Tuesday 25th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Doubling of space enhances efficiency

Leather garment manufacturer A&D Hope, of Borehamwood, is now able to hold the necessary stock that it requires to meet the continuing growth in demand for its products from retailers throughout the South-east. The company turned to Quodeck to find solutions that would resolve the stockholding issue as well as maintain its high delivery standards.

Quodeck’s solution was to install a Level 2 raised storage platform above A&D Hope’s existing 1,300m storage facility. The platform is linked to the ground floor by using Quodeck garment elevators.

Garments move to and from the Hook-In garment racking using a Tectrac-Meiko overhead monorail system, enabling goods to be picked and moved from the Hook-in racking with minimum handling and allowing easy loading onto vehicles for delivery.

It was vital that the work was carried out with the minimum of disruption to A&D Hope’s business. The total contract was worth £140,000, and completed within the allotted timescale of three months. A&D Hope’s warehouse operations manager, John Byrne, comments: “We are delighted with the finished installation which has greatly improved the flow of both incoming and outgoing goods.”