Friday 28th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

More pallet spaces for Senator

Furniture maker Senator worked with Briggs to achieve a significant increase in the number of pallet movements. This meant moving from forklifts to Caterpillar man-up equipment and narrow aisle machines. To increase capacity at Senator’s Huncoat site, Briggs worked with Senator to narrow the aisles from 2m to 1.1m. Custom four metre masts were installed on the stacker trucks and reach trucks were replaced with high level order pickers. This has given Senator 890 extra spaces in the warehouse and increased pallet movements by almost 100 per cent.

The main challenge at the manufacturing site was to improve efficiency. This was achieved through faster picking times and improving picking accuracy. Six Dambach high rackers, supplied and maintained by Briggs Equipment, were installed in the 11 metre high racking. These rail-guided trucks offer precise positioning and removal of stored items even at high lift height. The rising cab can travel and elevate at the same time which allows for a high pallet throughput.