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Warehouse Racking Costs

Warehouse Racking Costs – Discover the 7 Hidden Costs In Your Racking

When was the last time you evaluated your true Warehouse Racking Costs? What factors did you take into consideration? Thistle Systems has compiled data from over 3000 installations and projects over the last 10 years in an attempt to identify how people measure their racking systems and what they believed were the costs involved in … Continued

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International Rack Safety Month

International Rack Safety Month

March 2017 sees the launch of International Rack Safety Month which has been established to encourage all businesses to take a little time out to ensure their warehouse not only meets the legal Health and Safety obligations but also helps to refocus employees to ensure their workplace is safe and free from hazards. But surely … Continued

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Timber decking for pallet racking

Why Use Timber Decking for Pallet Racking

One of the biggest challenges for many companies is developing a cost effective storage facility which provides them with the flexibility to store all of their products whilst maximising the potential capacity. This is particularly an issue for companies which receive a variety of pallet types and individual products to be stored in a single … Continued

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radio shuttle racking at food and drink warehouse, Perthshire, Scotland.

Warehouse Racking System – Which is the Best?

Looking for the best warehouse racking system to maximise capacity and improve the performance of your warehouse? It’s a question that we are often asked but unfortunately, there isn’t one simple answer. The footprint and height of each warehouse may be slightly different. The pallet size may vary. The products being stored are likely to be … Continued

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Meeting Room Layout Infographic

Meeting Room Layout

  How Much Are Your Meetings Costing You? The need to look at meeting room layout in order to create different meeting spaces and encourage more effective meetings has never been greater. As the saying goes, “If you want to kill time, a meeting is the perfect weapon” which says everything about their effectiveness in today’s … Continued

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Essential Storage Safety Awareness Training

The days of simply carrying out a formal racking inspection once or twice or year just to meet your HSE obligations are now seen as a reactive approach to warehouse management. Therefore, Thistle Systems has developed a practical hands-on training programme for storage safety awareness, to provide your warehouse operators with the basic knowledge of safe … Continued

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max the cube

What Is Max the Cube?

Max the Cube is a unique approach which shows companies how they can maximise capacity and productivity within their warehouse, interiors and production facilities whilst dramatically reducing operating costs. We are on a crusade to help companies to capitalise on the huge potential that exists within every organisation to maximise every inch of storage space, … Continued

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ISO 9001

Thistle Systems Gain ISO 9001 Certification

Thistle Systems has seen its Max the Cube approach successfully achieve certification to the recently updated and internationally recognised ISO 9001:2015 quality standard. This certification demonstrates that the unique approach is more than simply a powerful concept, but is supported by a high quality management system which covers the design and project management of storage systems … Continued

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Mezzanine floor in warehouse facility installed by Thistle Systems, Scotland.

How Much Does A Mezzanine Floor Cost?

One of the most common questions we get asked is “How Much Does a Mezzanine Floor Cost?” That’s because mezzanine floors are seen as being one of the most effective solutions for creating additional floor space without having to extend or rent new premises. The problem is that the term mezzanine floor is often mis-used … Continued

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Can We Help You to Rent Out Your Empty Offices?

When the recession began to bite several years ago, many companies started to look at ways in which they could consolidate multiple offices or reduce the number of offices they were occupying so that they could rent out their extra space to other businesses. As a result, our interiors team experienced a surge of enquiries … Continued

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Interior Fit Out Scotland

How to Increase Productivity in An Office

If you are looking at ways to transform the productivity in your office, you may have read the article which suggested office workers were only productive for 3 hours a day. One study by the University of California suggests that open plan offices are just one of the reasons why productivity is so low. And … Continued

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narrow aisle racking

Using the 5S Methodology in Warehouse and Storage

Thistle Systems’ Max the Cube approach has been recognised as the perfect vehicle for companies looking to implement the 5S methodology within their warehouse storage and production facilities. The Max the Cube approach draws upon the key philosophies promoted by the 5S methodology which has become particularly popular with companies looking to gain a competitive … Continued

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How Max the Cube Transformed Our Business?

Despite being in business for 20 years, its only in the last 4 where we have truly been able to tell people what it is that we can actually do for their business in a manner they can instantly relate to. This came when we developed our Max the Cube approach which effectively harnessed the … Continued

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New Versus Used Racking – Key Areas to Consider

As more companies look for ways in which they can make savings, Thistle Systems Group, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of racking has urged all companies to think carefully about the potential dangers of purchasing and installing used racking systems. With offers of amazing savings from online retailers and auction sites such as ebay … Continued

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Dangerous Racking

8 Tell Tale Signs of Dangerous Racking

Dangerous Racking is a key issue in any warehouse as it may present a major health and safety risk. No matter how much action you take to protect  damage to your racking system or how much training you provide your forklift drivers, you cannot account for wear and tear or of course human error. The truth … Continued

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narrow aisle racking

The Potential Cost of Racking When It’s Unsafe

It’s all too easy to put off carrying out racking inspections or indeed the costs of rectifying problem – however the true cost of racking which is unsafe could be far greater. Clearly the cost of replacing an upright or a section of racking is a fraction of the cost of replacing the entire racking system, however … Continued

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Racking Collapse in a Cheese Warehouse

6 Tips to Make Your Racking Safe

If you read our recent article on the racking collapse of a Shropshire cheese distribution centre, you may be wondering how you can ensure a similar racking disaster doesn’t happen in your own warehouse. The good news is that by taking some simple steps, you can greatly minimise the risk of potential incidents. 1. Know Your Racking … Continued

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radio shuttle racking installation for coffee manufacturer in the North of England.

The Benefits of Rack Protection – If Only You Had Known

We are always discussing the benefits of rack protection with our clients and how they can save money in the long run by a comparatively small investment. Last week I visited a new client who was looking for assistance with some rack repair work after a forklift truck had crashed into his racking system. The … Continued

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