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Case Study: Logistics warehouse shelving and pallet racking refurbishing

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Storage Ideas provided an efficient storage solution to a major office stationery supplier located in Rosebery, Sydney.

The customer decided to refurbish their existing building rather than relocate to a new facility to support the operation’s continuous growth and the need to maintain high service levels. 

The company's brief to Storage Ideas was to optimise the number of storage locations, while improving order picking performance. The storage solution needed to address OH&S issues; therefore, provision was made for clearly marked pedestrian walkways throughout the racking system. The racking was also designed to fit around existing fire doors. The installation also needed to be completed within a critical timeline.

Storage Ideas installed the new Colby selective pallet racking, which extends 6m high to give five levels of pallet storage, where previously there had been wasted space at the top of the building. Storage Ideas' modular shelving was also utilised to double the capacity of the customer's special form storage.

A decline conveyor was installed to bring product from an adjoining higher location to the packing area in the No. 2 warehouse. The storage capacity was increased by 150% to 2800 pallet positions in an area no greater than 4000m².

The customer benefitted from not having to invest in a new building thanks to the increased capacity while the overall efficiency of the warehouse operation has also improved. Combined with extra ground floor pallet positions providing more dedicated and accessible pick faces, Storage Ideas’ solution has resulted in reduced order picking cycle times.

Colby shelving

A space effective and economical storage system for virtually any light duty application, Colby shelving is manufactured from high quality Colorbond steel, and designed for strength, safety, versatility, and ease of installation.

Modular in design, the shelving system can be extended in length or easily readjusted or relocated. Safety features include the rounded face of the upright posts and shelves with double returns ensuring no sharp edges.

Colby shelving also comes with a comprehensive range of accessories including shelf dividers, drawers, boxes and kickplates.

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