Friday 28th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Temp shed keeps the beer flowing

Booming business for Burton brewer Marstons has led the company to invest in additional storage facilities to cover the thousands of crates being stored ready for dispatch.

A 1,500 sq m building has been erected next to the production line by Spaciotempo, which specialises in semi-permanent buildings for the food and drink sector.

The building has an eaves height of 6m and a roof ridge height of 11m and it can accommodate forklift truck movements in and out of the roller shutter doors.

It has enabled Marston’s to eradicate the practice of halting the bottling line when storage space ran out. The company is benefiting from improved production efficiencies as a result of the extensive new space and the line is now never unnecessarily stopped due to lack of storage facilities.

Spaciotempo was able to assist Marston’s with planning issues arising from the local council, which would only agree to the plans if a particular colour cladding was specified. David Nijs, Marstons contract services manager, said: “From the initial enquiry to Spaciotempo last year, and throughout the ensuing issues with the planners I have been more than happy with the service we’ve received. They are professional in the extreme and, as soon as the spec was agreed and sourced, they were on-site installing the building. This helped us in the busy build up to Christmas as we were able to satisfy demand we may otherwise not have met.”

The building has been erected for an initial period of two years and it is expected that this will be extended beyond that time frame.