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SSI Schaefer is STIHL preferred supplier for power tools specialist


04 May 2011

SSI Schaefer has just completed the design and installation of a three-tier modular shelving system area for STIHL in Camberley, Surrey, along with a complete overhaul of the entire pallet racking within the site.

STIHL, the preferred choice of many professionals and hobby gardeners worldwide, with over 35,000 dealers in more than 160 countries, has been setting the standard for chainsaws and other garden power tools for 80 years.

Having built up a long standing relationship with SSI Schaefer working on a number of installations across the globe, STIHL called upon the UK's leading storage and materials handling provider to construct a new stores area within its existing warehouse.

A Regal 3000 three-tier installation has been built to exacting customer specifications, designed in accordance with British Building Regulations, allowing STIHL to develop the business over time without worrying about additional space - the multi-tier structure can be added to as required to fit in with future storage requirements.

Paul Brennan, Project Manager, said: "The new multi tier shelving system, built in line with current building regulations, has provided STIHL with a unique spare parts storage area able to accommodate all of the items previously stored in a number of carousel machines. The flexibility and adaptability of the shelving system will see us through the next phase of business growth."

The layout of the existing warehouse was completely reorganised whilst the customer was still trading - STIHL kept disruption to a minimum whilst revisions to the warehouse were being made. Five obsolete vertical carousel machines have been replaced with the multi-tier structure allowing operatives to access parts more easily during peak times. With the faster selling lines located on the ground floor, items are very readily accessible and higher levels of productivity and efficiency will result.

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