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Fire damage requires SSI Schaefer expertise

Catastrophic fire damage at Ernest Doe, Fyfield, Essex, required the expertise of the UK’s leading storage and materials handling specialists, SSI Schaefer.

The fire caused the complete loss of the showroom and parts department at such a critical time for Ernest Doe – the summer harvest period. As one of the UK’s foremost distributors of agricultural, construction and professional turf care machinery, it was crucial that Ernest Doe minimised the loss of business whilst building work took place.

Ernest Doe did not hesitate to contact long-term supplier SSI Schaefer to assess the destruction and provide recommendations for replacing the existing parts store shelving. Due to the on-going relationship that had built up, Ernest Doe were confident of Schaefer carrying out a complete redesign and install a new system.

By working closely with Colin Doe, Managing Director of Ernest Doe, the Facilities Manager, Alan Ringer and the architects, Graham Plester of SSI Schaefer was able to quickly provide a layout, manufacture and deliver materials within the timeframe set out.

The introduction of Regal 4000 two-tier shelving onto the site has resulted in immediate benefits to the running and efficiency of the parts operation. Branch Manager, Damian Williams of Ernest Doe commented: “The introduction of RK Containers has improved our stock location efficiency, enabling more parts to be stored in a smaller area.”

Regal 4000 two-tier with open mesh steel flooring, 500mm deep shelves with accessories – RK plastic containers and TRF adjustable dividers were installed in time for the re-opening of the showroom and parts store.

SSI Schaefer also provided shelving in another part of the building to assist with the storage of parts on a temporary basis. During the installation period Fyfield benefited from the close support of other Ernest Doe branches to allow the continuation of support to their new and existing customers.

SSI Schaefer is the UK’s leading storage and material handling equipment solutions provider.

The Schaefer Systems Group is unique; behind the name is a team of top industry specialists delivering total integrated support to each customer. Each group member use their skills and knowledge of combined standard and automation products to offer the widest range of possible solutions to any company in the market.

The Systems Group is supported by a team of specialist design estimators, structural engineers, project managers and after sales engineers. These individuals are responsible throughout each project to ensure the best solutions are delivered to the customer’s satisfaction.

Based in Andover, Hampshire, the company, provider of shelving, racking, containers, workshop equipment, office furniture and waste management systems, has built its reputation on an unwavering commitment to excellence – in the people it chooses to serve, its customers and the products it brings to the market.

SSI Schaefer has developed a unique partnering approach, through which the company works hand in hand with their customers to develop, design and implement the most innovative yet cost effective solution for each project – regardless of its size.

Whether the need is for a new shelving or racking system, additional storage space, a mezzanine floor or the completion of an automated distribution centre, SSI Schaefer prides itself on going the extra mile to fulfil and deliver the best solutions … on time and to budget.

Further information: SSI Schaefer – 01264 386600
Email: Solutions@ssi-schaefer.co.uk

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