “just-in-time basis”. 

Farmy’s COO Alexandre Baboux points out the reasons for choosing Scallog’s automated solution :

«”Our focus on productivity quickly led us to reflect on the automation of our intralogistics, the aim being to reduce the walking time of our picking operators and optimise the management of our storage. As a start-up with a great deal of growth potential, our interest has focused on a flexible and scalable system, that we could easily extend or even move to a different site. »

He went on to say:

« While a number of larger companies on the market snubbed us at the start of our search because we were just a start-up, Scallog immediately showed interest in helping us. They conducted a detailed study, listening to our requirements by creating several iterations based on our growth, which has recently been boosted by the pandemic. So, we decided to select Scallog to help us automate our operations; teams were mobilized and the project is launched . »

Caroline Dumas, Scallog’s International Business Manager add :

« It is a real pleasure to support Farmy, a startup focused on sustainable development, “organic and fresh products on the doorstep” in its impressive growth by equipping it with our Goods to Person system. Our common approach, flexibility, empathy, responsiveness, pragmatism, quickly led to contracting and to launch the project. This new customer based in Switzerland fits perfectly into our European development strategy and in particular DACH region: Germany, Austria and Switzerland. »