Tele2 connects one of Europe’s most modern warehouses

Stockholm – Tele2 AB (“Tele2”) (Nasdaq Stockholm: TEL2 A and TEL2 B) is extending its collaboration with grocery company Axfood by building and maintaining a wireless network in the group’s new logistics facility. The wireless network will be used to connect robots, machines and other IT systems. The logistics centre currently being built by Dagab, Axfood’s procurement and logistics company, is one of Europe’s most modern hubs for achieving more effective and sustainable supply chains in grocery retail and e-commerce.

Axfood’s new mega-build in Bålsta, outside Stockholm, Sweden, is the equivalent in size to 14 football fields with 126 000 square meters of floor space and a ceiling height of 30 meters. The warehouse is the largest ever built in one stage in Sweden. Operations in Bålsta will supply grocery shops, e-commerce customers and the service trade in the Mälardalen region and further north. The facility will be highly automated with three different temperature zones and hold frozen, chilled and temperate goods.

It is pleasing for us at Tele2 to partner with one of Sweden’s largest grocery chains and to be part of their daily digital infrastructure. Few things are more exciting right now than seeing how our customers find new and innovative ways to make their operations more effective when we give them the opportunity through faster and more secure connectivity, says Sofia Ahlmark Hyvärinen, Sales Director at Tele2 B2B.

Tele2 will connect the new warehouse primarily through wireless Wi-Fi that will control hand scanners, forklift computers, cameras, alarms, solar energy plants, and more.

We are pleased that together with Tele2 we have found a future-proof solution for connectivity in our new logistics centre. The agreement with Tele2 means that we at Axfood can focus on further developing our operations at the same time as Tele2 contributes with its competencies in the secure, sustainable and stable operation of our network, says Pär-Olof Skåntorp, Head IT Operations at Axfood.

With Tele2’s Network As a Service, Axfood gets a sustainable loop for the use of technology. Tele2 is responsible for the re-use and recycling of old equipment to ensure that Axfood can continue to modernize in step with changing needs. In addition, good connectivity means that the warehouse gets a more secure and more resilient digitalised process with high warehouse availability which means lower risks for Axfood.

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