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New distribution centre for commercial body fittings

Commercial Body Fittings has once again turned to LINPAC Storage Systems to fit out their latest distribution centre for the Midlands area based in Coseley.

LINPAC completed a successful storage solution in Commercial Body Fittings new build warehouse at the company headquarters in Welwyn Garden City several years ago. Consequently, Commercial Body's General Manager, Mark Negri, went straight to LINPAC for this project.

“They did a good job before so I knew we could rely on them for the best quality of service, products and aftercare,” says Mr Negri. “As we expected, they responded quickly to our brief and have provided us with a professionally designed, cost effective solution.”

Turnover has increased rapidly for Commercial Body Fittings over the last five years and the company's expansion meant that it outgrew its Midlands based premises which were located in Tipton. This prompted the move to a much larger property, a completely refurbished 54,000 sq ft unit on a four acre site in Coseley.

Within the new distribution centre the various body parts for lorries are stored according to their size and weight, on either cantilever racking, pallet racking, Longspan shelving or Linspace shelving.

Cantilever racking, which is ideal for unpalletised longer length goods, has been installed down one side of the distribution centre. It is used to store aluminium sideguard rails, plywood door panels and anti-slip flooring.

Bulk, palletised stock is held in LINPAC's adjustable, wide aisle pallet racking. There are over 1,000 locations which are all equipped with wooden decking to accept different sized pallets. Storage is available on six levels to make full use of the height of the building. Sturdy column guards help to protect the base of each upright from accidental damage and a safety cage has been installed at the back of the racking where it runs adjacent to a pedestrian area.

The two shelving systems are positioned close to the packing area of the distribution centre. Small, heavy items such as sealants are stored on bays of robust Longspan shelving whilst lighter items are housed on versatile Linspace shelving.

Commercial Body Fittings is a leading supplier to the vehicle body building and trailer manufacturing industries. It boasts a portfolio of over 2,000 customers nationwide, offering them a product range of more than 3,500 off the shelf lines available from the company's catalogue, for more information call 01707 371161 or visit www.cbf.uk.com

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
e-mail: solutions@linpac-storagesystems.com
web: www.linpac-storagesystems.com

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