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Giant Tiger Plant Tour

November 15, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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As part of our 2020 theme of Industry 4.0, we are pleased to offer this Plant tour, which are very popular and fill up quickly so register now!!

Ottawa-based discount store brand Giant Tiger's newest distribution centre in Johnstown, Ontario has been operational for over 1 year. The centre supports 300 full-time employees, encompasses 600,000 square feet of land and has state-of-the-art warehouse robotics. Giant Tiger is even utilizing a Symbotic system of 210 autonomous robots that move freely up, down and across the racks of inventory at around 40 km an hour. There’s also a host of large robotic arms from the Montreal-based company Axium Inc. The arms work with the Sybotic system to unpack incoming pallets and build outgoing shipments. This system can pack denser and taller pallets compared to Giant Tiger’s pervious system. The company processes around 100 orders per day. The new distribution centre allows it to receive, pick, pack and ship orders within 24 hours. The new centre is strategically located close to the 401 corridor in Ontario to help the company save around $1 million on shipping per year.

Short presentation, then a ~2 hour tour. 

Safety shoes preferred, closed toe shoes are mandatory noting we will be using metal stairs.  No loose accessories due to proximity to robotics.
Photos allowed.  Bags to be left with security at front reception where we will gather.

Tickets

$10.00 Member

$5.00 Student

Giant Tiger Warehouse
1 Giant Tiger Blvd
Johnstown, ON k0E 1T1
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