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Dexion PSS wins order for Toolstation’s new RDC

Dexion-PSS Group, the UK’s leading independent designer, manufacturer and supplier of innovative storage solutions, has beaten off stiff competition to win a major order from building products supplier, Toolstation, to design, supply and install a state-of-the-art racking system for its new RDC in Redditch. The 140,000 sq ft warehouse has been established to facilitate the rollout of the company’s national trade counter network, which has grown from 11 to 45 outlets in less than 12 months and continues to expand with three new outlets a month.

Toolstation supplies a range of power tools, accessories, work wear, screws and fixings through its catalogue, Internet and trade counter outlets located throughout the UK and Europe. Last year Toolstation announced that Travis Perkins had taken a 30% stake in the company, which has helped facilitate its rapid expansion.

Building on a previous relationship established with Toolstation’s Operations Director, Adam Keates, Dexion-PSS was chosen for its service, quality products, cost effective solution and renowned project management skills.
In-depth consultations with the client and detailed site surveys have allowed the Dexion-PSS Team to create the optimum solution for Toolstation’s new RDC.

Acting as main contractor, Dexion-PSS proposed the installation of a new 15,000 sq ft mezzanine floor, shelving and live storage throughout the facility. To provide Toolstation with the target number of tote storage locations and the ability to accommodate a variety of heavy to light duty items, Dexion-PSS specified its Stronglock adjustable pallet racking. This has been utilised to create over 4,000 pallet locations in VNA and some 10,000 locations within a wide aisle system, with beam lengths and weight loadings calculated to suit each category of product.

"Having worked previously with Dexion-PSS, I knew the company had the expertise and experience to deliver what our business needed", said Adam Keates. "In 20 years of Retail Logistics and Operational Management including the planning and commissioning of large warehouse operations, I have never overseen a project, which has progressed so smoothly. PSS has delivered as they promised – on time and on budget – and I will be working with them again!"

The Stronglock racking system has maximised the use of vertical space and provided Toolstation with a system that can accommodate its increasing need for intermediate storage. Designed to carry heavy weights in each pallet slot, the racking system was completed on time and within strict budget constraints. Ends

About Toolstation
Toolstation sells a wide range of tools, fixings, hardware, electrical and plumbing and heating materials to retail and trade customers through the United Kingdom and through a franchised operation in the Netherlands. In April 2008, Travis Perkins acquired 30% of Toolstation’s equity from its founding shareholders, has provided an initial loan of £7 million to allow Toolstation to repay its outstanding early stage loan capital as well as an additional loan facility to support the growth of Toolstation’s business. All products included in its catalogue, are available through its call-centres, on line and via all of its trade counters. The company aims to be operating from at least 80 trade counters within the next five years.

Dexion-PSS is part of the Norwegian based Constructor Group. Renowned in the UK for its Dexion brand, the Constructor Group is a leading pan-European manufacturer and provider of industrial and commercial storage solutions, which it markets throughout Europe under the Constructor, Bruynzeel, Kasten and Dexion-PSS trademarks. The company’s product range includes industrial solutions ranging from slotted angle storage to satellite racking. Dexion-PSS is also expanding sales of Bruynzeel office and archive storage in the UK, which is already in use by high profile customers such as the BBC, The British Library, and The National Archive.

Issued On Behalf Of: Dexion-PSS Ltd, Murdock Road, Dorcan Industrial Estate, Swindon, SN3 5HY Tel: 01793 694071 Email: sales@planned-storage.co.uk

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