Apparel industry

DFT has been developing logistics solutions for apparel manufacturers and the apparel retail since 1954. Originally, fabric cuts were delivered to sewing workstations and the finished dresses, skirts, coats, shirts, costumes and suits were transported to the storage area or outgoing goods department via the hanger. DFT has developed and installed conveyor belts and overhead conveyor technology worldwide for this earlier requirement. Starting at the turn of the century, the apparel industry increasingly switched from hanging garments to flat folded goods. Fashion itself and “business casual” style also supported this trend. DFT has always picked up on these trends and translated them into suitable logistics solutions for the apparel industry.

Apparel industry

Logistical solutions for hanging goods (GoH)

Hanging garments on hangers is a very special logistical challenge. DFT has been mastering this specialty since 1954 with the aim of mapping the complete process from goods receipt to storage, order picking and goods out. This has resulted in an extensive portfolio of products for warehouse technology in the hanging goods sector, which has been optimized through many projects.

Logistical masterpiece in the flat-packed goods sector

Since the beginning of 2000, DFT has been involved in the efficient logistical handling of flat-folded goods in the fashion industry. From split-tray sorters to pocket sorters, tried and tested solutions have been developed that have been installed in many projects worldwide and are still in operation today. To this day, DFT’s focus is on high-volume throughput and high system reliability. There are just few fashion brands in Europe that have not become DFT customers over the years. New brands from North and South America have been added in recent years and long-standing existing customers from Europe have successfully implemented further projects with DFT.

Decathlon - EcoPocket® fulfillment with high throughput

DFT product portfolio in the field of logistics solutions for the apparel industry

AutoPocket®

AutoPocket® is a new innovative intralogistics solution in the pocket system segment for sequencing and sorting of eCommerce and store supply tasks.

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AutoPocket®

EcoPocket®

DFT's EcoPocket® system consolidates streams of items from storage locations, sequences order items and intelligently controls them for the packaging process.

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EcoPocket®

EcoFlow™

Powerful and intelligent in transport and sequencing of hanging garments (GOH). The adapter system can be combined with DFT's pocket system EcoPocket®

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EcoFlow™

GarmentFlow®

The GarmentFlow® system conveys, separates and picks clothes hangers in high volumes and with high throughput.

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GarmentFlow®

Split-Tray Sorter

The Split-Tray Sorter (Bomb Bay Sorter) is ideal for high-throughput eCommerce and store sorting tasks and is designed to process a wide range of item sizes.

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Split-Tray Sorter