Based in the Midlands, Factory Direct Flooring specialize in the manufacture and retail of flooring products. They experienced unprecedented growth in 2020 with further record sales anticipated this year. As they increased their operations and with the business split across two sites, they invested in a new warehouse to streamline their business and meet demand.
The new premises incorporate a 20,000 ft2 warehouse, giving them almost 40% more space than their previous unit and allow a stock holding increase of 50% across all their product lines.
With a blank warehouse, the client approached Quickline to provide a storage solution to meet their demands. Working closely with Factory Direct Flooring allowed Quickline to understand their business and deliver a bespoke solution. Due to the range of flooring products stored in the warehouse, the systems provided were pallet racking, carpet roll racking and a mezzanine floor. This not only provided the customer with the dense storage they needed across their floor space, but also allowed them to take advantage of the warehouse height to double the racking height.
This combination of solutions provided the customer with 1131 pallet spaces and storage for 418 of their rolled products, alongside an 84m2 mezzanine with swing pallet gate, access staircase and perimeter handrailing.
Quickline managed the project throughout, from initial site visit to handover. As the client moved into the new warehouse as the installation took place, Quickline had to ensure the pallet racking was erected to allow stock to be stored as the new run was being stood.
Paul Hambidge, Managing Director of Factory Direct Flooring, commented “Following an initial site survey, Quickline proposed an all encompassing solution which met the needs of our exciting new warehouse expansion. As our flooring SKU’s and pallets vary in size, this solution provided us with the variety we needed to maximise our storage space and utilise our new warehouse properly from the outset. What was great was our collaboration on the design together and they offered the solution as part of a competitive tender. The project was delivered on time and on budget, and to a very high standard which we are delighted with. The communication between ourselves and Quickline ensured that the project ran extremely smoothly, and we would enjoy working with them again in the future. We have no hesitation in recommending Quickline to other companies.”
The project has enabled the client to increase their storage footprint in one location, consolidate their operation into one warehouse. The design and layout of the racking has allowed them to access stock quicker, improving their pick rate and improving dispatch by more that 24 hours.
Having provided solutions for large and small scale pallet racking, industrial shelving and mezzanine floor projects, Quickline aim to provide the best possible service and value for money through excellent workmanship and expert design, optimising any warehouse storage project. For more information, contact us or call 0113 880 0866.
For all your flooring needs, contact Factory Direct Flooring on 0330 100 0015 or visit https://www.factory-direct-flooring.co.uk/