Tuesday 25th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Racking reduces pallet storage costs

An adjustable pallet racking solution at Widdowsons’ new warehouse in Glenfield, Leicestershire, has doubled storage capacity for the integrated logistics provider. The racking, installed by Linpac Storage Systems (LSS), occupies a 6,045sq m section of the warehouse and has more than doubled Widdowsons’ storage capacity for breakfast cereals and crisps.

Nick Abbott, senior operation manager for Widdowsons, says: “The new racking has made our storage much more efficient and cost-effective. Instead of storing just two pallets high, we’ve now got five levels of pallet racking up to a beam height of 11m accessed by a fleet of articulated trucks. Our storage capacity has increased from 5,000 pallet locations up to 10,500.”

Abbott continues: “The new racking has significantly brought down the storage cost per pallet, and our customer has now made this warehouse its national distribution centre for breakfast cereals.”