A tidy investment

07 April 2021

Packaging distributor the RAJA Group is improving the collection and segregation of waste at its new 260,000 sq ft central warehouse and distribution facility in Brogborough near Bedford.

The 50 new polypropylene racksacks supplied by Beaverswood allow for better segregation and management of waste materials as a team of 60 pickers process hundreds of orders on a daily basis. 

Suspended from the end of shelving racks, racksacks support picking operations, helping to keep the workspace tidy and free from potential slip or trip hazards. It also contributes to saving space, as operatives can dispose of paper, plastic, clips and other waste produce, which is then gathered and sent for offsite recycling. 

Furthermore, it’s saving RAJA floor space due to its rack-hanging design.

RAJA, which is also a Beaverswood product reseller, estimates that its investment in the racksack system, which sees waste segregated as orders are processed and distributed rather than collected at the end of each shift, is providing efficiencies that will contribute to long term cost savings. 

Picking errors have been reduced following investment in new aisle signage, rack labels and document holders from Beaverswood.

With safety and welfare paramount during the current pandemic, new safety floor markers have been installed in the Brogborough warehouse to ensure compliance with social distancing requirements and protect people in a busy industrial environment.

RAJA UK’s purchasing director Chris Liddell added it was important to continue to invest to secure efficiencies as packaging distributors expand to meet Covid-driven ecommerce growth.

“Our new distribution centre accommodates our plans and will support any requirements for future expansion. With this sizeable investment, it was important to have the right visual and organisational aids in place to maximise productivity. We opted for Beaverswood systems and have been delighted with the performance of the warehouse to date.

“Racksack helps us to meet our waste management responsibilities. The biggest benefit is that it provides us with an effective solution without taking up any floor space.  This improves our housekeeping and boosts productivity at the same time. Together with other initiatives, it’s definitely helping us to be far more efficient and better recycle waste. 

“Improvements on the back of new shelf signage and labelling systems have also contributed to more productive order picking and processing. Our pickers can see easier where they need to be in the warehouse and identify quickly where to they should be working.”

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