Sunday 4th Dec 2016 - Logistics Manager

Computer recycler racks up with Jungheinrich

IT disposal and recycling firm RDC has hired Jungheinrich to supply a narrow aisle pallet racking system with over 7,200 pallet locations.

The business is based in Witham, Essex, and previously used four different buildings. Moving to a single consolidated 340,000 sq ft facility set on a 22 acre site in Braintree allowed the company to effectively double its pallet storage capacity.

The firm’s racking is used to store a range of computer hardware which has been through the refurbishment process and is awaiting delivery to a new user.

Some 75 per cent of all the units collected by RDC are re-used with the remainder stripped down and recycled as raw materials.

The racking system is six levels high and the aisles are 2,250 mm wide which allows lift trucks to pick from the upper beams at the same time as workers picking faster moving lines from the ground and first floor levels.

The aisles are served by articulated forklift truck technology.

“We sought a racking supplier that could work around our initial design but could also work quickly and efficiently alongside other trades as we refurbished our new store,” explains Chris Garn, RDC’s head of customer services.

Jungheinrich’s racking comes with a two-year warranty against defects in quality and a five-year warranty against the steel structures themselves.

Garn said: “The project was completed on budget and ahead of schedule.”