Biokit is a multinational company with a track record of more than 40 years in the field of in vitro diagnostics dedicated to the research, development, manufacture and distribution of reagents for use in laboratories and hospitals to diagnose different diseases, mainly infectious, rheumatic and of viral origin. Biokit’s head office is in Lliçà de Munt, in Barcelona. Founded in 1973, it is part of Werfen. Biokit exports 98% of its production and supplies more than 80 IVD companies through kits produced at its headquarters and distributed to more than 100 countries and more than 8,000 health centres worldwide.
All biomaterials, reagents and IVD kits developed and manufactured by Biokit must meet strict quality requirements and fully meet the particular needs of many different markets. This high quality requirement has led one of the leading biotech companies in Catalonia to AR Racking, the leading company in the European market for industrial storage systems, to carry out the installation of its new facilities in Lliçà de Munt, Barcelona.
AR Racking has installed a Longspan Shelving System (AR LS) resulting in an installation with 2,500 pallets. The Longspan Shelving System is the ideal solution for manually storing small to medium-size products. It is a very versatile racking system, adaptable to the Biokit loading unit making it easy to access the stored references in a direct, immediate and delicate way. This system of storage allows a direct access to all the unit loads stored obtaining order and visualization of all the products, making it one of the systems most commonly installed in the warehouses of companies in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector.
According to Miquel Boter, of the Biokit warehouse: “it was important for us to be able to rely on a storage solutions company with experience in the pharmaceutical and biochemical sector, because the characteristics of the products we store are very particular and require a special treatment considering its delicacy. With AR Racking our products are stored as they should be”.
Manuel Bustos, AR Racking’s delegate for the northwest area and responsible for the project confirms that “AR Racking’s comprehensive product management service allows us to study -along with our customer- the storage needs of the company and offer solutions with a high quality requirement, in accordance with the standards of the company, as has been the case of Biokit, who manufactures highly sensitive products that require a high precision storage and picking system”.
AR Racking provides comprehensive assistance in industrial storage, including the provision of technical and logistics advice, the execution times, and the installation of the structures.
AR Racking is part of the Arania Group, an industrial group of companies with a long experience in a multi-sectorial activity which has revolved around steel processing for more than 75 years.