TNT brought in SSI Schaefer to provide it with a mobile racking system for its Archive Storage facility in Swadlincote, Derbyshire, that could help it deal with a growing customer base; including a new 25-year contract to provide archive services to the government.
The installation is currently under construction and, when finished, will accommodate some 800,000 storage boxes – 200,000 more than the existing capacity. The system design comprises 48 mobile racks and 13 levels of shelving, which reach 14 metres in height. Each aisle will be kept at 1.5 metres wide, and each mobile rack will feature inboard sprinkler systems and smoke detection devices. TNT national operations manager Paul Sanders says: “We needed a bespoke solution… that incorporated the latest in fire suppressant technology that would give us and our customers total peace of mind. Schaefer met the challenge.”