PHS Teacrate has implemented several changes to its operations structure following the multi-million pound takeover of Rentacrate last year.
Due to an overlap in the location of depots, the company has reviewed its network coverage. In Scotland it closed Rentacrate’s depot and doubled the size of its warehouse nearby by occupying the unit next door.
In Sunderland, Teacrate doubled its storage area to 6,000 sq ft and installed racking to accommodate a range of packaging supplies, while in Manchester it closed the Rentacrate Trafford Park depot, bringing its staff and vehicles to the Teacrate site in Middleton, which has also doubled in size thanks to an extension.
In addition, the company has plans to increase the size of Rentacrate’s Bristol depot, which it says has proved to be a “great asset” since the merger.
A computerised system based on national postcodes, which allocates each job to the closest or most appropriate depot, has also been installed, and the combined London depots have been split into east and west areas with specific postcodes to increase efficiency.
Teacrate also plans to upgrade its reporting procedures in the near future.