Expansion creates seven miles of storage
Published: 10 March 2012 - Heather Ramsden
Three contracts worth £500,000 completed by Pro-Dek Storage Systems have provided nearly seven miles of storage as part of a major expansion programme by Righton, the independent metal and plastics stockholder.
Righton’s eight service centres have over 30,000m² of warehousing and it stocks more than 10,000 standard items at a time, as well as a range of non-standard items. A computerised stock location system allows orders to be processed for next-day delivery from over 6,000 tonnes of material. The company is a long-standing materials supplier for Ministry of Defence projects, enabling it to stock large quantities of materials and components for the two 65,000-tonne Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers now being built for the Royal Navy.
Pro-Dek was appointed to provide a wide variety of cantilever racking, shelving, mezzanine flooring and parts storage at new premises near Manchester and Glasgow and an existing warehouse in Birmingham with a total floor area of 10,000m². All three projects were completed in two phases, with cantilever and pallet racking being installed in the first phases, followed by mezzanine floors and long-span shelving for storing components and fittings in phase two.
At Manchester the contract involved building partly over existing offices in order to maximise storage capacity. Beneath the three mezzanines heavy-duty long-span shelving, close-boarded with timber and rated at 800kg per shelf, was installed for large, heavy items, while on the upper levels smaller components and fittings are stored on medium-specification shelving with galvanised steel mesh enclosures that form individual compartments for efficient stock control.
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