Fulfilling the demand for next day delivery
Following an extensive warehouse appraisal and feasibility study SEC found that the best solution for ILG would be to install a rack-supported, multi-tier picking structure, maximising the cubic capacity of the new warehouse. Standard bulk pallet racking would create the foundation of the structure adding over a 1,000 pick locations on the ground floor and raised access walkways were then installed and supported by the racking below.
A mixture of shelving systems were then installed throughout each floor of the structure adding an additional 1,300 pick positions. In order to transfer products throughout the structure, SEC installed roller conveyor systems on each floor feeding into a dedicated spiral gravity chute and then down to the pick and pack station based on the ground floor. The pick and pack area was incorporated underneath the structure to save on warehouse space and optimises the travel distance of ILG warehouse operatives saving wasted time and unnecessary operative fatigue.
As with all multi-tier structures, a 60-minute fire rating was needed in order to comply with strict building regulations. This was achieved by installing a steel exposed, white-faced suspended ceiling underneath the mezzanine floor along with the creation of a dedicated stairway enclosure with access points to each floor.
The new facility is now setup to accommodate true demand based storage, meaning ILG are now able to retrieve products from anywhere throughout the warehouse. This intelligent solution from SEC will help ILG to continue providing their ever-expanding, award-winning services to clients for many years to come.
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"Our commitment to delivering the best possible service for our customers and supporting their businesses is a fundamental part of ILG.
I am delighted for everyone at ILG that our high standards, commitment and hard work has been recognised by this award from the UKWA.
Congratulations to all the team at ILG and of course to the team at SEC Group for their Technical Innovation Award.”