Vax Ltd has recently opened its new UK warehouse and distribution centre located in the Big Berry warehouse on the Berry Hill Industrial Estate in Droitwich. The 200,000 sq ft facility which is 32ft high and 330ft long has been completely fitted out with LINPAC Storage Systems narrow aisle racking to store Vax floor cleaning machines.
John Upperton is the Head of Supply Chain for Vax and it was his decision to award the contract to LINPAC. “In previous years we had been using third party warehousing and distribution and made the decision to bring it in-house,” he explained. “We'd already had experience of LINPAC's racking and knew that it would work for our products. LINPAC matched our expectations in terms of price to design, manufacture and install the storage solution at the Big Berry and the project has now been successfully completed.”
Up to six containers of Vax products arrive each day at the warehouse and all require decanting and palletising before placing into storage. There are a total of 19,800 pallet positions in the warehouse configured into a narrow aisle storage system suitable for Bendi trucks.
The Vax cleaners are neatly stored on five levels within the racking in 32 double runs. These are complemented by single runs around the sides of the building which help to maximise the storage space. Once the products have been picked they are quality checked and placed in lanes ready for sending out to retail customers such as Argos, B&Q, Comet and Costco.
Vax Limited is recognised as a leader in the field of carpet washing. Since the first Vax machine was invented almost 30 years ago it has been utilising state of the art technology to offer a wide range of household cleaning machines. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hong Kong based TechTronic Industries Co. Ltd., a global leader in the home improvements and domestic appliance market.
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