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Lean Manufacturing

At the heart of most things we buy as consumers, is the process of manufacturing. Whether you’re manufacturing in the pharmaceutical, engineering, electrical, automotive, clothing or food industries, we can keep things flowing.

For those working in this industry, the need for efficient storage solutions is a daily challenge. The overall aim is to reduce error rate, improve ergonomics and work flow, maintain optimum productivity levels, and have a well-organized environment for each processing stage.

Since manufacturing activity is often a multi-stage process, storage problems rarely have a single solution. Different stages of the process may require different storage methods, which combined, create a well-organized operation – and we can deliver them.

Along with any shelf life issues or requirements, we can help you determine the storage method most suitable for you:

Palletized goods

  • Pallet Racking – offering static, automated & mobile-design options
  • Pallet Shuttle or Drive-In – most suitable for bulk storage
  • Static or Mobile Pallet Racking – ideal for heavier or palletized goods
  • Extensive accessories range – to tailor your storage solution
  • All suitable for chilled environments

Small goods storage

Our shelving range is ideal for small part storage:

  • Single tier, Multi-tier or Mobile-shelving options available
  • Galvanized finish for increased durability, especially outdoor environments
  • Extensive range of accessories to customize your solution

Long goods

Cantilever Racking is ideal for longer or odd-shaped goods:

  • Available in galvanized or painted finish
  • Range of arm lengths available
  • Suitable for outdoor use or for a roof

Finished Goods Storage

The packaging, storage and dispatch of manufactured items are the final challenges in the manufacturing process. Is it a direct dispatch to a customer or made for stock? Depending on the dimensions and weight along with any shelf life issues, we can help you determine the storage method most suited for your requirements.

Generally, the finished goods storage solutions are similar to those associated with raw material storage:

  • Pallet Racking – the most common method of pallet storage. Perfect if you have a finished goods warehouse in any manufacturing environment where your goods are palletized prior to shipping.
  • Pallet Shuttle / Drive In – by removing access lanes, this allows you to load and retrieve goods from the front face and is the perfect answer for bulk-storage challenges.
  • Pallet Flow / Pallet Racking – ideal for FIFO operation; providing automatic stock rotation and fast access to goods. Perfect for storage of goods with a high turnover.
  • Shelving – ideal for the storage of small goods and non-palletized items, with an extensive range of accessories.
  • Cantilever – ideal for the storage of longer goods with a range of light or heavy-duty arms available.

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Industries

With vast experience, strong heritage and global network, it’s no surprise our range of specialist storage solutions has evolved to suit almost all industries.

3PL

Third Party Logistics

If you’re operating a 3PL company, you need optimum storage solutions to guarantee the speed, flexibility and safety of your stored products.

Automotive Industry

Automotive

Our automotive workshop solutions are based on our Hi280 shelving system, which integrates various storage accessories for different components into a single storage system.

Food & Drink Industry

Food & Drink

Work in the Food & Drink industry? You’ll no doubt be under continual pressure to maximise your available space. Need a guiding hand?

eCommerce Industry

eCommerce

If you operate a business in this sector, then you know how crucial it is to offer short delivery times, have a low error rate and provide excellent service levels without exception.

Pharmaceutical Industry

Pharmaceutical

If you have various requirements for safety, traceability, hygiene and temperature, then this will often result in a demand for a custom-made storage solution.

Garage & Workshop

Garage & Workshop

When it comes to finding the right storage solution for your garage or workshop; the determining factor is always to find a system that’s economic and ergonomic.

Building Products

Building Products

If you work in the building products industry, you’ll know well the challenges. Storing a number of various-sized, often heavy products, whilst also displaying them for sale.

Fish Industry

Fishing

The challenges faced by the fishing industry mean you need storage solutions that are easily adaptable, and that provide quick access in a fast-moving environment.

Garment/Clothing

Simple, streamlined ordering procedures; effective return routines, and a consistent and well-functioning logistics system – all essential for business success.