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Racking & Shelving

16/10/2020
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Case Study – Gravity Fed Racking

The Brief Marley Alutec, The UK leader in innovative aluminium guttering, rainwater drainage and eaves solutions, contacted Exporta looking for help and support in improving the layout, processes, and efficiency of their extrusions warehouse operation in Bedford. Their main issue was that the range had grown over time and processes had changed. New lines and ranges were added, and the racking was extended on an ad-hoc basis over several years. The result was a well-stocked warehouse that operated perfunctorily but was not aesthetically pleasing, or as efficient as the business... Read More

plastic pallets vs wood pallets 02/07/2020
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Plastic Pallets – All You Need To Know

Here at Exporta, we’re experts in plastic pallets. To help pass our knowledge to our customers and explain the many benefits of using plastic pallets over wooden pallets, we’ve created a full guide with all of the information you need to know before making the investment for your business.  From the benefits and cost factors to environmental impact and safety, read on for everything you need to know about plastic pallets. Why Choose Plastic Pallets? One of the biggest queries our clients have is what benefits plastic pallets have over... Read More

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Pallet Racking Design & Fit-Out in Peterhead

Case Study This case study describes a recent project we undertook in Peterhead. It’s one of many examples of how we can help reinvigorate your warehouse, making your operation more efficient, compliant and competitive. If you’d like to discuss your warehouse project, get in touch today by calling 0800 294 4394 or email sales@exportaglobal.co.uk The Problem In this scenario, the client was only using the available floor space in one of their warehouses for storing pallets. They were looking to increase their storage capacity and they wanted to install pallet... Read More

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Exporta Case Study – Racking & Storage System

Location London Size of Space 1,000 sq. ft. Timeframe 2 weeks Introducing The fit out of a new warehouse for a leading flooring wholesaler in London The client’s brief To supply and install a pallet racking and storage system that catered to the varied nature of a busy flooring distribution hub. How we transformed the space By working with the client to manage the project from the supply of racking and coordination of delivery, through to managing an installation schedule to suit their move to a new facility. Careful beam... Read More

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Exporta Case Study – Mezzanine Floor London

Year: 2019 Location: London Size of Space: 3,000 sq. ft. Timeframe: 2 Weeks Introducing – A new mezzanine floor system for a construction company in London. The Client Brief – To maximise production areas and increase storage capacity. How We Transformed the Space – We provided a complete design and build solution, including the supply and installation of a mezzanine floor, staircases, and a pallet gate. Two mezzanine structures were installed covering the floor area of two warehouse units, allowing for production space below and additional storage on the mezzanine floors.    ... Read More

25/11/2019
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Shelving & Container Combinations

We have a current scheme running in our own warehouse called Project Glide.  Quote simply, we review data for usage of products & place these faster moving products nearer the inbound loading bays & dispatch area. This means that our warehouse team are spending less time to store away incoming shipments & pick our customer orders.  Classic case of LESS=MORE. Not only does this apply to bulk stacks of plastic pallets and containers & wooden collars, but also on smaller items. Traditionally & sensibly everyone places smaller items on Shelving... Read More

12/11/2019

Protect & Organise – Longspan Shelving

Longspan Shelving sits at the backbone of UK warehousing…a great product at a great price! This shelving is easily erected, looks smart and enhances the look of any work environment. Today’s life is busy and is certainly not slowing down – but at times, we must stop and take a breath to consider what needs to be put in place to enable the future growth of our organisations. Like most of us, do you suffer from not having enough storage space and wish you could do something about it without... Read More

04/11/2019

Engineering Stores Shelving

It’s 0200, you’re on nightshift, the production run your responsible for has to be completed by 0900 ready for export the following day…..the shipping container is arriving at 0930….and the production line shuts down…. You call the engineer immediately and after 5 mins it’s established what’s wrong and the parts needed – this is when a well organised Engineering Stores is critical.  With downtime on the production line costing thousands of £’s per hour and the risk of missing critical delivery dates for your key customers, the stakes are high.... Read More

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Filling the Cube – Maximising Your Warehouse Space

Purchasing Manager John Wilkin discusses how you can safely maximise your warehouse space… Whatever the floor area of your warehouse or stock room, it`s the height that makes the significant difference. Maximising the use of the building`s height or what is known as `filling the cube` & often utilising shelving and pallet racking is a successful method to achieve this. But this principle of effective design and layout has two efficiency aspects Effective utilisation of space in the warehouse Placement of stock so as to minimise labour and handling costs.... Read More