APC Storage Solutions SA completes major project for leading property investment company
After successfully completing a racking installation for a Midrand warehouse which is owned by a major Industrial and Commercial Property Investment Company and rented out to a leading mobile network provider, APC Storage Solutions SA recently completed another turnkey project for the investment company’s latest customer, a global logistics company. Located in Gosforth Park, near Alberton, this warehouse houses a density of up to 32 000 pallets in a space of 18 682 square metres.
“This high density requirement meant we had to build to the unusual height of 17.2 metres,” explains Fred Albrecht, MD of APC Storage Solutions SA. “To store and retrieve pallets, our client required a specialised man-up turret truck that’s capable of working in narrow aisles and at the required height. The warehouse also features a number of wider aisles for finer picking.”
The project had to be completed within very strict timelines and had to be completed in phases so that the client could begin receiving stock while APC was still installing racking in other areas. “This meant we had to speed up the installation process significantly,” adds Albrecht.
APC Storage Solutions SA supplied conventional pallet racking with additional bracing and used a very precise design calculation to determine how much additional cross bracing is necessary. This kept costs down and ensured the racking is able to withstand the additional loads resulting from the unusual heights.
“This is the third major project we’ve completed for this property investment company, and it goes to show the quality of our products and installations. We have built a solid relationship with them over recent years and work to align our services to meet their business goals, even when we’re presented with unusual designs and nearly impossible deadlines,” concluded Albrecht.
APC Storage Solutions SA, though its dedicated material handing division, IHS Forklifts, offers a range of warehouse forklifts to handle any application and includes extensive service plans and workmanship guarantees.