APC Storage Solutions SA completes large racking project in just four weeks

A South African supply chain solutions company, with offices in three provinces, contracted complete warehouse systems provider, APC Storage Solutions SA, to set up a unique 7 500 pallet warehouse in Pinetown, Durban.

In a unique project for storing and distributing one of its large automotive customer’s motor spares and accessories, the logistics provider requested APC Storage Solutions SA design, supply and install the first 3 000 pallet positions within four weeks of receiving the order. “Even though we import all our racking from our European manufacturer, we were the only supplier with enough stock holding to meet the strict one-month deadline,” says Ettienne Meyburgh, General Manager for Projects at APC Storage Solutions SA.

APC Storage Solutions SA is partnered with Mecalux, a Spanish multinational and specialist manufacturer of some of the world’s most engineered and tested pallet racking solutions. “At any given time, we have up to 7 000 or 8 000 pallet positions worth of racking in stock, which shortens lead times significantly – when compared to other local pallet racking manufacturers,” says Meyburgh.

As teams were completing the first-phase installation, stock started filling up the warehouse, prompting the client to bring forward the second phase installation of an additional 4 000 pallet positions. The entire warehouse is laid out in a highly-compact narrow aisle configuration – allowing up to 30% more stock than originally planned.

“We completed the entire racking layout design, along with the 7 500 pallet position installation in record time, while remaining price competitive,” says Meyburgh.

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.

APC Storage Solutions SA offers world-class service in Gauteng and throughout South Africa, including Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria and Johannesburg. Services are also available throughout the African continent.