Racking reduces pallet storage costs

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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.”

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