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Acorn Storage maximises racking safety for The Body Shop

Specialist pallet racking supplier and installer, Acorn Storage, provides Warehouse Partners’ solution to successfully increase safety at The Body Shop’s West Sussex distribution centre.

Acorn Storage, ASG Case Study

Background

Established for more than 25 years, Acorn Storage Equipment Ltd is a supplier, installer and specialist in pallet racking, shelving and mezzanine flooring.
The Kent-based company provides a full pallet racking service: from off-the-shelf new and used pallet racking and storage through to professional design, supply and installation of pallet storage systems.

Acorn attributes its success to adaptability, long-standing expertise and bespoke approach; whether its customers require a complete design and build service or simply the supply of high quality new or used pallet racking, Acorn Storage Equipment is the company of choice.
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ASG Services enhances Warehouse safety and identification system for leading 3PL

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Warehouse labelling and safety solutions provider completes successful fit-out at Great Bear’s new Sheffield site.

Background

Great Bear is one of the UK’s leading 3PL (third party logistics) companies, providing nationwide dedicated and shared user warehousing and distribution solutions for international
and blue chip clients.
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Managing over 4.5 million sq ft of warehousing and operating a large modern commercial vehicle fleet, Great Bear has built up a reputation within the industry as a switched-on and innovative operator.

Requirement

Great Bear’s commitment to sustainable expansion has been reflected in recent years with the opening of new sites including Northampton providing 475,000 sq ft, Chorley in Lancashire providing 230,000 sq ft and Bromborough in Merseyside providing 170,000 sq ft, amongst other Great Bear new site projects.
With ongoing expansion across the company in recent years, Great Bear needed a warehouse labelling and safety solutions provider that could complete projects cost effectively and to
schedule.

As a reputable and reliable company with past experience working at Great Bear, ASG Services played a key role as supplier and installation expert for equipment fit-outs of Great Bear’s existing and new depots. Most recently, this included work at the new site in Sheffield, completed in late 2014.

Great Bear had no hesitation in approaching warehouse solutions specialist ASG, given the strong history of successful work completed on previous sites.

With a strong working relationship built up over a number of years, Great Bear was confident in working with ASG to ensure the project was completed to a high standard. Reliability and cost
were key factors that led Great Bear to choose ASG as a solutions provider.

Works undertaken by ASG on our projects have been completed safely, and in line with the project programmes in both unoccupied and live working environments.

Chris Bell, Facilities Manager, Great Bear

Solution

Following initial contact with ASG, Great Bear liaised with the warehouse solutions provider to undertake a competitive tender/quotation process for supply & install projects, specifically at
Great Bear’s new Sheffield site depot.

Russell Bobin, UK sales manager at ASG, explained how the Sheffield site was a big project to undertake. The scope of work at the Sheffield warehouse included installation of Armco hand
barriers and safety systems, line-marking, signage and barcode labelling. Overall, the project timescale was phased around 8-12 weeks’ worth of work, including return visits and working on
different components of the job.

Outcome

“Works undertaken by ASG on our projects have been completed safely, and in line with the project programmes in both unoccupied and live working environments,” said Chris Bell, facilities manager at Great Bear. All supply and installation project works at the Sheffield warehouse were completed as per agreed charges and orders.

For ASG, the Sheffield site project helped strengthen their working relationship with Great Bear through ensuring the work was completed on budget and in time. It also demonstrated the
benefits of working with a professional company, such as Great Bear, that meant all aspects of the project ran as smoothly as possible.

“Working with Chris Bell and Great Bear has been great,” said Russell. “There’s never been any ambiguity, and a professional crew were provided to help out, which ensured everything went
to plan.”

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ASG supplies Kawasaki Robotics with new machine guarding solution for showroom

New SATECH solution installed at Kawasaki Robotics’ facility

Background

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Kawasaki Robotics (UK) Ltd is the UK robotics division of Kawasaki Heavy Industries Japan, and a leading supplier of industrial robots and robotic automation systems with a broad product
portfolio, able to service a wide range of applications all around the world.

Problem

At the end of 2011, the UK division moved into its premises in Warrington, relocating from an old site that they had been situated at since 1999. The previous premises were 15,000 sq ft and split over two different sites.

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Independent Glass installs machine guarding solution by ASG Services

Fast turnaround and easy installation offer – combination of cost savings and enhance employee safety

independent-logoFounded in Glasgow in 1988 as glass merchant and toughened glass manufacturer for the architectural glass market, Independent Glass offers a comprehensive range of toughened and laminated glass plus a stock glass merchanting service. The company operates from four UK sites, three in Scotland and one in England, and with its specialist packaging facilities and fleet of vehicles, Independent Glass understands the logistics of transporting glass.

As a responsible supplier committed to the growth of its business and safety of its employees, Independent Glass continuously invests in new technology and equipment to ensure its facilities
and working environment remain as hazard- and accident-free as possible.

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3P Logistics invests in the future with ASG Services and Wigan Storage Systems

Single racking and labelling solution helps streamline new site.

Since its initial humble beginnings in 2006, leading third party logistics firm 3P Logistics (3PL) has firmly established itself as one of the UK’s leading providers of eCommerce and order
fulfilment services to manufacturers and online retailers trading via well-known channels such as ebay and Amazon.

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Airwair steps forward with ASG warehouse location solution

ASG Services provides labelling and barcoding system for iconic footwear brand

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Airwair International – or, as you may know them, Dr. Martens – is a British footwear brand, which also makes a range of accessories from shoe care products to clothing. Dr. Martens’ continuing success saw the recent opening of a new 104,000 sq ft distribution centre in Raunds, Northamptonshire.

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Win-win for recyclers Roydon Group with ASG Services machine guarding solution

Guaranteed employee safety while avoiding costly three-day shutdown of £3 million plant each month.


The Roydon Group has over thirty years’ expertise in providing cost effective and responsible waste management and recycling solutions and is one of the UK’s largest recyclers of plastic materials. Based in Swinton, Greater Manchester, the Group has invested steadily in state-of-the art machinery and systems and serves industry, local authorities, materials recovery facilities and other commercial organisations across the UK.

Twelve months ago as part of its strategic investment plan, Roydon Group invested £3 million in a brand new Optical Bottle Sorting plant. Manufactured by McDonald International at Tullamore in the Irish Republic, the plant – regarded as the biggest of its kind in the North West of England – processes 200 tonnes of waste per day, segregating polymers by PET, HDPE PP and colour, as well as separating out Aluminium, Steel and Glass.

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UV Instant Cure Line Marking – AG Thames

Read our UV Instant Cure Line Marking AG Thames.

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Problem

Leading fresh fruit distribution company AG Thames needed to replace old safety
line markings whilst keeping their 24/7 chiller storage fully operational;

  • High quality fresh fruit that could not be contaminated with solvents, dust or odors
  • Cold Storage temperatures that could not be altered
  • 24/7 operation
  • Poor visual appearance and safety concerns with existing lines

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