Maximising Space at DHS's New Warehouse Facility

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Maximising Space at DHS's New Warehouse Facility

When Leicester based Tedwood UK Ltd was deciding on a manufacturer to supply it with a top of the range warehouse storage system for Direct Heating Systems (DHS) new warehouse in Lancashire, it had no hesitation in awarding the business to PSS. One of the UK’s leading providers of pallet racking and shelving solutions, PSS was able to provide Tedwood UK Ltd with the quality products and flexible approach needed to meet the demands of fitting out a modern, busy warehouse.

“We have a longstanding relationship with PSS, and although we went out to tender, the company was able to provide us with the most competitive quote, a guaranteed service and quality products”, said Rod Wood, Director, Tedwood UK Ltd.

Located in Chorley, the new warehouse for DHS is their second facility in the area and has been prepared for the company’s busy season, which runs from October to April. The company, part of the BSS Group, is a nationwide distributor to plumbers’ merchants, of boiler spares for all major boiler manufacturers. The new warehouse, manned with a total of 24 office and warehouse personnel, will provide storage for goods-in and bulk storage prior to product being transferred to DHS’ main warehouse for despatch. 

Once Tedwood UK Ltd had drawn up the profile requirements for the various product sizes and weights to be accommodated PSS’s Technical Team began calculating beam lengths and weight loadings for the different product groups. Seven rows of pallet racking, including four double rows, have been installed together with slated wood shelving, to enable ease of pallet placement. In addition two rows of PSS’s Shelfplan longspan shelving, designed to store bulky loads or small parts, has been installed under the mezzanine floor upon which the offices are situated.

The racking system, which accommodates 1,000 pallet locations, has been designed with wider than normal aisles to allow forklift truck drivers to have more space to manoeuvre quickly, whilst the Shelfplan longspan shelving, allows access from both sides, thereby enabling safe, easy and fast hand picking. In addition Tedwood also supplied a half row of workbenches made from PSS racking and safety wire mesh backing for a half-row of racking located alongside the benches, to prevent products being pushed through the racking.

“PSS was efficient, worked in synergy with Ted Wood Storage Systems and responded quickly to all demands”, said Karl Pearson, Operations Manager at DHS. “When we needed some additional racking I thought we would have to wait for several weeks but instead the racking arrived the next day”.

PSS’s adjustable pallet racking allows any damaged part of a frame to be replaced without renewing the complete frame. Beams are available in a wide range of profiles to meet the load requirements of almost any application. The patented locking action of the beam to upright provides positive location whilst offering easy adjustments in increments of 75mm and come complete with beam locking keys. PSS’s Longspan shelving offers virtually unlimited opportunities to expand a company’s storage capacity, by providing higher density storage and greater flexibility whether storing boxes, cartons, tubes or wires.

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