APC Storage Solutions SA Optimises Lynca Meats Cold Storage
APC Storage Solutions SA recently assisted Lynca Meats in designing and erecting an on-site cold storage facility to store the company’s pork products at its Meyerton premises. The storage solution included the mobile racking system, Movirack®, as well as two articulated forklifts that will store and retrieve the +/- 5 500 pallets currently accommodated.
By having their own cold storage facility, Lynca Meats can streamline their storage, handling and distribution logistics without the need for double handling and storing through a third party, enabling better control and service to the company’s end users. The new facility is approximately 2 000 m2.
APC Storage Solutions SA designed, supplied, installed and commissioned a Movirack® mobile racking system, consisting of two blocks of 10 and seven bases respectively, plus two additional back-to-back conventional racking systems. In both systems, the racks are configured to seven bays in length, six levels high, with each bay holding three pallets.
On the material handling side, APC Storage Solutions SA supplied two Aisle Master articulated forklifts that are ideal for operation within very narrow aisles. The forklifts were provided under a full-maintenance rental package from APC Storage Solutions SA’s material handling division, IHS Forklifts.
“APC Storage Solutions SA offered an integrated storage solutions service that, in addition to the provision of mobile racking and the material handling equipment, included a sizing study that determined the most efficient process flow of stowed items,” explains Andrè Snyman, General Manager, Lynca Meats. “The facility was tailored to the operational storage and throughput capacity required for the pork products.”
“The level of aftersales service, including support and product guarantees, was also a major factor in us choosing to partner with APC Storage Solutions SA,” Snyman continues.
As detailed in the original contract, phase two of the project includes the installation of an additional four mobile bases to provide storage for an additional 1 040 pallets. The embedded rails for these bases have already been cast, ensuring a seamless transition and implementation of this phase of the project.
The facility commenced operation in December 2015.