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LINPAC installs new archive store for CSM

LINPAC Storage Systems has installed a complete archive shelving solution for CSM Archive Storage and Distribution’s purpose built, warehouse. Located centrally in Dagenham, the two tier archive facility has been constructed to provide additional archive services to CSM Archive’s customers who are based mainly in the south of England.

Founded in 1977, CSM Archive has gradually expanded over the last decade and, as a consequence, required an additional dedicated storage facility to satisfy demand.

Three companies were asked to tender for the solution at an early stage of the proceedings – the new warehouse had been designed, but was not yet built. The storage brief was to design a safe, cost effective solution for the facility.

Lee Harris, Archive Manager for CSM, awarded the contract to LINPAC Storage Systems and cites the reason for his decision, “We were looking for a storage design to give maximum box capacity balanced against easy retrieval. LINPAC’s design enabled us to include more data boxes in the archive store than the other tenders; they beat the competition by around 1,000 boxes.”

He continues, “Their communication with us was very good too. They kept in touch whilst the building was going up and made several site visits to check the finer details.”

On the ground floor of the archive facility, the Longspan shelving is configured to give three decks of shelving with a total height capacity of seven boxes. An integral stairway leads to the top tier which provides up to four decks of storage, or twelve boxes, by utilising the entire space up to the apex of the roof.

Every box has its own separate identification, location and customer codes. The positioning of each box is computer controlled and all of the picking is done by hand. Open steel mesh flooring has been used on the top tier to make picking conditions much brighter on the ground floor.

A loading door into the building gives access for fork lift trucks to deliver pallet loads of boxes to either the ground floor or, by means of a pallet gate, straight into the top tier of the warehouse.

Lee Harris concludes, “Equipping our warehouse with the two tier archive system from LINPAC Storage Systems has made the most efficient use of our building, we have the maximum box capacity in a tailor made solution.”

CSM Archive Storage and Distribution provides a high quality storage and distribution service to the business sector. The company is situated at Chequers Lane, Dagenham, Essex RM9 6PR.

Based in Milton Keynes, LINPAC Storage Systems is one of the leading British manufacturers of quality storage solutions. The company is part of the world renowned LINPAC Group of companies – the UK leader in storage and materials handling.

LINPAC Storage Systems is located at Garamonde Drive, Wymbush, Milton Keynes MK8 8ND telephone: 01908 561222, Fax: 01908 567455 email: solutions@linpacstoragesystems.comweb:

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