|Client:||Rheem New Zealand|
Rheem had an urgent requirement to replace existing racking and increase their pallet racking capacity to meet growing demands and to ease warehouse congestion.
Rheem’s warehouse houses both raw materials and finished goods and they needed a solution that kept the two functions separated to enable efficient workflow.
Prior to the installation the warehouse would experience instances where products were placed in the aisles due to lack of capacity. This saw the potential to have products moved multiple times before their use in manufacturing or dispatch, reducing efficiency and increasing the chance of damages.
The project was completed in two phases to allow the business to function during the installation period. Design, supply, council consent and installation were all provided by PRS.
Pallet racking was increased to 7m high allowing a significant increase in racking space, additional access to product and valuable warehouse airspace is now being utilised.
Adding heavy duty post sections for the frames and heavy duty beams allowed for storage of products such as copper sheet on multiple levels.
Frame protectors were installed throughout the facility to protect their racking as well as 6m high wiremesh safety fences to protect the staff.
The end result is raw materials aisles are clear and the new racking design has increased both productivity and safety at the facility.
Heavy Duty Frames and Beams
“The flexibility the PRS implementation team showed due installation was amazing. This allowed Rheem to keep the manufacturing operation running!!”
David Priscott, Supply Chain Manager, Rheem NZ