Etail Fulfilment Warehouse Increases Capacity By 50%

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Space: Warehousing, Sector: E-tail,

Thistle Systems has enabled one of the UK’s leading specialist gift retailers to increase the capacity of their Etail Fulfilment Warehouse by 50% by adding an extra floor to their two-tier shelving to create a highly efficient picking tower.

Thistle Systems

50%

additional capacity

Thistle Systems

100%

accessible, fast picking storage

Thistle Systems

1300

mm bays of shelving

Picking Tower

The extension to the existing two-tier storage solution enabled the client to increase their storage capacity from just over 4000 linear metres of storage to 6000 linear metres of 100% accessible, fast picking storage.
Thistle Systems had designed, supplied and installed the original two-tier storage solution some 2 years before and had specified the structure and load capacities to allow this extension.

With building and fire regulations absolutely critical in multi-tier floor solutions, Thistle had to factor in the required access and stair configuration in phase 1 to ensure it met the required building standards for the additional floor.

The multi-tier system now features 1300mm bays of shelving which use a combination of shelf levels and garment hangers to maximise the capacity in the available space.  The original system was reconfigured slightly to allow the hanging garments to be located on the bottom floor with boxed and loose items located on shelves on the upper levels.

Thistle Systems’ Project Director, Stephen McCormick, explained, “By working closely with the client to understand the long-term growth plans, we have been able to develop a phased solution culminating in the addition of this second floor.”
Stephen concluded, “We are committed to building lifetime relationships with clients by delivering solutions which are right for them. As this project demonstrates, we are 100% focused on maximising the return on the client’s investment to enable them to grow their business in the most cost-effective way.”

Click here to find out more about our Multi-Tier Storage Solutions.

What we did

  • Storage capacity increased by 50% Storage capacity increased by 50%
  • 100% accessible, fast picking storage 100% accessible, fast picking storage
  • Original two-tier had been designed and installed with this extension in mindOriginal two-tier had been designed and installed with this extension in mind
  • Picking tower features 1300mm bays of shelvingPicking tower features 1300mm bays of shelving
  • Required access and stair configuration factored into initial installation to meet fire and building regulationsRequired access and stair configuration factored into initial installation to meet fire and building regulations

Solutions Used

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