A member of our review team will conduct an initial survey of your materials handling processes. We'll look at your whole operation, review what's effective and what isn't, and suggest the areas which could be made more efficient through new technology, training, better use of materials handling or simple procedural changes.
Due to considerable expansion of their Swindon operation, and following recent work to improve the current pallet racking, 4K Systems were recently asked by David Hathaway Transport to consider how best to use available floor space. Our proposal has added 1,000 additional pallet locations, with the costs also kept to a minimum by using high quality refurbished pallet racking. This saved considerable cost and reduced lead times. The family-run transport business has been pounding the motorways for over 35 years and is very proud of its investment in technology and infrastructure, including the modern pallet storage warehouse. The narrow-aisle racking at their Bristol warehouse can [...]
Following our successful fit out of their new warehouse in 2012 and the further expansion of the business, we were delighted to be awarded a contract to plan and provide new pallet racking for a second warehouse for Elevator Services Direct. The Bristol and Manchester-based escalator refurbishment & cleaning service are on the up following a busy year helping customers throughout the UK, from Sheffield, to Solihull, London to,er, Dublin! ESD have been in the lift and escalator business for over 25 years, with their core management coming from some of the UK's leading manufacturers such as OTIS and KONE. Established as a stand-alone company in [...]
We're currently helping our friends at Wasdell Packaging completely re-organise their newly acquired pallet warehouse in Burnley. Following the purchase of pharmaceutical contract packaging business, Qualiti, Wasdell MD, Martin Tedham, got in touch to see if we could improve and increase the storage capacity from its current 360 pallet locations. After 3 options were considered, taking the total number to 700, 850, or 1,000 pallet locations. The team decided on our solution to provide 850 locations, utilising all of the existing pallet racking and providing new racking to help give the extra capacity. We started the work on the project just 10 days after receiving the [...]
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If you are involved in the safety of your warehouse, you are required under Health & Safety legislation to have any storage equipment checked for defects on a regular basis. Racking should be formally assessed on an annual or bi annual basis by a competent person. Factors to be considered on this assessment include the systems overall safety and suitability for the environment in which it is installed, and the products stored, as well as highlighting damage in need of repair. An annual inspection generally costs between £200 & £1,200 dependant on the overall size or complexity of the system [...]