Faulty Forklifts – Time to Repair or Replace?


It’s often difficult to say goodbye to a trusty forklift that has served your warehouse faithfully for years…maybe even decades. For one thing, you can’t help but get at least a bit attached to them, having got to know them and the way they work like the back of your hand. On top of this, there is also the cost factor – it’s not as if new forklifts come particularly cheap. Read more…

Essential Pallet Rack Safety Considerations


As any responsible warehouse operative or manager would agree, nothing matters more than health and safety. Efficiency and performance are all well and good, but mean nothing if the safety of the workforce is not adequately managed.  Read more…

Emerging Green Trends in Warehousing


These days, environmental awareness is no longer optional. Instead, it is a fundamental prerequisite for every business at every level to fully consider the environmental implications of everything it does. And not only consider them, but work towards building and operating a ‘greener’ business in general.

In terms of warehousing, there’s quite a lot that can be done to contribute to the cause. While it’s true to say that going green has a habit of bringing with it quite a lot of initial expense, it generally also means significant on-going reductions in operational costs. So while you have to fork out in the immediate moment, you’re compensated generously over the long-term. Read more…

How the Increase in E-Commerce is Changing Warehouses


Online retail has transformed the way the world does business to a more radical extent than anything we’ve seen in recent history. From the biggest international retailers to those who simply set up the smallest back bedroom operations from home, selling online has overtaken and even ousted high street retail in many global regions. Read more…

Is Your Warehouse Technology Out of Date?


It’s never particularly pleasant to face the prospect of having to upgrade the technology at the core of your warehouse. The reason being that not only can it constitute a pretty hefty expense, but there’s also the disruption and learning curve involved while the new system is being implemented. Read more…

Movable Storage Units – A Cold Storage Saviour?


If you’ve worked in a warehousing environment for some time which has both cold storage and ambient storage areas, you may be aware of the problems this can pose to lifting/moving equipment. The reason being that when it comes to this kind of warehousing, the single most common cause of equipment failure is the way in which the constant moving from cold to warm environments leads to the build-up of condensation. And for obvious reasons, the fact that condensation is composed of moisture means it’s not exactly the best of friends with heavy-duty electrical equipment. Read more…

Drones – Coming Soon to a Warehouse Near You?


Over the past couple of years, drones have been generating considerable buzz…no pun intended. We’ve been repeatedly told that soon enough, drones will be able to effectively replace pretty much every individual and vehicle involved in many key logistics processes. Or at least, those involved in delivering products to the end customer. And the fact that we’ve seen companies like Amazon already trial in this kind of machinery would seem to suggest it really is happening. Read more…

Keeping Your Warehouse (and Workers) Cool and Comfortable


It might not look that way outside right now, but we’re well and truly on our way into the warmer months of the year. The UK summer has a tendency to be short and unpredictable to say the least, but you can once again rest assured of at least a brief period during which the heat is borderline unbearable. Read more…

Industrial Shelving For the Home


A lot of people would look at our extensive range of products and immediately write us off as a commercial-exclusive supplier. Which is to be expected, given the way in which we specialise in the very best industrial shelving and related accessories. But at the same time, it’s worth bearing in mind that the industrial or ‘warehouse’ look is fast becoming one of the most popular and sought after interior décor styles across the UK and beyond. People are paying enormous sums of money to bring an industrial, somewhat raw and unfinished look into their homes – often with designer goods that cost an absolute fortune. Read more…

Essential Cold Room Health and Safety Tips


Recently, we shared a post detailing just a few of the potential benefits of bringing movable racking into the workplace – particularly those where cold rooms are used. Today, we thought we’d follow this up with a few key health and safety tips, which apply to anyone working in or around a cold room. Read more…

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