Pork products supplier Lynca Meats has, since December, been able to streamline its storage, handling and distribution logistics without the need for double handling and storing through a third party.
The company’s 2 000 m2 warehouse, in Meyerton, Johannesburg, has been equipped with an on-site cold storage facility to store its pork products by warehouse designer APC Storage Solutions SA.
“This will enable us to better control our stock and to also provide an improved service for our customers,” says Lynca Meats GM Andrè Snyman.
The storage solution includes a mobile racking system, Movirack, and two articulated forklifts that store and retrieve the 5 500 pallets accommodated in the warehouse.
Movirack, designed, supplied, installed and commissioned by APC Storage Solutions SA, is a mobile racking system consisting of two blocks of ten and seven bases, as well as two additional back-to-back conventional racking systems. In both systems, the racks are configured to seven bays in length, six levels high, with each bay holding three pallets.
On the materials handling side, APC Storage Solutions SA supplied two Aisle Master articulated forklifts that are ideal for operation within narrow aisles. The forklifts are provided under a full-maintenance rental package from APC Storage Solutions SA’s materials handling division, Integrated Handling Solutions (IHS) Forklifts.
“APC Storage Solutions SA is giving us an integrated storage solution service that, in addition to the provision of mobile racking and the materials handling equipment, includes a sizing study that determines the most efficient process flow of stowed items,” says Snyman.
He adds that the facility has been tailored to the operational storage and throughput capacity required for the pork products. He also says the level of after-sales service, including support and product guarantees, was another major factor in choosing to partner with APC Storage Solutions SA.
Phase 2 of the project includes the installation of an additional four mobile bases to provide storage for an additional 1 040 pallets. The embedded rails for these bases have already been cast, ensuring a seamless transition and implementation of this phase of the project, says Snyman.
APC Storage Solutions SA, a supplier of integrated logistical storage solutions and services, is focused on values such as quality, experience, safety and technology.
The company has accreditation from the European Federation of Material Handling Equipment, the UK Storage Equipment Manufacturing Association and the Rack Manufacturers Institute of America.
APC Storage Solutions SA has been supplying storage technology to a number of industries since 1991. Starting as a racking and shelving manufacturer and supplier to the retail industry, over the years, the company has migrated to turnkey warehouse storage solutions and automated warehouse systems.
The company, along with Spanish warehouse racking systems designer and manufacturer Mecalux as its technology partner, specialises in the manufacturing and installation of racking systems, warehouse management systems and conveyor and automated warehouse technology, as well as mezzanine floors for ware- houses. The company also supplies forklift materials handling equipment and related services.
As the official South African distributor for Mecalux, APC Storage Solutions SA has become one of the leading intralogistics equipment suppliers; it has supplied more than 50 000 t of racking in more than 750 warehouses across the African continent. In South Africa, the company offers services in provinces including Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria.
The African countries supplied by the company include Angola, Botswana, Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius,Namibia, Nigeria, Seychelles, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.
APC Storage Solutions SA’s consultation arm, APC Consult, has created more than 700 warehouse system designs since 1991 – using APC Storage Solutions SA’s available products to create optimal warehouse storage solutions.