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Raising the bar with Combilift and cantilever racking

Howard Tenens is delighted with the results it has managed to produce for one of its major customers at its Sharpness depot in Gloucestershire. As part of the Company’s commitment to providing added value for its customers, a new system of Cantilever racking was introduced which meant that rather than bulk store this heavy drilling equipment, it could be racked therefore reducing the warehouse space required by the customer. To facilitate the operation, investment in a 4-way Combilift was also made.

General Manager, Mike Jones explains: "Payback on the investment in the racking will be quickly achieved as a result of cost savings made from the reduced space. This has not only resulted in lower costs for our customer but has also accelerated handling and storage procedures as well as enhancing health and safety on site."

Mike continues, "The bulk storage system we operated with the old trucks was space consuming, and the limited manoeuvrability of the counterbalance trucks meant that it was quite complicated to get lengths of up to 10m through the warehouse doors in the first place. We asked our materials handling consultants Briggs for advice and they recommended the 4-way Combilift as the one machine solution, which has proved to be ideal."

Ben Morris, MD Operations said, "This is just another example of the commitment we demonstrate to our customers and equally the added value we can deliver for them. This upgrade at our Sharpness depot has been a resounding success all round."

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