More room with racking
02 December 2014
Bidvest Logistics supplies logistics and supply chain solutions to the UK hospitality and restaurant sector.
Existing racking in the specialised freezer unit at the company's distribution centre in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire did not offer enough capacity for its growing frozen goods operation.
Bidvest turned to BITO Storage Solutions to provide a system that would fit into a small area used for marshalling within the coldstore of approximately 150 square metres. It also has a lower ceiling height than the rest of the building and houses the coldstore’s fans.
BITO provided a competitively priced push-back racking solution to give a dense storage solution. Where standard pallet racking might get 40 pallets within the allocated space, BITO’s solution accommodates over one hundred 1200 x 1000 mm pallets – which generally have a loaded 1800mm height and a 1 tonne weight.
Peter Gaunt, operations director at Bidvest, said: "BITO’s solution provided us with the greatest number of bulk locations with an out of operational hours installation, along with the release of the working space following each phase of the build."