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Totton Timber benefits from a streamlined materials handling operation by Spaceway Group

One of the south’s leading and longest established timber companies, Totton Timber, is benefiting from a streamlined materials handling operation, supplied by the Spaceway Group, at its site in Totton, Southampton. A continuation of a long-standing relationship between the two companies, Spaceway’s Storage Division has installed Cantilever racking system in the company’s yard as part of the company’s policy for continued improvement.

Established for over 50 years, Totton Timber is a trade and retail timber merchant supplying timber, doors, plywood, MDF, garage doors and tools to a wide range of customers in the Southern area. Having previously appointed Spaceway’s Storage Division to install racking in its warehouse, Managing Director, Julian Baker, had no hesitation in turning to the company again when it decided to install Cantilever racking in the yard.

"We like to use local businesses in order to promote the local economy and as we had worked with Spaceway before and found them extremely professional we had no hesitation in awarding them the contract", said Julian Baker. "Spaceway has done a efficient job which has been achieved within the specific time scales demanded".

Wishing to ensure easy accessibility, limit damage and improve selectivity, Totton Timber wanted to make use of the valuable floor space in the yard. A dedicated storage area was designated and designs drawn up to optimise the use of the space. It was also important that the new racking was compatible with Totton timbers existing materials handling equipment. Following a site survey Spaceway’s design team created the optimum solution.

Spaceway’s Cantilever racking is designed for the safe and organised storage of long and heavy loads and is ideal for timber, tube or steel stock, providing an effective and efficient alternative to conventional lighter weight storage solutions.
Painted to match Totton Timber’s existing storage system, the Cantilever racking has an integrated roof and is able to accommodate five tonnes of timber. This not only keeps the timber dry and easily accessible, but also keeps the yard tidy.

Spaceway’s heavy-duty Cantilever racking solutions can carry in excess of 30 tonnes per upright. The robust design of steel Cantilever racks delivers reliable storage solutions for heavy applications and arduous environments. The popular flexibility of the bolted adjustable Cantilever design ensures that a variety of differently sized products can be stored safely and securely.

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