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HiLo / PSS Partners NSI In New Storage Area for Hilti

When fit-out specialist NSI Projects won an order to equip a two-storey storage area for tool manufacturer and distributor, Hilti (Gt. Britain), the company knew it could rely on HiLo-PSS to provide it with a top of the range storage system.

The UK’s leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of innovative storage solutions, HiLo-PSS was able to provide NSI with the quality products needed to meet the demands of Hilti’s expanding product range and turnover.

Located in Bredbury near Manchester, Hilti’s 60,000 sq. ft. distribution centre supports a strategic network of Hilti shops and workshops located throughout the UK supplying tools and consumables to the construction industry. Continuing expansion and the introduction of new product lines necessitated the company expanding its storage facility into a 4,000 sq. ft vacant area of the warehouse.

In order to accommodate both euro-pallets and larger items, NSI suggested the removal of an existing mezzanine floor and the racking of the two-storey area into four sections utilising HiLo-PSS appropriately sized beams and frames to maximise storage density and efficiency. As one of the areas had to be accessed by a BT Rolatruc reach truck, NSI carried out its survey in conjunction with BT Rolatruc to ensure that the racking and reach truck would work in synergy.

With the survey completed and the profile supplied, HiLo-PSS design team began work on calculating beam lengths and weight loadings to suit each of the four sections. Working closely with NSI to ensure that the storage system met the stringent requirements demanded by Hilti, HiLo-PSS specified its Stronglock adjustable pallet racking which has been utilised to create 230 pallet locations.

“We have worked with HiLo-PSS on a range of projects as they have superior products and competitive pricing”, said Simon King, Managing Director of NSI. “The equipment was delivered on time and the quality of finish was, as usual, absolutely first class. Our customer is delighted with the finished job which meets all their requirements”.

Designed principally for the storage of palletised goods, HiLo-PSS Stronglock adjustable pallet racking allows any damaged part of a frame to be replaced without renewing the complete frame. Stronglock beams are available in a wide range of profiles to meet the load requirements of almost any application. The patented locking action of the beam to upright provides positive location whilst offering easy adjustments on increments of 75mm and comes complete with beam locking keys.

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