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How to Reduce the Loading Time of Your Wagons?

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Can you load your wagons with pallets from your warehouse in 20 minutes or less?

That’s the time we are able to show one of our clients could achieve when they asked us if we could help them to Max their Cube both in terms of capacity and efficiencies.

And when you consider their current average load time was 60 minutes, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see the potential savings that the proposed system could offer – especially when you consider the new system ALSO delivered a 46% increase in storage capacity.

With a limited number of despatch areas and a rapidly growing business, the client was looking at how they could dramatically reduce the loading times and increase the existing storage capacity.

Thistle used their Max the Cube philosophy to propose a combination of radio shuttle racking and pallet live system to transform the warehouse operations.

The radio shuttle would deliver an unparalleled level of capacity and the pallet live system provides a dedicated loading lane per wagon which can be pre-picked in advance.

Thistle Systems’ Managing Director, Mike Cairns explained, “Many companies try to solve a multitude of issues with one type of racking system, which can be unrealistic. By splitting these two key processes and using two different racking solutions we can deliver the right solution which enhances capacity, reduces travel times and therefore reduces loading times.

Click here for more information on our radio shuttle racking and pallet live system

Contact us now to find out how we can help reduce your wagon loading time