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Woodlore Industrial Vertical Storage

Woodlore Industrial Vertical Storage

Vertical Storage Carousel for Furniture Manufacturer

Founded in 1981, Woodlore began producing custom laminate office furniture in a 5,000 square foot manufacturing facility. Over the years, they’ve continued to grow and expand, and today their 140,000 square foot facility features state-of-the-art equipment and automated processes that are supported by their proprietary resource planning software.

HÄNEL ROTOMAT VERTICAL STORAGE BRINGS GOODS TO THE OPERATOR AT THE PRESS OF A BUTTON

As a leader in office furniture manufacturing, Woodlore has many sub-assembly components used on a daily basis. Due to their growth, their current storage system which had served them well for many years, needed to evolve.

They needed to implement a storage solution that would organize their supplies, improve productivity and ergonomics, while also minimizing their storage footprint, so they reached out to Spacesaver Solutions Inc. for help.

Vertical Storage Creates up to 60% More Storage Capacity and Improves Efficiency

Our Storage Experts worked with staff at Woodlore to design a Hänel Rotomat vertical carousel storage system. Designed using the Ferris wheel principle, the Hänel Rotomat brings items to the operator – not the operator to the goods. By making use of the available room height, carousel storage creates up to 60% more storage capacity.

Users operate the Rotomat by simply entering the item they want into the computer on the system. This activates the carousel to rotate, bringing the item to the user at the ergonomically designed retrieval height.

The Woodlore system is 23′ tall with 30 carriers and 10 intermediate shelves. The Rotomat features custom graphics with the company’s logo and official colours. We also supplied custom bins to maximize space within the Rotomat.

The system produces the highest output, as it can process an entire work order without ever making more than one full rotation. By moving clockwise and counterclockwise, the Rotomat organizes the work order in an optimized path to maximize efficiency.

Woodlore is now able to store approximately 515 square feet of sub-assembly inventory on a 46 square foot floor space. They love that they’re able to maximize their storage space and easily retrieve the parts they need.

“Its footprint saves space. Its ease of use saves time!”

Raymond de Guzman

Purchasing Manager, Woodlore

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Tompkins Canada Industrial Storage

Tompkins Canada Industrial Storage

INDUSTRIAL STORAGE SOLUTION CONDENSES STORAGE AND INCREASES PICK PATH EFFICIENCY

Tompkins Canada is a hydraulic hose and fitting supplier that supplies a very high volume of very little parts across Canada every day.

The company is quickly growing and as a result, they struggled with inventory density and lack of space. They needed better access to their fastest moving inventory and more space for slower moving pieces. So they reached out to the industrial storage experts at Spacesaver Solutions.

HIGH DENSITY SYSTEM MAXIMIZES PARTS STORAGE

Our storage experts designed a high density solution that would condense warehouse storage, increase pick path efficiency and maximize vertical space that wasn’t being used.

GRAVITY FED INDUSTRIAL SHELVING ALLOWS SHELVES TO RESTOCK THEMSELVES

The solution consists of a Wheelhouse modular high density unit with a powered system to allow users to move the aisles with the push of a button. Gravity fed industrial shelving was also used to allow the shelving to automatically restock itself.

We called Spacesaver Solutions to help us become more efficient and allow us to hold more inventory as our business grew. The only problem was we didn’t know how we were going to do that. Travis and the Spacesaver Solutions team came to visit Tompkins a few times to get an understanding of our needs. They suggested the gravity feed shelving which ultimately saves our warehouse team from moving parts multiple times within our warehouse before going out the door, and is has been working great for Tompkins.

Secondly, we needed some form of storage for our slow-moving parts that took up a large chunk of our warehouse space. After going back and forth with a few ideas, Travis suggested the mobile racking. This has allowed Tompkins to cut the footprint of our slow-moving items into one third of the space it used to take, and has allowed us to add inventory in the same space of popular items. The biggest goal for Tompkins Canada is to double our business in Canada in the next 5 years while staying in the same location, and Travis was able to help us do this. Throughout both projects, Travis provided excellent sales support and customer service.

Alex Hammond

Tompkins Canada

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