LINPAC Storage Systems has fulfilled a contract to supply adjustable pallet racking to Rolls-Royce, the world's most prestigious car company.
The manufacturing plant and head office of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is situated on the Goodwood Estate in the Sussex Downs. It was the production of a new model for 2007 at this modern facility that prompted the need for further storage in the company's main warehouse which is located close to the assembly line.
Carl Hillyar, Site Strategy and Structure Planner for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars was part of the team responsible for selecting the new storage solution. He comments, “Installing the new racking has created more space for us as previously we were storing these particular items on the floor. It has also provided protection for the foam upholstery panels which can easily be damaged if they are stacked too high. As the racking is equipped with heavy duty decking it is very adaptable – we are using it to store stillages of Rolls-Royce body parts as well as the packs of foam panels.”
The LINPAC racking, which is configured up to 9 beam levels high, is entirely fitted out with heavyweight mesh decks. This robust product is particularly suitable for use in automotive storage solutions.
All the beams used in the Rolls-Royce solution are 3.5m long, although there are two different beam heights to compensate for the difference in weight of the items stored. There are 50mm deep beams which can store up to 150kgs and 100mm deep beams which are used for the heavier loads of up to 1500kgs. The beams have been painted in a special yellow colour.
Tim Judge, sales and marketing director of LINPAC Storage Systems says, “We have been supplying dedicated shelving, racking and lineside applications to the automotive industry for many years – designing and implementing innovative yet cost effective solutions. We are proud to be working with Rolls-Royce, a marque that is a sign of supreme craftsmanship and exceptional cars.”
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