The regeneration of East London ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games is providing work for many UK companies, among them Spaceway Group, which has just completed the fitting out of Buhler Sortex’s new distribution centre. Buhler Sortex, supplier of optical sorting machinery, relocated from Pudding Mill Lane, Stratford to the new site four miles away.
Spaceway selected Bito Storage Systems as its partner for the project. To begin the project, Spaceway’s design team set about creating a design that would turn the 1,035 sq m area into a state-of-the-art distribution centre that would also enable Buhler Sortex to introduce a product rotation system that would ensure components are used in the correct batch order. Working with Bito, Spaceway was able to ensure that the integration of a range of pallet racking, carton live racking and shelving would fuse together to provide the optimum storage system.
Eighteen lanes of pallet live racking have been designed to carry large fixtures two deep while 474 pallets can be accommodated in standard pallet racking. Long tube pigeonhole locations accommodate articles such as fluorescent tubes up to 1.8 metres long and carton live storage is being used to accommodate a variety of boxes.