A new warehouse being built in the Falkland Islands will soon have racking from APEX Linvar, based 8,000 miles away in Milton Keynes, UK.
Chris Gilbert, whose business, Decor Services is based in the capital Stanley, supplies a range of floor coverings and carpets to homes, offices and military sites across the islands.
Chris believes the islands’ economy is set for growth and is planning for expansion by investing in a new warehouse.
So when he needed new racking to store carpets, APEX Linvar’s reputation for quality storage solutions meant that it was recommended to him.
Chris said: "The government here has released plots for new homes, which will create an opportunity, and, with the potential for oil drilling and associated industries, I can see that more opportunities will be there.
"I asked suppliers in the UK for recommendations and APEX Linvar was the name that came up.
"The racking has to be a certain specification and configuration for the warehouse so that I can store between 70 and 100 rolls of carpet at any one time."
APEX Linvar has been designing, manufacturing and installing bespoke storage solutions for 75 years, but this is the first time that it has been commissioned to design a racking solution for a company on the Falklands Islands, which lie in the South Atlantic.
APEX Linvar CEO Anthony Finlayson-Green commented: "It’s fantastic that our reputation is spreading across the world and I am delighted that we could deliver a bespoke solution to a customer 8,000 miles away.
"Not only did we have to deliver the right solution, we had to ensure that we met specific deadlines so that the racking could be shipped to the Falkland Islands and delivered in time for Chris to install it in his new warehouse."