Teleca Modernizes Warehouse Operating System for IKEA in Switzerland

MALMO, SWEDEN


STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 21, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Teleca's automation group Benima has been selected to perform the thorough modernization of the control systems for the central warehouse for Switzerland, Italy and Austria that IKEA Lager und Service AG operates in Itingen. The assignment was given to Teleca for its competence and experience of similar projects.

The automated high-rack system handles incoming goods from delivery point to its destination in the depot and the reverse for outgoing goods. The decision to modernize the Warehouse Operating System involves the upgrade and replacement of systems and components for the control of the transport systems.

Benima is responsible for replacement of the stock management and flow of material system, programmable controllers, positioning system and drive system. Furthermore, Benima is responsible for all programming and also implementation of the communication between the systems, both TCP/IP over Ethernet to the management system and wireless communication with the cranes.

Teleca is undertaking this project in partnership with Sigma who is the prime contractor with responsibility for the overall project.

"We are happy for the confidence and we see this project as a step in our expansion in Europe," said Tore Helgeson, responsible for the business unit Automation in Teleca.

Teleca is a world-class supplier of software engineering services for advanced systems, electronic equipment and applications. Our business concept is to strengthen our customer's market position and time-to- market. This is achieved by providing professional teams with specialist technical expertise, working in partnership with development-intensive companies world-wide.

Teleca is listed on the O-list of the Stockholm Exchange. We have more than 1,200 employees and development offices throughout Europe (www.teleca.com).

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