When fit-out specialist Northern Storage & Interiors (NSI), won an order to supply a two-storey storage area for leading tool manufacturer and distributor Hilti (Gt. Britain) Ltd, the company knew it could rely on HiLo-PSS to provide it with a top of the range solution. The UK's leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of innovative storage solutions, HiLo-PSS was able to provide NSI with the quality products needed to meet the demands resulting from Hilti's expanding turnover and broader product range.
Located in Bredbury near Manchester, Hilti's 60,000 sq. ft. distribution centre supports a strategic network of Hilti shops and workshops located throughout the UK supplying tools and consumables to the construction industry. Continuing expansion and the introduction of new product lines necessitated the company expanding its storage facility into a 4,000 sq. ft vacant area of the warehouse.
In order to accommodate both euro-pallets and larger items, NSI suggested the removal of an existing mezzanine floor and the racking of the two-storey area into four sections utilising HiLo-PSS appropriately sized beams and frames to maximise storage density and efficiency. As one of the areas had to be accessed by a BT Rolatruc reach truck, NSI carried out its survey in conjunction with BT Rolatruc to ensure that the racking and reach truck would work in synergy.
With the survey completed and the profile supplied, the HiLo-PSS design team began work on calculating beam lengths and weight loadings to suit each of the four sections. Working closely with NSI to ensure that the storage system met the stringent requirements demanded by Hilti, HiLo-PSS specified the PSS Stronglock adjustable pallet racking which has been utilised to create 230 pallet locations. The racking was fixed to the floor using Hilti's anchors.
“We have worked with HiLo-PSS on a range of projects as they have superior products and competitive pricing”, said Simon King, Managing Director of NSI. “The equipment was delivered on time and the quality of finish was, as usual, absolutely first class. Hilti is delighted with the finished job which meets all their requirements”.
Designed principally for the storage of palletised goods, PSS Stronglock adjustable pallet racking allows any damaged part of a frame to be replaced without renewing the complete frame. Stronglock beams are available in a wide range of profiles to meet the load requirements of almost any application. The patented locking action of the beam to upright provides positive location whilst offering easy adjustments on increments of 75mm and come complete with beam locking keys.
Established in 1907, Hi-Lo has been manufacturing racking and shelving systems since the early 1960s and is renowned for its technical knowledge and high quality products. In 2005 it acquired Planned Storage Systems making one of the UK's foremost independent designers, manufacturers and installers of innovative storage solutions. Collectively, the combined company has annual sales of over £20 million, making it a major player in the industrial shelving manufacturer in the UK
Based in Leyland, Lancashire, Northern Storage & Interiors Northern Storage is a one-stop shop for all office interiors, storage systems and industrial equipment. The company's services include partitioning, furniture, lighting, electrics, heating, air conditioning and flooring.
About Hilti (Gt Britain)
Founded in 1941 in Liechtenstein, the worldwide Hilti Group evolved from a small family company to an international corporation represented in 120 countries and employing over 15,000 personnel. Hilti's product range covers drilling and demolition, direct fastening, diamond and anchoring systems, firestop and foam systems, installation, measuring and screw fastening systems as well as cutting and sanding systems.