Rusmail Conveyor Systems ticked several of the right boxes with the installation of a mezzanine floor conveyor for Lucas World of Furniture. It was less disruptive than installing a lift; it increased automation in the warehouse and drastically reduced manual handling of heavier items of furniture.
Based in Aylesbury, Lucas is renowned for its distinctive range of furniture sourced all over the world especially for the retailer's Buckinghamshire customer base. David Lucas, Director said: “With the Rusmail kit we didn't need to make drastic adaptations to the building so the project could be completed quickly during our quieter period. Another advantage is how 'back-friendly' the conveyor is allowing us to take care of our staff and comply with health & safety requirements.”
Lucas Furniture decided on the Rusmail system having seen it in action at another furniture retailer. An added feature to the Lucas system is the mobile gravity roller Expandaveyor which can be adjusted in height and angle to unload from vehicles of different heights. It can also be stowed away after use to make room for the delivery trucks to park in the warehouse overnight.
The Rusmail installation is part of an overall expansion plan for Lucas, a 5th generation family business now in its 110th year, which is about to open a brand new warehouse built to new environmental standards.
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33-35 Adams Street
Birmingham B7 4LT. www.rusmailconveyors.co.uk