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Warehousing and Storage

Company provides application for linear heat cable in warehousing

29th October 2021 Equipment supplier Carrier Fire & Security is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of life safety equipment.  With industry-leading brands and products, the company has pioneered solutions for the modern world borne out of a legacy of knowledge and experience. 

Company prepared to meet increased localisation demand

By: Cameron Mackay     29th October 2021 Demand for logistics storage space remains high, as the e-commerce consumer base continues to grow year-on-year, amid the challenges caused by Covid-19, says design business Paragon Architects director Estelle Meiring. She stresses that the pandemic has exposed the vulnerability of extended and... 

Image of Mattress and Couch's facility in Centurion
SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESSES Paragon is the architect for a new warehousing, storage and manufacture facility for Mattress and Couch at the Old Mint Industrial Park in Centurion, Gauteng

Company geared to service African regions

By: Cameron Mackay     29th October 2021 Integrated logistics service provider Concargo remains resilient and flexible, and stands ready to show its potential for ingenuity, collaboration and cooperation in servicing the local market, as well as sub-Saharan and equatorial Africa, says CEO Dean Page. “There is an overabundance of... 

Image of a Concargo truck carrying an abnormal load
REGIONAL GROWTH While fast-moving consumer goods has remained Concargo’s strongest growth area, the company is aiming to grow in a range of industries

Intelligent data crucial for distributors

By: Cameron Mackay     29th October 2021 It is essential for distributors and retailers that track deliveries to have visibility on stock moving from the warehouse to the retailer, states software provider Cognizance MD Andrew Dawson. “Stock is the lifeblood of any distributions company, as most distributors will distribute stock on... 

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ANDREW DAWSON Covid-19 has accelerated the technology drive. Distribution companies have found mechanisms to drive more profitable, healthier and more efficiently run operations and businesses

Storage flexibility shown during turbulent time

By: Cameron Mackay     29th October 2021 Logistics company Unitrans has shown flexibility in meeting the warehousing and storage needs of customers – particularly amid the effects of Covid-19, and the looting in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng in July, on the local market – says Unitrans specialised warehousing and freight GM Ryan Brooke.... 

Image of a Unitrans warehouse
VERSATILE STORAGE The company runs two types of warehousing ¬– specialised warehouses that are customer specific and its own non-exclusive warehouses

Apex Strip Curtains & Doors

30th October 2020 Apex Strip Curtains & Doors has more than 39 years experience in the manufacture and supply of PVC strip curtains, insulated and impact traffic swing doors, roll-up and fold-up high speed door, roller blinds for refrigerated display cabinets and welding and safety screens. Established in 1981,... 

Apex Strip Curtains & Doors

Company aims to install storage solutions beyond SADC

By: Cameron Mackay     30th October 2020 Industrial racking and shelving manufacturer Universal Storage Systems (USS) is looking to broaden its footprint by exporting its storage products to African countries beyond the South African Development Community (SADC) region. The company currently manufactures and supplies storage solutions –... 

OPTIMUM STORAGE SOLUTIONS
USS markets a range of warehousing and storage products and systems, including steel racking, shelving and mezzanine floors, for commercial and industrial use
OPTIMUM STORAGE SOLUTIONS USS markets a range of warehousing and storage products and systems, including steel racking, shelving and mezzanine floors, for commercial and industrial use

Expected e-commerce growth to stir demand for warehousing

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     30th October 2020 A local increase in online sales owing to the Covid-19 pandemic is expected to stir demand for warehousing in Africa, says architecture firm Paragon Group director Estelle Meiring. “Traditionally, South Africa has been far behind the growth curve for e-commerce internationally, especially... 

4IR strategies fast-track company’s procedures

By: Mamaili Mamaila     1st November 2019 Incorporating Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) strategies into its operations has enabled storage equipment manufacturer and supplier Universal Storage Systems to fast-track certain aspects of its procedures that had previously lagged behind. 

RAPID ENHANCEMENT
Meeting the prerequisites of 4IR can rapidly improve business procedures
RAPID ENHANCEMENT Meeting the prerequisites of 4IR can rapidly improve business procedures

DHL Americas opens new innovation centre

1st November 2019 International courier company DHL has expanded its global innovation footprint to the Americas region with the opening of its Americas Innovation Centre in September. 

UK refinery upgrades sulphur storage facility

1st November 2019 UK-based Lindsey Oil Refinery produces ten-million tons of crude oil a year and is one of the biggest oil refineries in the UK. 

NEW PIT
The new pit will enable Lindsey Oil Refinery to store more extracted sulphur at the refinery before it is removed to be used in a variety of industrial applications
NEW PIT The new pit will enable Lindsey Oil Refinery to store more extracted sulphur at the refinery before it is removed to be used in a variety of industrial applications

Stored goods a fire risk for warehouses

By: Mamaili Mamaila     1st November 2019 Large industrial warehouses are at risk of catching fire, especially when the goods stored are not the property of, for example, courier or logistics companies that own the buildings, says fire risk management company ASP Fire. 

MICHAEL VAN NIEKERK
When dealing with courier and freight forwarding companies, ASP Fire assigns the highest possible fire load and risk
MICHAEL VAN NIEKERK When dealing with courier and freight forwarding companies, ASP Fire assigns the highest possible fire load and risk

Warehousing strategy aids facilities management company

By: Mamaili Mamaila     1st November 2019 There is an opportunity for the facilities management sector to leverage expertise from the supply chain and logistics sectors by replicating similar processes in its warehousing and logistic systems, says integrated facilities solutions company Servest CEO Xolile Sizani. 

XOLILE SIZANI
While the market remains under pressure, Servest has embraced new technologies to remain competitive and still maintain sufficiently good margins
XOLILE SIZANI While the market remains under pressure, Servest has embraced new technologies to remain competitive and still maintain sufficiently good margins

Company uses technology to boost processes

2nd November 2018 Warehouse-based retailer The Warehouse Group, from New Zealand, is making strides in artificial intelligence (AI), with the launch of a new ‘Snap and Shop’ feature on the company’s mobile app, noted a release in August. This feature allows people to take a picture of items they like on their... 

NEW TECHNOLOGY 
The Warehouse Group's new ‘Snap and Shop’ feature allows people to take a picture of items they like on their smartphones, and instantly matches them with thousands of available products in the company’s catalogue
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NEW TECHNOLOGY The Warehouse Group's new ‘Snap and Shop’ feature allows people to take a picture of items they like on their smartphones, and instantly matches them with thousands of available products in the company’s catalogue

Forklift facilitates enhanced warehousing processes

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     2nd November 2018 Forklift dealer Shamrock Handling Concepts in South Africa is offering Combilift Combi C-range multi-directional forklifts on an exclusive basis, with these machines designed to improve workflow efficiencies, enhance safety and maximise storage space in warehousing facilities. The Combi C-range,... 

HEAVY LIFTER 
The Combi C-range of forklifts, with capacities between 2 500 kg and 25 000 kg, encompasses multi-directional forklift trucks
HEAVY LIFTER The Combi C-range of forklifts, with capacities between 2 500 kg and 25 000 kg, encompasses multi-directional forklift trucks

Universal Storage Systems

2nd November 2018 From its head offices at 6 Kruger street, Strydom Park, Johannesburg, Universal Storage Systems offers steel racking, shelving and mezzanine flooring storage solutions to the national and international markets. With the company’s research, technology and highly trained engineers and designers, it... 

Universal Storage Systems

Energy-saving lighting installed at Boxer DC

2nd November 2018 Magnet has added another energy-saving lighting installation to its repertoire, with the completion of an installation for the new Boxer Superstores distribution centre (DC) in East London, the company indicated in a statement in October. “Following the success of Magnet’s lighting installation... 

ENERGY LIGHT 
Magnet’s locally-manufactured MARS LED lighting system, which ensures maximum energy savings, was installed at the new Boxer Superstores distribution centre in East London
ENERGY LIGHT Magnet’s locally-manufactured MARS LED lighting system, which ensures maximum energy savings, was installed at the new Boxer Superstores distribution centre in East London

Eaton develops 10 000 operation switchgear for Shoprite’s warehouses

2nd November 2018 Shoprite Holdings commissioned engineering professional services firms WSP Africa to design a medium voltage (MV) power distribution system for its new Cilmor Distribution Centre, to provide reliable, continuous power to three large warehouses despite regular utility load shedding issues which... 

SHOP RIGHT 
Shoprite is expected to continue to benefit from their choice of Xiria E over the lifetime of the switchgear
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SHOP RIGHT Shoprite is expected to continue to benefit from their choice of Xiria E over the lifetime of the switchgear

Storage shelving, better option for plastic pallets

2nd November 2018 Pallet supplier Premier Pallets posits that for companies to optimise storage space, a racking-system (racking without centre support or shelving) is the logical way to go, however, this premise comes into question when companies use plastic pallets in factories. The company indicates that the... 

ORGANISATION 
Companies should also pursue pre-planning, organising and labelling the racking system according to their products, as this can prevent a warehouse from becoming disorganised
ORGANISATION Companies should also pursue pre-planning, organising and labelling the racking system according to their products, as this can prevent a warehouse from becoming disorganised

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... 

SPARE PART GUARANTEE A constant supply of spare parts for clients will reduce downtime
Photo by Duane Daws
SPARE PART GUARANTEE A constant supply of spare parts for clients will reduce downtime

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 SPACE XtraSpace’s storage solution allows for any size business to take advantage of its flexi-storage facilities
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. 

LARGE METAL TANKS The company is using new technologies to decrease the turnaround time for new plants
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... 

SUSTAINABLE STORAGE Stor-Age aims to create sustainable infrastructure with minimal damage to the environment
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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... 

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

LARGEST COLD STORAGE FACILITY IN S.A
25 500 m2 warehouse developed at a cost of R160-million
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... 

ONE-STOP SHOP
Providing a full range of services 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... 

END-TO-END STRATEGIC OPPORTUNITY 
Viewing the warehousing and storage industry as an entire supply chain rather than siloed disciplines
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... 

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
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: Donna 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.  

3D WAREHOUSE DESIGN
Building information modelling is becoming increasingly popular in the design phases of the warehousing industry
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.  

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

Machine-moving company extends storage solutions

By: Donna 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
Lovemore Bros recently invested in a new warehouse facility to extend its storage and handling capability in KwaZulu-Natal
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: Donna 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.  

TILTING IT UP
A crane erected the large wall panels that were cast in a horizontal position
TILTING IT UP A crane erected the large wall panels that were cast in a horizontal position
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