When Shieling Laboratories needed a pallet racking solution for their new purpose built manufacturing facility they turned to PRS.
Shieling Laboratories is New Zealand’s most trusted cosmetics contract manufacturer. They had big plans for a new 5000sqm premium manufacturing facility to host their entire team under one roof.
They needed a pallet racking design to house 2,535 pallets and were looking for a supplier to handle the entire build from design through supply, installation and council consenting.
Shieling manufacture thousands of products for hundreds of different customers and as such need to store a massive range of ingredients, products and packaging. An integral part of their success is effective stock management, which requires product location to be identified to pinpoint accuracy. This is where a purpose built pallet racking, where there’s a place for everything and everything is in its place, is worth its weight in gold.
A future proof design with attention to detail and the highest quality products were required. Detailed planning around the products they utilised was undertaken to ensure the best solution was found to meet both their current and future needs.
Shieling Laboratories selected a heavy duty frame and beam combination (100x95x3mm post sections and 120mm box beams) to ensure all eventualities in terms of the required palletised weights would be catered for. This ensures that no potentially costly changes to the pallet racking installation would be required in the future.
Heavy duty pallet racking and post protectors was used to ensure it stood the test of time and held up to the rigours of forklift access.
Wiremesh shelves were included to house unpalletised loads to improve light, airflow, and sprinkler access, while reducing dust build-up and minimising fire risk.
Anti collapse mesh was used to keep staff safe where pallet racking backed on to dispatch areas where staff are working.
In depth planning for timing of the staged installation was required to ensure the tight deadline was met for the opening of the facility. This required working around other contractors on the project so as not to impede each others progress.
Heavy Duty pallet racking (frames and beams)
wire mesh shelves
anti collapse mesh
“Antony and the PRS team did a great job designing and installing a system to cater for our vast range of storage requirements. They worked to a tight timeframe in amongst a variety of different trades to deliver a great solution that we are very happy with.”
Liam Taylor, Managing Director, Shieling Laboratories