Warehouse Systems Limited

October 22, 2012 07:45 ET

WSL Harness Group Effort for MDA

LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 22, 2012) - When award winning fulfilment and procurement specialist MDA handed WSL the keys to their brand new empty warehouse ahead of anticipating the busiest period in their 25 year history it took all the skills of the WS Group of companies to hand it back just seven weeks later ready to operate.

The first job of Warehouse Systems was to understand MDA's business model and logistics patterns; only then can we design a system that will work now and into an expanding future.

The scheme includes eight thousand pallet locations operated by articulated fork-lifts in 2 metre aisles, and a multi-tier long span shelving system with 8,000 SKUs. In addition to marketing materials and consumable goods, MDA also house high value items so we constructed a secure cage for them in the multi-tier shelving system. We took care of all the lighting requirements too; making sure lighting is in the most beneficial place for the storage is sometimes overlooked. Knowing where and when to install essentials like lighting and sprinklers is just one of the advantages of having a total project under the auspices of one main contractor.

The WS groups manufacturing arm made a mezzanine loading platform to all tiers with pallet safety gates and staircases. The whole system was protected with our own access barriers and end of run protection.

Group interior specialist company Nexus Workspace constructed offices within the building. This was a turnkey approach and included partitions, floor coverings, external windows, air-conditioning and electrics. We also painted 120,000 sq ft of warehouse flooring with a two part epoxy finish in zone colours.

MDA Head of Fulfilment, Carl Lee, said of the project, "From start to finish we were delighted with the performance of WS Group. The opening of our brand new Fulfilment Centre marks both a significant investment and milestone in the growth of MDA as we continue our rapid expansion in the UK fulfilment industry. As the first choice to many of Britain's and the world's biggest brands we need to get it right first time and the support provided by WS Group throughout this process has been invaluable in ensuring our customers receive the highest quality of service from MDA at all times."

Notes to editors

Warehouse Systems Limited is a specialist independent supplier in racking, shelving and other storage systems. This includes everything from small parts to pallets to large industrial loads.

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