Client:

Minor Weir and Willis are one of the UK’s largest suppliers of fresh produce. They deliver around 150,000 packages to customers every week and enjoy a turnover of around £45 million a year.

Challenge:

Storwell were brought in as part of MWW’s need to double capacity in the costly to run chill/cold stores, covering around 110,000 square feet.

Solution:

The solution was a series of pallet racking so that crates could be stored higher, with fast and easy access. It was essential to monitor ripening products, in order to avoid losses due to decay.

Benefit:

Now it is possible to monitor ripening products, in order to avoid losses due to decay, easier than it was before. Products can also be retrieved far easier and safer, minimising damage to the products.

For more information please contact Storwell Systems 01527 592 444

Information:

Minor Weir and Willis are one of the UK’s largest suppliers of fresh produce – delivering around 150,000 packages to customers every week and enjoying a turnover of around £45 million a year.

You’ll find their products in the big four supermarkets and Group Companies operate in Holland, Spain, and Germany.

Just as they ensure quality products and service for their clients, MWW in turn demand these standards from their own suppliers.

Founded in 1963, the company operates a huge one-stop transport, warehousing, and logistics company, with the headquarters in Perry Barr, Birmingham.

Storwell were brought as part of MWW’s need to double capacity in the costly to run chill/cold stores, covering around 110,000 square feet.
“We were asked to design a robust system that made best use of space,” says Storwell Director, Sanat Shelat.

Chep pallets weighing over 1.5 tonnes had to be stored two high, with fast, easy access absolutely essential to monitor ripening products, in order to avoid losses due to decay. The company has supplied and installed two systems, with high density drive-in racking, each with front post protectors and heavy duty guide rails in the floor to direct trucks and pallets safely.

Costing a competitive £48,500, the new storage system now holds up to 500 pallets in temperatures ranging from zero to eight degrees.

Rack damage has been virtually eliminated, avoided costly rebuilding and downtime, while waste and lost profit through over-ripe product has been minimised.