The combination of LINPAC's double deep pallet racking and a mezzanine with Longspan shelving has provided Bong UK with an efficient storage solution that fills the gap between its two existing buildings in Milton Keynes. Bong is one of Europe's leading envelope companies and its success in the UK has meant that the company has grown rapidly over the last decade. With this new facility, headquarters, factory and warehouse have been brought together under one roof for the first time.
Kevin McMahon, Warehouse and Logistics Manager for Bong UK was in the driving seat of this unusual project to provide a storage facility to bulk store envelopes and also house the maintenance department. He commented, “Initially five companies were in the running, but they were quickly narrowed down to two. We chose LINPAC Storage Systems because their racking was the best quality for the price and we found them more than helpful on the planning side. Our goalposts kept moving, but LINPAC were open and receptive to the changes, in fact they ended up supplying eight different detailed technical drawings for the job.”
The green field section between the buildings was levelled out to make a new building of 1,491sq metres. Double deep racking with a top beam level of 8.85m was installed to provide sufficient storage for over
50 million envelopes. The pallet racking has been fitted out with open boarded timber decking to allow storage of different sized pallets.
A mezzanine with one hour fire-rated partitioning and ceiling has been constructed in the new warehouse facility. Engineers who maintain the factory machinery have their workshop underneath the mezzanine. Spare parts such as rollers and cutters for envelope manufacturing are stored on top of the mezzanine on LINPAC's strong Longspan shelving.
“LINPAC have been very helpful to us,” concluded McMahon. “Their expertise, particularly at the planning stage, has allowed us to maximise storage in the space between our two buildings. As a direct result our storage is now more efficient and cost-effective.”