Leeds based Storage Equipment specialist Avanta UK Ltd has completed a large scale turnkey project for Cleckheaton based GROUPAUTO.
Having previously designed and installed the warehouse interiors for the likes automotive part manufacturers Febi Bilstein, Federal Mogul and Borg Warner Turbos it was felt that Avanta had the right credentials to tender for the project.
About The Client
GROUPAUTO is the premier trading group for motor factor businesses operating in the Independent automotive aftermarket with higher sales and purchases, more motor factor members and more outlets than any other group in the UK. Their success is as direct result of dedicated resource working on behalf of their membership.
• 1100 Motor factor locations in UK
• 360 Members
• 120+ Suppliers
• Representation in 60 Countries
The company had a requirement to increase box storage capacity due to increased demand and the launch of numerous ranges to improve product choice and speed of delivery for customers. The undertaking by GROUPAUTO required considerable investment to future proof the capacity of the distribution centre.
Critical to the success of the tender was being able to design a suitable storage solution that could ‘tie in’ to an existing rack supported structure without compromising the amount of automotive parts that were to be stored.
The design, delivery and installation of: –
• Two Tier fire rated mezzanine floor offering c1000m2 of additional storage space
• Light and Smoke detection
• Spiral Chute
• Gravity fed conveyor
• 574 bays of pigeon hole steel warehouse shelving, each bay is clad to sides and rear has 7 shelves with 18 full height dividers offering 24 locations per bay
• c14,000 label locations
• Low level Pallet Racking
• Additional Electrical works
Distribution Centre Manager – Andy Preston “We are delighted that we chose Avanta UK to undertake a project of this size. I have worked closely with David Hamer who project managed the installation for us and I have been very impressed that the work did not disrupt our day to day priorities. David’s attention to detail helped ensure a smooth transition and we now have the capacity to launch new products and build on our success. He did a remarkable job and in my opinion is an excellent project manager. The installation was impressively under control and he aided and assisted us well through the whole project”
The project was carried out over a 10 week period with minimal disruption to the daily operation of GROUPAUTO.