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Schaefer provides Linde with new parts store

22 years after its first parts store was installed, Linde Materials Handling (UK) Ltd once again called upon the expertise of SSI Schaefer to fit out its brand new stores facility in Basingstoke, Hampshire.

With a close working relationship spanning decades, Linde were more than confident of using SSI Schaefer’s expertise to design and install a new parts store once the decision was made to relocate to new premises from its existing satellite site in Basingstoke.

Linde wasted no time in taking full advantage of SSI Schaefer’s vast product portfolio and industry capabilities in order to achieve a working space that would operate efficiently, taking full advantage of the available footprint, whilst adhering to critical advice regarding loading and building regulations to the overall project.

The product range and flexibility provided by SSI Schaefer meant that both wide and very narrow aisle (VNA) pallet racking were installed in addition to high bay shelving served by Linde’s K Range narrow aisle combi trucks and a modular multi-tier storage facility for smaller items. Cantilever racking for storing Linde’s long goods and other bulky items and an array of plastic containers were also supplied.

Mike Settle, Logistics Manager, Linde, said: "SSI Schaefer’s wide and narrow aisle pallet racking allowed us to use our own range of trucks resulting in the perfect combination. The professionalism and knowledge base that SSI Schaefer has when it comes to providing proficient and dynamic warehouse storage systems enabled us relocate with ease and stick to budget without compromising on efficiency."

The pallet racking installation provides Linde with a stable, robust, versatile, expandable, safe and long-lasting system – perfect for long-term business growth. The VNA system, designed to meet a new generation of warehouses up to 15m high with aisles marginally wider than the load, has improved Linde’s stock rotation and improved picking rates – the increased operational height has enabled Linde to utilise the floor area more efficiently increasing the overall stores capacity.

Linde offers bespoke handling solutions for every type of industrial and commercial application. These include engine and electric powered counterbalance trucks, a complete range of warehouse trucks, very narrow aisle systems, electric tow tractors, sideloaders and container handlers.

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