Maximised storage capacity for Bowker
04 October 2023
LEADING UK racking supplier Stamina Handling has completed the installation of a bespoke storage system for Bowker, one of the UK’s largest private logistics operators.
Bowker, who specialises in food, pharmaceutical, and chemical logistics has expanded is storage capacity to meet the requirements of its growing customer base, acquired a new 165,000 sq ft food grade warehouse facility near Doncaster.
The warehouse acquired by Bowker had been partially fitted out by Stamina Handling. The previous occupant of the warehouse had been impressed by Stamina’s knowledge and expertise and recommended them to Bowker.
Stamina Handling’s project team worked closely with Bowker to plan and design the space to expand the capabilities of the existing racking to allow for a capacity of 31,000 pallets. The installation required a combination of new pallet racking, upright racking protectors and protective barriers in line with HSE guidance.
One of the main constraints facing Stamina Handling on this project was the tight timescales. As Bowker had not secured the lease on the warehouse, Stamina Handling solution was able to offer a money back guarantee on the deposit. This allowed the manufacturing of the racking to shorten the lead time and keep it on track for completion. The installation took 12 weeks to complete and within the scheduled lead time.
Bowker regional director Nick Brightey, says: “Stamina Handling has proved to be very knowledgeable and flexible throughout this project and as specialists in Link 51 racking they were perfectly placed to supply and install the this system. We had very tight timescales and a few challenges and they have delivered exactly what they said they were going to do, within timescales and to budget and will undoubtedly use them again on future projects.”
Stamina Handling managing director Peter Gobbi, adds: “We have been delighted to play such a key role in the transformation and expansion of Bowker’s warehouse operations. It was a pleasure working with Bowkers and we are pleased to be helping them with their next project starting soon.”
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