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The COVID19 pandemic has altered our society in ways we never imagined possible. This time last year, the idea of a worldwide lockdown would have sounded like something from Hollywood. This is the situation we have found ourselves in though, and while many industries have been adversely affected, there are some for whom demand has increased; such as those working in logistics and warehousing.

Online shopping has skyrocketed during lockdown. With people’s movements limited, they have been forced to shop online. This has seen a huge increase in the workload and created new hurdles for online retailers, their storage facilities and logistics companies.

This unprecedented demand has increased the need for logistics and warehousing companies to be as efficient as possible. With more items requiring storage and delivery, these companies need to find solutions that will help them keep up with the rising demand of the British population.

Efficient Warehousing Solutions

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Businesses in this sector need to protect themselves and find ways of using of their facilities better, in order to increase the efficiency of their space and operation. Sometimes this can mean expanding in new and additional premises, and sometimes it just means finding innovative solutions.

Worksmart Contracts’ Storage Solutions have been specialising in finding innovated solutions for over a decade. Maximising the efficiency and utilising every available inch of space is crucial. This has never been truer than now, during the COVID19 pandemic.

Mezzanine Floors for Warehouses

We can improve your warehouse spaces by creating mezzanine floor spaces. This will increase the space available by using the height of the facility to create additional floor space. More pallet racking, long bay shelving and mobile storage solutions can increase efficiency. For when there is no available space, we can create external storage solutions. These secure cages will be able to house items which can’t be stored inside.

Worksmart Contracts can fully support the new ways of working. We are here to work alongside out clients and help them return to work in the safest ways possible.

To learn more about our work with warehousing and logistics companies, and the solutions we can offer you, get in touch.

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Worksmart’s Storage Division

After nearly 2 years of operation, the Worksmart Storage Division has already established themselves as one of the premier suppliers of storage equipment in the UK.  Our marketing apprentice Kieran sat down with Colin Lightbody, Worksmart’s Senior Sales Executive, to discuss their successes.

KJ: Good Afternoon Colin. Which services do the Worksmart Storage Division provide to customers?

CL: Worksmart provide a wide range of solutions to businesses.  From a single bay of shelving to a pallet truck to some lockers to a full interior fit out.  We usually get called in when a customer has a storage or efficiency problem for example, they are moving to larger premises or downsizing but need to maintain the same stock levels, need to get more stock into the same footprint, to allow better access to existing storage or to provide a solution to speed up the picking process or undertake repairs to damaged components.  We use a mix of industry experience coupled with a range of storage equipment we can use to make bespoke solutions for individual requirements to help solve their problems.

KJ: Which businesses can benefit from Worksmart Storage’s solutions?

CL: The Worksmart Storage team work with companies in all sectors and of all sizes.  The customer with 2 staff and a bay of racking today could be the same customer with 1000 staff and 5000 pallet locations so we offer the same professional service to everyone.  For example, we have worked on a project that required a small office space to be fitted in a warehouse, however traditional walls or glazed partitioning could not be used. Instead, Worksmart fitted some demountable Double Skinned Steel partitioning with suspended ceilings, lights, heaters and carpets. This helps to provide an office space with minimal lowering of storage space, which our shelving and pallet racking can help to improve regardless.

KJ: What do you feel has made you so successful after only 2 years of trading?

CL:  I feel that our success can be contributed to a mix of our hard work, industry /product experience, market knowledge and a bit of luck.  Combined, my colleague Alistair and I have over forty years of industry experience, and are therefore well versed to deal with any storage needs you may have. We also have close relationships with all our suppliers and all stages of the supply chain, including working with LLC Consultancy on our library projects. They help to ensure we can provide the highest quality materials to all our clients, while remaining competitive in the marketplace. Additionally, our previous contracts within the storage industry have ensured that we have continued to receive a supply of work from established clients, such as Fife Council Record Management, LAMAS Museum and the Carnegie Library. These clients have provided excellent feedback to Worksmart which has helped to improve our reputation within the storage market.

KJ: How do all the Storage Solutions you supply help your clients?

CL: Each one of the solutions Worksmart provide can help to solve a unique storage problem. For example, if your company has limited space but cannot upgrade to a larger facility, a mezzanine floor can almost double your space, due to a second floor of storage being available. Also, these storage solutions can help to make your business more efficient, due to solutions such as pallet racking allow for easy access to all parts of your storage area. Additionally, Worksmart’s storage solutions all allow for your business to increase their output, due to you having a higher volume of storage space available to your business. This can therefore increase your efficiencies.

More information on Worksmart Storage Solutions, including some of their case studies, can be found at www.worksmartinteriors.co.uk.

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Storage Solutions

The team have had an extremely successful 2016, with orders coming from as far away as Stoke and Aberdeen.  From competitive tenders including PCS, to existing customers, to framework agreements, to prospecting all over the country with our range of branded catalogues, the team have won a number of projects in various industry sectors including manufacturing, healthcare and local councils from far more established rivals and incumbent suppliers.

The storage team have won a number of competitive tenders for local councils including North, South and East Ayrshire, Dundee City, and latterly Fife.

These projects have involved using our vast array of storage products including pallet racking, mobile/static shelving, mezzanine floors, steel/mesh partitioning, library furniture and lockers in forming archive stores, relocating existing mobile shelving, securing areas, creating additional stores, library fit-outs and increasing storage capacity.

Worksmart have also been included on framework agreements for Fife Libraries and YPO (Yorkshire Procurement Office).

The teams’ wealth of experience has meant we have been enlisted by a number of clients to solve storage problems for them.  The likes of Franke/Carron Phoenix, McAlpines, Dietchef and Prestige Leisure have all benefitted from the professional approach, flexibility, industry knowledge and outside the box thinking to provide solutions to these issues.

Stand out projects for the team this year have included:-

Fife Council – box storage incorporating longspan shelving, timber decking, guiderail, mobile shelving relocation and addition of new Rotadex mobile shelving, Ecospace static shelving and Troax mesh partitioning (2 competitive tenders)

Interpak, Maybole – 2no. mezzanine floors with Troax mezz guard and longspan shelving
Creation of a much larger capacity sample room and paper store using Stormor and Longspan shelving

North Ayrshire Council Records Management involved mobile shelving relocation and additions of new Ecospace mobile shelving to gain extra capacity in new store.

Franke Central Services, Stoke – new stores area using static shelving and containers
Carron Phoenix – Pallet Racking to give better access to pallets and clear the floor area
Sigma Aldrich – 2no. mezzanine floors and extending existing pallet racking

The storage teams’ installation schedule for 2017 is already filling up rapidly.

Fife Council Libraries and Museums Store (LAMA) won after a collaborative bid with Rotadex and Ecospace incorporates 2 tier electronic twinspace mobile shelving, pull out picture racking, plan chests etc and will mean over 3 months on site

NHS Ayrshire & Arran mobile shelving relocation
Ardagh Group Steel partitioned workshop with associated electrics and data

Contact the team on 01563 535511 or [email protected] to discuss how the team can help you solve your storage issues. #makeitworksmart