Britvic boosts warehouse pallet storage density with Jungheinrich racking and shuttle answer
Britvic Jungheinrich Uk has completed a major beverages Britvic with a multi-depth, density beneath pallet carrier (UPC) shuttle racking answer to optimise its warehouse area in Rugby. The setup, which contains three locations on-site, has substantially elevated the range of pallet spaces for the storage of uncooked content used in the manufacture of soft beverages cans.
Use of the out there space has been completely redesigned in the warehouse next in-depth examination of the internet site and ongoing session with Britvic. Utilising existing source, it was vital floor program was also demanded that would accommodate Britvic’s double pallet handling counterbalance trucks.
For a person new space of the warehouse, a multi-depth racking program and four shuttle models ended up deployed, optimising the obtainable storage house. The alternative was tailor-made by Jungheinrich to make additional than 300 added pallet spaces on best of the goal Britvic requirement this undertaking was all about ability on internet site.
The second palletised region of the warehouse was designed in place of the current carousel. Therefore creating 206 new pallet areas with static pallet racking though the last space was increased by unlocking placed vertically. Stacked pallets were being replaced with standard racking to deliver further 2,186 pallet areas – ensuing incapacity for a full of 3,376 pallets across all three jobs.
Installation at the Rugby site, which was done at the beginning of April, was phased around two months, while the warehouse remained operational. Uncooked product stored in the warehouse was relocated in batches in getting to an accessible room for the racking option, which could then be crammed before shifting onto the upcoming spot. Jungheinrich established a programme of build that would perform alongside the Britvic warehouse operation and staff, finishing the installation just one seven days in advance of plan.
Patrick Parker, Undertaking Manager, Britvic Soft Drinks Ltd: “We have gone through a sizeable improve at our Rugby web page, installing new production lines to enhance our production speed, flexibility and volumes. In purchase for this modify, we worked with Jungheinrich to deliver the storage of the uncooked products. This was a complicated development programme even though maintaining the warehouse live, but the collaboration and really hard work from the setup and warehouse teams kept anything doing the job quickly. It has been very beneficial expertise performing with Jungheinrich on this job.”
Steve Richmond, Director – Logistics Systems, Jungheinrich British isles, adds: “We are delighted to have laboured with Britvic to optimise the density of pallet storage into its warehouse procedure in Rugby. With a large existing fleet of supplies dealing with tools, it was critical to find the correct remedy for Britvic to maximise this resource in the modern warehouse setting. Functioning collaboratively, we’re happy to have presented an answer that surpasses these targets and supports upcoming overall flexibility for ongoing expansion.” In overall, Britvic has invested a lot more than £100m in the Rugby website as part of a broader £240m 3-year financial investment programme in its GB producing capability. The investment decision is developed to step-transform the speed and versatility of its production traces while providing positive environmental aspects via greater efficiencies.