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Maximising space in Samworth distribution new coldstore

Daventry based leading materials handling and storage equipment company, the Nene Group Plc, has been successful in winning a contract to provide a complete racking installation for Samworth Distribution's new chill store extension at its distribution centre in Leicestershire. Utilising the new FEM compliant Stow Pal Rack pallet racking system the Nene Group has created 1100 new pallet locations.

Samworth Brothers is a privately owned family business and a leading UK company manufacturing a range of quality various food products. The Group employs a workforce of 5,500 within 13 operating companies, which are split between Leicestershire and Cornwall.

Ongoing expansion necessitated the building of the extension needed to accommodate the growing volumes of lines through the Leicestershire Woodside facility. With space at a premium, as no further expansion is possible at the site, Samworth Distribution needed a company that had the experience and technical ability to maximise the space available.

Already familiar with the Nene Group's reputation for quality and service and having been recommended to the company by its materials handling supplier, Samworth Distribution selected the Nene Group to carry out the £28,000 contract. In-depth consultations with the Samworth Distribution's management and detailed site surveys to determine product profile and throughput expectations allowed the Nene Group's design team to create the optimum solution utilising CAD drawings to maximise use of the building height and so that pallets could be easily accessed by reach trucks.

To cater for the various sizes and weight of pallets, the Nene Group recommended the Stow Pal Rack pallet racking system, which has been specifically designed for this purpose. To facilitate the storage of different types of pallets, the Nene Group supplied the racking beams in two different colours.

All items were delivered and installed within an extremely tight time frame of just over two weeks. This enabled Samworth Distribution to move seamlessly into its new cold store facility without interruption to customer service.

“Nene took time to finalise the layout and understand our requirements”, said Nathan Leach, Assistant Distribution Manager at Samworth Distribution. “The site management was first class and the installation was carried out on budget, on time and as specified. We are delighted with the product specification and can honestly say it was a job well done”. Ends
About Nene Group plc
Established in the 1960's the Nene Group plc's business evolves around materials handling and storage and industrial property development and ownership. As a Group, Nene is able to offer clients a complete warehouse unit solution comprising of racking, offices, and furniture, along with all Material Handling Equipment, available on a short or long-term agreement. At present the Nene Group owns over half a million sq ft of high quality warehousing within the Midlands with plans for further expansion. The Group also has a number of office suites that it rents on both a short or long term basis.

Nene Storage Equipment Ltd, Nene House
Station Road
Watford Village
Northants, NN6 7XN
Tel: 01327 300456
Fax 01327 300737
Email: howard@nene.co.uk www.nene.co.uk

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