Including building, rentarack and ancillary equipment. Renowned for its industrial property portfolio and its materials handling and storage equipment business, the Nene Group plc has combined both sides of its business to provide CEVA Logistics with a total solutions package for a new contract won from iON, a group led by office equipment manufacturer Xerox. In addition to leasing CEVA an 80,000 sq. ft warehouse complex in Daventry, Nene has fitted out the warehouse with racking and ancillary products supplied through Nene's Rentarack, rack rental scheme.
Nene has supplied the racking system to match the lease term of the warehouse, which links to CEVA's contract with iON. The flexibility of Nene's Rentarack scheme has enabled the deal to be put together within a minimum time frame with racking delivered and installed from order to final commissioning in just eight weeks.
“Renting racking for a fixed term on behalf of iON fitted our requirements exactly”, said Simon Robinson, Warehouse Design Manager at CEVA Logistics. “Nene is the only company offering this service. We have not only rented racking but also ancillary products including wire mesh decks and rack deflectors. In fact we were able to rent everything right down to waste receptacles”.
Nene's design team collaborated with CEVA in creating a solution for the warehouse that maximised the space available. With this completed and agreed by CEVA, work began in turning the building into a fully functional warehouse facility using adjustable pallet racking (APR), Live Store Racking, Long Span Shelving and Small Parts Shelving.
Nene has fitted out all the racking with mesh decking to accommodate the storage and picking of cartons. Anti-collapse mesh has been fitted to the rear of the pallet racking in areas of concentrated pedestrian activity to prevent items falling on employees. Further health & safety features included the installation of racking protection barriers together with Nene's own patented Rack Deflektor to protect pallet-racking uprights.
In addition Nene has also supplied a diverse range of other products including strapping machines, workstation matting, a mobile trolley and personnel lockers. Last by not least, Nene supplied and erected a smoking shelter, equipped with waste receptacles.
“We are delighted with the installation which included everything right down to matting”, concluded Simon Robinson. “As the racking is rented, Nene undertakes regular inspections and repairs which releases us from undertaking that important role. Renting racking and ancillary equipment is a excellent scheme for specific contracts.”
Nene Storage Equipment Ltd
Northants NN6 7XN
Tel: 01327 300456
Fax 01327 300737