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Lyko Hair AB - eCommerce Trucks Provided Improved Work Environment

Lyko Hair AB founded its e-commerce business over ten years ago, and much has happened since the family business started. The corporation has today 400 employees, 40 shops with salons in Sweden and Norway and a stock of over 35,000 products. The corporation launched their own brand Lyko some years ago and and they have an annual growth of about 40%

 
The present solution with trucks and trolleys at Lyko Hair AB is a complete e-commerce solution that in total makes room for more than 1,000 plastic boxes for an efficient order picking.
 ”To move from manual trolleys to a solution with trucks and trolleys was natural for us and a change that improved the work environment for our employees. The change also provided the possibility to simultaneously handle many orders at once, which resulted in a more efficient order picking. Manual trolleys would never have worked with the development we had.” – Rickard Lyko, CEO at Lyko Hair AB.
The growing eCommerce requires efficient and flexible material handling, which Lyko Hair AB had to adjust to. What once was 70 various products for the corporation to manage, is today more then 20, 000. Their many trolleys are today transported by eCommerce trucks provided by Helge Nyberg AB to increase their efficiency. The trucks at Lyko Hair AB were sold through Helge Nyberg AB’s global partner Toyota Material Handling, under the brand name BT Movit.

Lyko.se, which is included within Lyko Hair AB, conducts eCommerce of beauty- and hair care products. The eCommerce business started in hairdressing salons, and when the products no longer fitted within the shelves, or when there was no time to pack them between customers, they moved their internet operations to a warehouse in Vansbro. Since then the company has used Ergobjörn trolleys from Helge Nyberg AB rolled on their floors. 

Growing eCommerce Creates Demands 
The growing eCommerce is evolving and when eCommerce becomes more of a habit for consumers, the demands on the logistics around it increase as well. Hence, Lyko Hair AB was in need of making their material handling even more efficient. “The strong growth made our manual picking too time consuming, says CEO Rickard Lyko. We were simply in need of a solution that helped us make our internal logistics
more efficient.

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" – The strong growth made our manual picking too time consuming. We were simply in need of a solution that helped us make our internal logistics more efficient.
Rickard Lyko, CEO

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Helge Nyberg AB was contacted and the present solution at Lyko Hair AB is now a complete solution that includes both trucks and trolleys for a more efficient order picking route. The trucks at Lyko Hair AB were sold through Helge Nyberg AB’s global partner Toyota Material Handling, under the brand
name BT Movit. 

Improved Work Environment for Employees
Today all goods are picked to trolleys that are connected to lean eCommerce trucks, and then wrapped with paper from packing machines before they are sent to the customers. Each product is scanned to ensure that customers receive the right products. It was a natural step for Lyko Hair AB to move from manual trolleys to a solution that combines both trucks and trolleys. The eCommerce trucks are easy to handle and the solution allows efficient order picking flow as well as the possibility to simultaneously handle many orders at once. The concept provides a significant difference for the work environment and for the employees. 

”We notice a very big difference, especially after the workday. I have more energy and I am no longer as tired as I was before, ” said Sofie, warehouse worker at Lyko Hair AB. The reduction of manual tasks pervades the whole corporation, and the well-being of the employees has increased significantly. 

”A healthy staff is the base of a strong corporation, and our work environment has improved. Thanks to a calmer atmosphere with less noise and ergonomic trucks the well-being of the staff has increased significantly, ” says Rickard Lyko.