Educational Supplies Company
A leading Educational Supplies Company manage 10,000 lines of day-to-day products - anything from cleaning supplies to IT equipment - all used in offices, schools libraries and other local authority run establishments. To ensure their stores keep pace with the ever changing plans inherent to local government, they turned to Teccon.
A contact at the company stated "Our biggest constraint in our previous site was lack of floor space. We were forever breaking pallets down and double handling. Basically, we were running inefficiently because we hadn't got the space," he says.
Teccon used their experience and capability to provide a storage system that would meet all the requirements for the company’s new warehouse.
The 120,000 square ft warehouse, provided the company with greater warehouse capacity to cope with the increased workload generated by developments in procurement within local government.
Having invited 8 of the UK's leading suppliers to tender for the storage system, the company opted for the solution offered by Teccon.
Teccon designed a scheme to fully utilise the warehouse's 12m eaves height to provide 10,000 pallets positions of Dexion's Speedlock P90 pallet racking. P90 is a versatile adjustable pallet racking system, with a wide range of components and accessories, therefore, individual systems can be tailor-made to meet the clients precise requirements, which can also include the safe storage of non-palletised loads.
In addition to the pallet racking the company wanted a storage system for small products and to divide pick faces between fast & slow moving products - one reason why the company decided against an automated solution such as a carousel.
Teccon's solution was to build a 1300 square metre mezzanine floor and below it, 1100 bays (6 shelves to a bay) of Dexion's Hi280 shelving for small items. The mezzanine is intended for future developments, although it is currently being used as an area for consolidation and breaking bulk.