Established in the year 2000 and now boasting over 580,000 active customers, Ocado is the world’s largest dedicated online grocery retailer. Its fourth Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC4) opened last year in Erith, South East London and at 563,000 sq ft is not only the largest in its network, but is also the largest automated warehouse for online grocery in the world.
Servicing Ocado’s growing customer base in London and the south-east of England, at full capacity it can process over 200,000 orders per week. It stocks both Ocado’s and Morrisons’ full range of groceries, and is divided into ambient, chilled and frozen zones.
Due to the success of IMHX 2016, we are happy to announce that we are once again exhibiting at IMHX 2019 which is being hosted on the 24-27 September 2019. You can visit us in hall 19 on stand G135, we hope to see you all there!
Following the success of our trade only product RackNets™, ASG services have now launched the latest product in warehouse safety, MezzNets™.
Where RackNets™ is designed to protect the back-of-pallet racking structures, MezzNets™ is a 2.3mm cord net designed to stop the falling of boxes and small stock items from a mezzanine floor. MezzNets™ is available for both handrail and floor-to-ceiling applications.
You can find out more about our MezzNets™ solution by clicking here, alternatively give Jordan a ring on +44 (0) 1925 710923.
Poundworld is one of the UK’s leading discount retailers and is owned by US private equity firm TPG. Operating under the Poundworld and Bargain Buys brand names, the business serves over two million customers and sells around 11 million products a week.
In 2017, Poundworld moved in to a purpose-built 524,000 sq ft national distribution centre (NDC) in Normanton, West Yorkshire. Following its construction stage, the multi-million-pound Normanton NDC required a range of equipment to bring it to an operational level, several aspects of which were to be bespoke to this particular facility.
The equipment and services required at this stage of the project included: racking location labels; internal shot-blast line marking; external line marking; external galvanised security cages; internal mesh cages; internal and external pedestrian and vehicle barriers; and supervisor workstation plinths.
With the client being a low-margin discount retailer, a particular challenge of the contract was to ensure the work was delivered within budget.
With the recent expansion of offices in Warrington, we are extremely delighted to announce that we’ve taken delivery of our new netting machine. This will allow us to have greater control over order processing meaning a significantly quicker lead time of our RackNets™ product to our customers.
Due to outgrowing our previous office and warehouse space, ASG services have recently moved to new premises just 50 yards from our old home on Easter Court in Warrington. Our new 8,000 sq ft warehouse allows increased capacity on our core products, such as racking labels, warehouse signage and back-of-rack netting.
With the move we took the decision to increase our netting productivity by installing our very own netting machine, giving us greater control on production and reduced lead times to our customers.
ASG had an extremely successful time during the busy period of exhibitions in 2016, including attendance at the leading materials handling exhibition IMHX in April, and at the PPMA Exhibition in September, both at the NEC in Birmingham.
The quality of end user visitors at both shows was very good, including a high number of blue chip companies who had enquiries.
Our key message was to promote our expertise in delivering large scale labelling and safety projects, alongside the promotion of key equipment, including steel mesh partitioning that was on display.
We also highlighted our key customers that we deal with to visitors. These include Dr Martens, Ocado Group, Kawasaki Robotics, Kuehne+Nagel, Brakes, London 2012, Wincanton and Halfords.
ASG is pleased to announce it has welcomed a number of new staff into the company recently. New team members who are now part of ASG include:
RackNets safety netting system offers an enhanced protective barrier against falling loads stored within pallet bays.
With traditional anti-collapse steel mesh solutions offering limited safety benefits for the user, RackNets™ netting is a modern alternative to Anti-Collapse Steel Mesh at the back of racks. Available through our trade partners.
Our new risk assessment calculator has been recently added to the ASG website, giving users the ability combined with their own risk assessments to determine the best RackNets solution for their business and needs. Once users have filled out the online calculator form with their specific storage requirements, hazards – including pallet fall-out and fall-through – and application used, such as wide or narrow aisles, they are advised of the most appropriate RackNets solution to use.
We recently invested in new high quality equipment, including printers and floor shavers.
Our new diamond shaved kit – a DTF25 3 phase diamond floor shaver – is in addition to existing kit, and is an upgrade providing our unique diamond shaving preparation.
This preparation is the most durable in our range, enabling line marking to last up to a decade in busy warehouse and manufacturing areas.
Our new printer, a Develop Ineo+ 1060 Konica Minolta brand, replaces an existing printer and will be used for printing all location labels supplied and installed to our customers.
It is a hot fusion digital colour laser printer with a 1200dpi print resolution capable of handling paper weight up to 300g/m2.