Friday 28th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Dalepak picks Redirack for Pineham

Dalepak, the packaging specialist, has installed a pallet racking system from Redirack at its new 140,000 sq ft warehouse at ProLogis Park Pineham.

The new facility has 12 dock level doors and is 12.5 metres high to the eaves. It has a number of eco-friendly features such as a rainwater harvesting system, solar shading and skylights which allow natural light to flood in to the building.

RediRack designed and installed a bespoke pallet racking system that provides more than 21,000 pallet positions, along with two mezzanine floors which, in addition to offering extra storage space, allow contract packing activities to be carried out away from the hustle and bustle of the warehouse.

It created a narrow aisle system comprising 30 double runs of racking with 2300mm wide aisles. Each aisle is 56m long and has an access tunnel running across the block to allow Dalepak’s fleet of Bendi articulated forklift trucks to reach the required pallet location quickly and fuel efficiently.

To protect the racking, Dalepak asked RediRack to install sacrificial legs to every frame.
These can be replaced in as little as 20 minutes.

 “We know that racking gets damaged – the key to minimising the downtime this can cause is the ability to quickly, safely and easily replace the damaged frames. RediRack’s sacrificial leg is the perfect solution for us” said Gary White, Dalepak’s joint managing director.