Welch's Transport Ltd

Adjustable pallet racking installation

Design and installation of an adjustable pallet racking system with varying bay sizes and warehouse barriers for Welch's Transport Ltd's new Bedford depot.

 

Client Background:

Welch's Transport has been one of the leading haulage companies in the East of England for the past 80-years, specialising in a range of transport solutions from general haulage and pallet delivery to the transportation of dangerous goods and abnormal loads.

Client:

Welch's Transport Ltd

 

Location:

Bedford, Bedfordshire

 

Services:

Warehouse Design & Installation, Adjustable Pallet Racking, Warehouse Barriers

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Conversion of a bus depot into a fully operational warehouse

 

Following the acquisition of a 46,000 sq/ft bus depot based on the Cambridge Road Industrial Estate in Bedford, Welch's Transport Ltd were in need of a storage solution that would help them to convert their facility into a fully operational warehouse.

 

Welch's Transport specialises in a range of transport solutions from general haulage and pallet delivery to the transportation of dangerous goods and abnormal loads. Having operated in the UK for over 80-years, they are well equipped to service clients of all sizes throughout the UK.

 

Our initial contact with the company came through a referral from one of our long-standing suppliers, and the following discussions with the company focused around the specific pallet profiles that they were looking to store in this new facility. “SEC were brilliant to work with from start to finish," comments, Chris Welch, Commercial & Operations Director. "They gave us, by far, the most thorough survey we have had of our warehouse and paid particular attention to my comments about pallet profiles and varying bay sizes."

 

 

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“SEC were brilliant to work with from start to finish. They gave us, by far, the most thorough survey we have had of our warehouse and paid particular attention to my comments about pallet profiles and varying bay sizes.

 

The cherry on top was that they gave us an installation date of only 6-weeks after order, beating the competition by a good 4-weeks.

 

The installation team were professional, cleaned up after themselves and had the job done within the agreed timeframes.

 

All in all, an excellent service, and SEC will be the first company I call when we rack out our next warehouse”

 

Chris Welch
Commercial & Operations Director

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Adjustable pallet racking installation for new Bedford depot

 

Following an extensive site survey by project salesman, Damian Chudleigh-Smith, it was agreed that an adjustable pallet racking system with varying beam levels would be the best solution for the storage of our client's goods. Time was also of the essence for this project, as Welch's Transport needed the facility to be fully operational in order to fulfil upcoming client contracts. "The cherry on top was that [SEC] gave us an installation date of only 6-weeks after order," adds, Chris. "Beating the competition by a good 4-weeks."

 

Once the materials were delivered, our installation team began their work on-site, completing the installation over the course of a couple of weeks. "The installation team were professional, cleaned up after themselves and had the job done within the agreed timeframes", comments, Chris. The works also included the installation of warehouse barriers throughout, in order to protect the racking from potential forklift truck collisions.

 

Overall, the fit-out of this newly converted facility has provided Welch's Transport with a new base of operations following their relocation, which will help them to continue offering their wide range of transport solutions across key pockets of the UK. "All in all, an excellent service, and SEC will be the first company I call when we rack out our next warehouse," concludes, Chris.

 

As this is Phase One of a two-phase fit-out, the design of this installation has enabled Welch's Transport to move in and achieve their capacity needs without needing to change their forklift trucks. As capacity increases, they will infill the spare space in the depot with new racking, reducing the aisles with a view to employing articulated forklifts on their trucks at a later stage.

 

 

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