Linde chooses SSI Schaefer for new Basingstoke store

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Linde Materials Handling has chosen SSI Schaefer to fit out its new store facility at Basingstoke, Hampshire.

Both wide and very narrow aisle (VNA) pallet racking were installed in addition to high bay shelving served by Linde’s K Range narrow aisle combi trucks and a modular multi-tier storage facility for smaller items.

Cantilever racking for storing Linde’s long goods and other bulky items and an array of plastic containers were also supplied.

Mike Settle, logistics manager at Linde, said: “SSI Schaefer’s wide and narrow aisle pallet racking allowed us to use our own range of trucks resulting in the perfect combination. The professionalism and knowledge base that SSI Schaefer has when it comes to providing proficient and dynamic warehouse storage systems enabled us relocate with ease and stick to budget without compromising on efficiency.”

The VNA system, designed to meet a new generation of warehouses up to 15m high with aisles marginally wider than the load, has improved Linde’s stock rotation and improved picking rates – the increased operational height has enabled Linde to use the floor area more efficiently increasing the overall stores capacity.

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