Continuous growth and the need to maintain high service levels encouraged a corporate office supplies specialist to refurbish their existing building rather than relocate to a new facility.

 

1. Rapid Response to customer's warehouse needs

Customer:

Major Office Stationery Supplier

Location:

Rosebery, Sydney, New South Wales

Background:

Continuous growth and the need to maintain high service levels encouraged a corporate office supplies specialist to refurbish their existing building rather than relocate to a new facility.

Special Requirements:

OH&S issues were very important to the customer and provision was made for clearly marked pedestrian walkways throughout the racking system. The racking was also designed to fit around existing fire doors. Installation was completed within a critical timeline.

Storage Requirements:

The company's brief to Storage Ideas was to optimise the number of storage locations, whilst improving order picking performance.


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2. Our Storage Solution

The new Colby Selective Pallet Racking extends 6m high to give five levels of pallet storage, where previously there had been wasted space at the top of the building. Storage Ideas' modular shelving was also utilised to double the capacity of the customer's special form storage.

A decline conveyor was installed to bring product from an adjoining higher location to the packing area in the No. 2 Warehouse. The storage capacity was increased by 150% to 2800 pallet positions in an area no greater than 4000m2.

3. Customer Benefits

The increased capacity has delayed the investment of a new building and has improved the overall efficiency of the warehouse operation. This, combined with extra ground floor pallet positions providing more dedicated and accessible pick faces, has resulted in reduced order picking cycle times.

Shelving

Colby Shelving is a space effective and economical storage system for virtually any light duty application. Manufactured from high quality colourbond steel, Colby shelving is designed for strength, safety, versatility, and ease of installation.

Modular in design, the shelving system can be extended in length or easily readjusted or relocated. Safety features include the rounded face of the upright posts and shelves with double returns ensuring no sharp edges.

A comprehensive range of accessories is also available including shelf dividers, drawers, boxes and kickplates.

  1. The rolled post is constructed from quality colorbond Australian steel. The rolled edge ensures operator safety and added strength. Twin rows of holes at 25mm centres enables flexible positioning of shelf levels
  2. The shelf features a front and back double return for extra strength and safety. Shelf capacity is 100kg. Width and depth can be varied to accommodate a wide variety of items.
  3. The shelf clip is built from high strength spring steel. A sturdy attachment secures and supports the shelf.