Traka optimises The Body Shop’s operations

Traka lockers for the body shop

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The Body Shop has undertaken a transformative journey to revolutionise its operational landscape through the implementation of Traka’s solutions.

Recognising the importance of responsible resource management and the need for enhanced asset security, the company specialising in ethical and sustainable beauty products has strategically implemented customised Traka RFID locker solutions.

Strategic implementation for varied devices

According to the company, there are now three comprehensive Traka intelligent locker systems in place in the distribution centre, each catering to different devices crucial for day-to-day operations.

  • The first system employs Traka’s multi-bay cradle locker solution, managing 30 VoCollect voice-picking devices and Bluetooth headsets
  • The second accommodates 40 Falcon handheld scanners, efficiently organised by Traka’s specialist Asset Master Locker range with charging and battery points
  • The third system provides secure storage for a kit of equipment designed for forklift truck drivers, with each locker compartment containing a Falcon scanner, Radio and Printer
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A Falcon scanner, Radio and Printer

RFID Technology and TrakaWEB Software

These locker solutions come equipped with RFID asset detection and specialist TrakaWEB software.

This integration provides managers with instant audit control capability, allowing them to precisely track the removal and return times of physical devices.

The implementation eliminates manual control, ensuring increased accountability, traceability and fault logging, ultimately reducing downtime and enhancing operational efficiency.

Operational impact and increased productivity

Operating 24/7 to meet high demands, the distribution centre has experienced a notable positive impact on productivity.

By strategically placing locker solutions in two separate locations, staff can effortlessly access equipment in their work areas.

This eliminates the need for central locations and queues during shift periods, leading to improved productivity at the start and end of shifts.

Integrated access control and authorised usage

Traka has integrated its systems with existing Paxton Net 2 access control cards, minimising facility disruption during and after installation.

Access to different assets and equipment is strictly controlled, only granted to authorised personnel based on their job specifications and limited to one device or kit at a time.

“As simple and as quick as possible”

The Shift Manager responsible for the project commented: “To keep up with high demands, our distribution centre operates 24/7. 

“It is constantly evolving, driving new standards in design and use of technology to ensure our products reach our stores to meet our loyal customer demands.

“To operate at maximum capacity, we need to make it as simple and as quick as possible for authorised colleagues to not only gain access to the devices they need but also ensure they are operational and in good working order. 

“With the introduction of Traka, we have eliminated manual control, plus we have a complete audit on all devices that we can access from anywhere. 

“We have already noted increased accountability, traceability and fault logging, all coming together to reduce lost time and enhance operational efficiency.”

This collaborative effort resulted in a smoother and more efficient operation throughout the supply chain, aligning with The Body Shop’s commitment to ethical and sustainable business practices.

“Ensure vital time could be saved”

Lee Payne, Business Development Manager, Traka added: “The introduction of Traka systems to a global distribution centre such as The Body Shop demonstrates how simple process enhancements can make a significant difference. 

“From the initial brief through to implementation, we worked closely with the team to identify the exact requirements for each site and the accessibility needs for staff.

“We understood the need for curfew notifications, fault logging and careful authorised access control. 

“We planned with the team to separate out the systems into specific work areas and use the Traka orange to help the locker systems stand out, all to ensure vital time could be saved for staff and management.

“The result is a smoother, more efficient operation throughout the supply chain, helping The Body Shop continue its mission of delivering its best-loved ethical beauty products.”


Traka‘s intelligent equipment lockers and key management systems have been custom-designed to transform retail operations making them more efficient and enhancing safety and security for its employees and customers.

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