David Fairbrother, Director of ADDFollowing a successful trading history, A.D.D. Express, a West Yorkshire based transport company specialising in nationwide pallet distribution and a founder members of the PallEx network, have recently purchased a modern warehouse facility on the Lowfields Business Park in Elland. The building, which covers over 30k sq ft, is to accommodate an increase in business of both transport services and customer storage requirements. They selected Quickline Limited as their storage equipment contractor.
After looking at various options with Quickline, A.D.D. decided to rack out approximately 60% of this overall warehouse area for customer storage and keep the remaining area as cross dock space. Quickline recommended that articulated fork trucks within this area would give them the most storage within the allocated area as well as being versatile for yard usage, etc.
“It was clear to us from the off that Quickline was the best choice for our business. The service was lightning fast and they demonstrated a vast knowledge of systems available. This coupled with a competitive price made their selection easy. They provided CAD layouts of the proposal and gave us a clear understanding of options available. We are delighted with the end result and would recommend Quickline with high regard.” David Fairbrother, A.D.D. Founder
The adjustable pallet racking system, which provides over 2700 pallet locations, is installed over eight double runs and one single run across the warehouse, each with fork truck aisles of 2m. The frames are installed at over 8.5m at the highest point, giving four beam levels. As racking damage was a concern to A.D.D, each upright is protected by a bespoke sleeve guard. As well as this, the ends of the racks are protected by a twin box barrier. This reduces damage caused by fork truck collision.
“This was a great project to undertake. A.D.D. is a focused company who know what they want. This makes it easier to be able to demonstrate relevant systems available. Once selected, we were able to get the racking on site within 15 days and completed within 23. Challenges like this are what makes Quickline stand out from the crowd.” Adam Jagger, Director of Quickline Limited