SCP UK, supplier of swimming pools and related accessories has risen to the challenge of maintaining previous stock levels in a much smaller warehouse footprint with the help of an Aisle-Master at its UK premises.
Space savings compared to reach trucks
Following a strategic rationalisation, Warehouse Manager Joe Taylor had 26,700 square ft at his disposal rather than 41,000 square ft. "The limited manoeuvrability of our old reach truck would have meant having aisle widths of around 6m for some of our larger loads which are 8ft square," says Joe. "With the Aisle-Master we have squeezed the maximum volume into the space available to achieve an impressive total of 760 pallet spaces plus 120 bays for storing hot tubs."
Impressive performance on steep ramp
Deliveries arrive on site in rigid trailers or containers so any handling equipment needs to negotiate the fairly steep rear ramp for offloading and loading. The Aisle-Master's powerful AC drive motor easily copes with this, and access into the trailers is no problem due to the four stage mast with a low closed height, which can then extend to 5600mm to deposit pallets into the highest racking inside.