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Warehousing and Storage

Cold storage capacity continues to grow globally

     21st October 2016 The 2016 Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) Global Cold Storage Capacity Report shows that cold storage capacity has experienced steady growth since the last time the survey was conducted in 2014. According to the report, total capacity was 600-million cubic meters in 2016, an increase of 8.6%... 

Grid storage to decrease electricity infrastructure cost

     21st October 2016 Information and communication technology company Xon notes that grid storage solutions can help to overcome the challenges associated with the cost to build and maintain infrastructure for total installed electricity. The company notes that the total installed electricity generating capacity in... 

High-tech cold storage warehouse gives clients competitive edge

     21st October 2016 Logistics and supply chain management specialist Imperial Cold Logistics’ new 25 500 m2 warehouse developed at a cost of R160-million, situated in Linbro Park, Johannesburg, is now one of the largest cold storage facilities in Africa. The warehouse houses 37 000 pallets, operates 24/7 and offers... 

High-tech cold storage warehouse gives clients competitive edge
LARGEST COLD STORAGE FACILITY IN S.A 25 500 m2 warehouse developed at a cost of R160-million

Need for industry to reconsider production, storage and distribution

By: Sascha Solomons     21st October 2016 As large amounts of working capital continue to be tied up in high inventory levels, which is often paired with slow reaction times to market changes, beverage company Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) asserts that this prompts the warehousing and storage industry to reconsider the way in... 

Need for industry to reconsider  production, storage and distribution
END-TO-END STRATEGIC OPPORTUNITY Viewing the warehousing and storage industry as an entire supply chain rather than siloed disciplines

Safer system for product management completed

By: Sascha Solomons     21st October 2016 Africa-based intra logistical storage solutions provider APC Storage Solutions SA completed the installation and training for the racking, pallet shuttles and sprinkler system of a turnkey system for customs franchised-container freight station company Intermodal Cargo Solutions. “About 110... 

Wide range offering increases client satisfaction

     21st October 2016 Industry-leading rigging capabilities combined with a full range of services from storage to a bond facility and custom-made crating, can ensure client satisfaction, says machine movers and rigging company Lovemore Bros. Lovemore Bros warehouse manager Willy Chetty  emphasises that offering a... 

Wide range offering  increases client satisfaction
ONE-STOP SHOP Providing a full range of services increases client satisfaction

Automated warehousing software streamlines operations

     23rd October 2015 Maintaining stock accuracy, correct picking, timely dispatch and on-time delivery are daily challenges for the warehousing and storage industry and crucial to ensuring that the right product is delivered to the customer on time, which is why Johannesburg-based transformer-insulation product... 

Automated warehousing software streamlines operations
TransLution is a warehouse management tool that uses barcode labels, hand-held radio-frequency scanners and touchscreen terminals to record and track the movement of every product in a warehouse

Automotive warehousing project a first for local storage company

By: Dylan Slater     23rd October 2015 Warehousing and storage solutions company Pandae Storage Systems has completed a multimillion-rand project for automotive manufacturer Renault South Africa at its new Isando-based parts distribution centre.  

Automotive warehousing project a first for local  storage company
STORAGE SYSTEMS The Renault SA project used 40 t of light-duty racking and a catwalk system, and 80 t of heavy-duty, high-rise racking

Company opens flagship food-distribution warehouse in Boksburg 

By: Dylan Slater     23rd October 2015 France-based logistics company ID Logistics’s (IDL’s) local fresh-food division IDL Fresh launched its new 15 300 m2 distribution centre in Lancaster Park, Boksburg, earlier this month.  

Company opens flagship food-distribution warehouse in Boksburg
ID Logistics Fresh South Africa MD Etienne Juillard tells Engineering News about the company’s new warehouse in Boksburg

Container solutions offer mobile storage

     23rd October 2015 Pretoria-based building contractor JC van der Linde & Venter Building Projects’ ongoing need to rent storage containers on its building sites prompted the local company to establish Container Agents, a fast-growing container rental and sale company.  

Container solutions offer mobile storage
CONTAINER SOLUTIONS Container Agents has a special container-handling forklift truck, pictured here moving a 12 m unit

Food retailer awards warehousing forklift contract

     23rd October 2015 Forklift company Toyota Forklift, a division of equipment company Eqstra Industrial Equipment (EIE), has been awarded a major order to supply a comprehensive range of warehousing equipment to Shoprite Group of Companies food retailers Shoprite and Freshmark.  

Food retailer  awards warehousing forklift contract
WAREHOUSING FORKLIFTS The forklift order for food retailer Shoprite Group of Companies comprises over 400 trucks

Forklift partnership extends storage capability

     23rd October 2015 Lift truck company Goscor Lift Truck Company (GLTC) – which is part of the Imperial Group – and aluminium supplier Hulamin have jointly devised a scheme based on the revised Broad-based Black Economic-Empowerment (BBBEE) Codes of Good Practice to extend Hulamin’s warehousing and storage... 

Forklift partnership extends storage capability
JOINT VENTURE Multi Lift and Omalume Manufacturing and Projects will supply 20% of the total forklift fleet at Hulamin

ID Logistics South Africa

     23rd October 2015 ID Logistics South Africa, the local branch of the French contract logistics group, offers end-to-end logistics services, including primary transportation, warehousing and secondary distribution for customers in the retail, fast-moving consumer goods, fragrance and cosmetics, fashion, high-tech... 

ID Logistics South Africa

Machine-moving company extends storage solutions

By: Dylan Slater     23rd October 2015 KwaZulu-Natal-based machine-moving and abnormal loads company Lovemore Bros has invested in a new equipment handling and storage facility, which opened in June, on Rotterdam road in the Bayhead area of Durban port.  

Machine-moving company  extends storage solutions
MACHINE MOVING Lovemore Bros recently invested in a new warehouse facility to extend its storage and handling capability in KwaZulu-Natal

Outsourcing warehouse operations creates value

     23rd October 2015 Outsourcing the task of operating a warehouse can add significant value to a company’s supply chain, says logistics company Value Logistics.  

Self-storage complex under development

     23rd October 2015 Self-storage company Stor-Age in July announced the development of its flagship storage complex in Sunninghill, Gauteng. 

Tilt-up construction chosen for clothing warehouse

By: Dylan Slater     23rd October 2015 Concrete construction company Bedrock Group has been contracted to construct a new distribution centre for clothing distributor Mr Price in Keystone Industrial Park, in Hammarsdale, KwaZulu-Natal.  

Tilt-up construction chosen for clothing warehouse
TILTING IT UP A crane erected the large wall panels that were cast in a horizontal position

Virtualisation the future of warehouse design, says consulting firm

By: Dylan Slater     23rd October 2015 Warehouse design is becoming increasingly conceptualised in virtual reality (VR), providing construction role-players with greater access to vital information, says professional services consulting firm WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff Industrial Africa department head Kobus de Villiers.  

Virtualisation the future of warehouse design, says consulting firm
3D WAREHOUSE DESIGN Building information modelling is becoming increasingly popular in the design phases of the warehousing industry

$20m pharmaceuticals warehouse built in Kenya

     24th October 2014 Logistics company Imperial Logistics’ Africa-focused healthcare supply chain management provider last month started the construction of a $20-million pharmaceutical storage and distribution facility in Nairobi, Kenya. Imperial Health Sciences MD Dr Iain Barton states that the project started on... 

$20m pharmaceuticals warehouse built in Kenya
SOD-TURNING Imperial Logistics group executive officer marking the start of the development of the $20-million pharmaceutical warehouse in Kenya

Company focuses on innovative warehousing solutions

By: Pimani Baloyi     24th October 2014 Johannesburg-based warehousing products manufacturer Universal Storage Systems is focusing on providing the latest warehousing solutions; the company is the only South African company to have designed, engineered and installed a clad rack warehouse in the country. Company sales and marketing... 

Engineering company designs innovative warehousing solutions

By: Pimani Baloyi     24th October 2014 Multidisciplinary consulting engineering service provider WSP Industrial has focused on designing and engineering technologically advanced warehousing solutions that enable clients to save costs. WSP Industrial warehousing department head Kobus de Villiers tells Engineering News that the company... 

Expanded metal sheets improve warehouse security

     24th October 2014 Steel products manufacturer Andrew Mentis says that expanded metal is fast becoming a popular material to ensure human and warehoused items’ safety inside facilities. The company says that when compared to conventional fencing, expanded metal offers increased security coupled with unimpaired... 

Expanded metal  sheets improve warehouse security
SECURE WITH EXPANDED METAL Expanded metal offers the same level of flexibility as conventional fencing

Integrated supply chain solutions provided

     24th October 2014 Logistics company Bidvest Panalpina Logistics (BPL) provides integrated solutions for the movement and storage of goods, in a field it explains requires expertise and experience. BPL operations director Stephen Smith states that the company’s global clients require the company to meet... 

Truck range enhances safety of stored goods

     24th October 2014 Bulk materials handling equipment distributor BLT South Africa (BLT SA) states that its range of Capacity trucks has been designed for enhanced performance, increased safety, and requires minimal maintenance. The company adds that the Capacity trucks are 4x2 modes that can be customised for any... 

Truck range enhances  safety of stored goods
CAPACITY TRUCK RANGE The truck models were designed for enhanced performance, increased safety and minimal maintenance requirements

Warehousing system helps company grow market share

By: Pimani Baloyi     24th October 2014 Africa-focused warehousing solutions provider APC Storage Solutions SA, says that the recent addition to its range of automated storage solutions, the Clasimat Vertical Lift Module (VLM), which is sourced from Spain-based storage systems manufacturer Meculax, is helping grow the company reach in... 

Cluster warehousing solution receives industry platinum award

By: David Oliveira     25th October 2013 Global logistics and forwarding company Savino Del Bene received a platinum award for its importer tyre-industry supply chain cluster initiative at the twenty-fifth yearly Logistics Achiever Awards, held last month at Montecasino, in Fourways, Johannesburg. Platinum awards are handed out for... 

Improved lighting systems offer greater savings

By: David Oliveira     25th October 2013 Greater efficiency outputs from lighting in warehousing applications are becoming more important, owing to the intense lighting demands of warehouses. Improved lighting systems offer warehouses and clients that use them the potential for significant savings on electricity, says Philips Lighting... 

More companies outsourcing warehousing expertise

By: David Oliveira     25th October 2013 Marketing- and sales-orientated companies are focusing on their primary business function to improve turnover and are, therefore, aiming to outsource warehousing solutions from warehousing specialist companies, industry-focused logistics services group RTT GM Denis Hugo tells Engineering News.... 

More companies outsourcing warehousing expertise
SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONSRTT’s fully integrated supply chain solution helps companies improve their bottom line and customer-service levels, owing to accurate end-to-end supply chain visibility, automated workflows and improved inventory

Employment solutions provider highlights challenges

     26th October 2012 Employment solutions provider Kempston Employment Solutions has identified the encouragement of staff to achieve maximum productivity, in spite of unchallenging and repetitive tasks, and the changing of the negative reputation labour brokers have in the market, as two of the biggest challenges it... 

Flooring specialist awarded new contract

By: Gia Costella     26th October 2012 Industrial flooring specialist Concrete Laser Flooring (CLF) has been awarded a contract to complete a 42 000 m2 floor for sugar manufacturer Illovo Sugar’s new R354-million distribution centre near Sobantu, in Pietermaritzburg. 

Global group brings new, improved mobility solutions to Africa

By: Gia Costella     26th October 2012 Mobility solutions provider and integrator Zetes South Africa (SA), part of the global Zetes group, carried out a national series of supply chain showcase events in August, to highlight the group’s 3i Innovation and Competence Centres across Europe, as well as its solutions and technology... 

High demand for industrial stepladders

     26th October 2012 Mobile elevator work platform rental company Goscor Access Rental (GAR), part of industrial services provider and retail group Imperial’s Goscor business division, reports that demand for its US-manufactured Hy-Brid HB-830 scissor lift is beyond expectation. 

Property development company wins award

     26th October 2012 Property development firm Growthpoint Properties was in May awarded the South African Property Owners Association (Sapoa’s) Innovative Excellence Award in Industrial Property Development for the new warehouse it developed for furniture retail group Ellerine Holdings, in Epping, Cape Town.  

Provider introduces new protection solutions range

By: Gia Costella     26th October 2012 Storage solutions provider APC Storage Solutions South Africa (SA) believes the South African warehousing industry is not adequately protecting its racking, shelving, forklifts and drivers from collisions, which could result in eventual racking system collapse, costly repairs and serious injury.... 

Steel fabricator completes building project

By: Gia Costella     26th October 2012 Structural steel specialist Portal Frame Structures, a subsidiary of the Pro Roof Steel Merchants group of companies, has supplied steel beams for the construction of a production and storage facility for steel fabricator Euro Steel, another subsidiary of Pro Roof Steel Merchants, in Duncanville,... 

Supplier experiences success with industrial flooring system

     26th October 2012 Specialised construction products supplier a.b.e Construction Chemicals, part of the Chryso Southern Africa group, says its a.b.e screed polyurethane (PU) flooring system has been specified for a variety of warehouse and factory flooring projects throughout South Africa. 

Technologist points out importance of understanding all phases of construction

     26th October 2012 The concrete used for the construction of industrial floors, like that used in warehousing, is unique and differs from the concrete used for vertical structures, says Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI) concrete technologist George Evans. 

Automatic guided carts offer a smart solution for warehousing

     21st October 2011 Engineering solutions company Bearing Man Group (BMG) has extended its range of Webb conveyor systems to include automatic guided carts, which are suitable for moving products on an assembly line and for transporting goods around a plant, distribution centre or warehouse. 

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