More storage capacity
12 December 2012
United Coffee UK has increased storage capacity by 56% by reconfiguring racking and introducing Atlet Forte reach trucks. Storage and handling operations have been optimised at the company's Milton Keynes distribution
Storage and handling operations have been optimised at the company's Milton Keynes distribution centre to meet the requirements of its dramatic business growth.
Working with the team from United Coffee UK, Atlet assessed a number of options and used its Logistics Analyser Program to simulate various racking configurations, including narrow aisle and double deep. Double deep offered the potential to maximise storage capacity but did not support the selectivity and throughput required for this particular application. So Atlet proposed two of its Forte reach trucks which could operate in 2.5m aisles and handle full 1400kg loads to the maximum 6.3m of the highest proposed racking beam.
The two new Forte trucks were supplied by Atlet with weather cabs so that they could, when needed, operate outside to supplement a counterbalance used for vehicle loading.