Following the enormous growth in online shopping, the UK’s largest parcel delivery company, has invested significantly in I.T, and physical infrastructure, including increased security of high value retail items.

Recent figures from Boston Consulting Group suggest the internet accounted for £121 billion of UK GDP last year – or around 8.3 per cent. The research suggested this will grow further to £225 billion by 2016, while the proportion of retail transactions carried out online will hit 23 per cent by the same date.

Therefore it is clear that the demand for safe secure storage of in particular home technology items e.g. tablet computers (1 per second purchased on line on Cyber Monday in the run up to Christmas 2012), cameras, smart phones etc is essential for home delivery companies to fulfil their retail drop ship contracts. The Avanta mesh security cage range and associated shelving is the ideal solution in creating a secure working and storage holding area within the depots.

Avanta UK successfully tendered for the: –
Design, Supply and delivery of multiple mesh security cages and short span shelving bays at a number of depots situated from Aberdeen to Truro.

The range of floor fixed cages supplied were based on the standard Avanta Cages 3 to 5 with bespoke stable doors to allow parcels to be loaded onto the shelves and passed out to delivery drivers for despatch.

Avanta Security Mesh Cages come in 6 standard sizes and are constructed using UX 450 mesh panels. Panels can easily be modified on-site if your application should change. Mesh panels with a smaller aperture can also be provided for the safe storage of aerosols if required.

The Avanta mesh panels and the shelving are all held in stock in component form for a quick delivery hence the first 12 sites were completed in 4 working weeks.

Mark Davison of Avanta commented “We are delighted to be working with one of the foremost UK parcel delivery companies and have received excellent feedback from the individual depot managers.”

The 6 standard mesh cages are supplied powder coated grey RAL7037 (other colours are available – call for more information) for indoor use. For outdoor use the cages have a hot dipped galvanised finish for weather resistance.

All Avanta Security Mesh Cages are supplied with hinged double doors that open 180 degrees, allowing for easy forklift or pallet truck access. Mini Boxes are supplied with a hinged single door with a padlock hasp.

Mesh Cages are quick and easy to install and also provide direct visibility of items in storage.

Common uses include: –
Retail – Secure items of value in the stockroom – Gas Bottle Storage – Outside storage – Cardboard Storage – Prior to compacting

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