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 [...]
From advising on a new unit, to designing the layout, installing the racking and integrating picking & chilled storage areas, 4K’s work
has made them a much valued, long-term business partner of this prestigious hamper business.
Supplying many of the major shipping companies based at the Port of Southampton, we're delighted to see them working flat out! It's clear that the demand for the contract hire of forklifts, particularly those at the heavier end of the materials handling spectrum, is as healthy today as it has been in a long time. [columnize]Of course there have been some great initiatives, such as the joint initiative to improve connectivity between Southampton and the Isle of Wight, to help unlock the potential on both sides of the Solent. There's also been fantastic investment by the owners, ABP, which is clearly paying off, [...]
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 [...]