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Warehousing and Storage

Equipment supplier provides spare-part warehousing solution

By: Nica Schreuder     3rd November 2017 Owing to increasing demand for improved quality and the availability of production operations, metallurgical plant and equipment supplier SMS group provides consignment stock or warehousing facilities for their operational and insurance spare parts and components. “The service enables customers... 

Flexible solution caters to SMEs

     3rd November 2017 Self-storage and business storage solutions company XtraSpace launched a new warehousing service this month, aimed at “disrupting the traditional warehousing industry.” The service is also providing an opportunity for smaller businesses and entrepreneurs to use storage space. 

Flexible solution  caters to SMEs
FLEXIBLE SPACE XtraSpace’s storage solution allows for any size business to take advantage of its flexi-storage facilities

New technologies further construction abilities

By: Victor Moolman     3rd November 2017 Using new technologies enables industrial tank manufacturer Metal Tank Industries to construct storage vessels, steel walkways, platforms and gantries, pumps, pipelines, control panels, electrical cabling, load cells, cooling towers and boilers that are used at food and beverage production plants. 

New technologies further construction abilities
LARGE METAL TANKS The company is using new technologies to decrease the turnaround time for new plants

Company completes second sustainable storage project

     3rd November 2017 Self-storage solutions company Stor-Age earlier this year installed a complete solar photovoltaic (PV) system for the generation of its three-phase power requirements at its Tokai store in the Western Cape. This is the second store in Stor-Age’s portfolio to be fitted with PV panels, and forms... 

Company completes second sustainable storage project
Photo by Bloomberg
SUSTAINABLE STORAGE Stor-Age aims to create sustainable infrastructure with minimal damage to the environment

Storage automation in warehousing globally trending

By: Nica Schreuder     3rd November 2017 With the global shift among project managers toward automated storage solutions to rapidly meet customer needs, Germiston-based storage solution and racking manufacturer Acrow says South Africa has been quick on the uptake, with many companies implementing automated mobile racking storage... 

Storage automation in  warehousing globally trending
CUSTOMER INFLUENCE Acrow’s mobile racking storage solution came about as customers required increased automation in their warehousing and storage facilities

Universal Storage Systems

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd November 2017 From its head offices at 6 Kruger road, Strijdom Park, Johannesburg, Universal Storage Systems offers steel racking, shelving and mezzanine storage solutions to the national and international markets. With branches in Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Nelspruit, Universal Storage Systems’... 

Universal Storage Systems

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%... 

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

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

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... 

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... 

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

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

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. 

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.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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... 

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... 

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... 

$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

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

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... 

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... 

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.... 

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... 

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. 

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. 

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