SSI Schaefer has enabled Robins and Day, the retail trading name of Peugeot, to relocate its parts storage area from one site to another with ease, on-time and without having to cease trading. Tom Garner Motors, now re-named Robins and Day Manchester, is one of the longest established motor dealers in the country. Located in the heart of Manchester, Robins and Day is this year celebrating its centenary, having catered for the North West’s motoring public since 1908.
SSI Schaefer has built up quite a fruitful relationship with Tom Garner Peugeot having previously completed a number of first class jobs for the group, which is why they were invited in to tender by parts manager, Mark Baddeley, and successfully won the relocation project of their stores operation as part of a wider move to new premises in Manchester Industrial Estate.
The company had been on the old site for nearly 100 years, in which time the parts storage area had evolved but unfortunately required a much needed efficiency boost by installing a new materials handling system that would be more user-friendly, economical, productive and dynamic, ultimately improving the delivery time to the end customer.
The new stores operation now includes a number of products from the SSI Schaefer range, including; 184 bays of R4000 autoparts shelving including 52 bays complete with RK containers and dividers for small parts storage, 72 bays of R3000 large parts storage, all level chipboard clad and complete with body panel dividers, two bays of PR600 pallet racking with four beam levels per bay for large items in the goods in / out area and one drawer cabinet complete with counter top, metal and plastics inserts and dividers for use at the front counter.
SSI Schaefer ensured that the move went smoothly, the timeliness and delivery of the installation meant that Robins and Day were able to keep trading throughout the move.
Mark Baddeley said: “We are delighted with the new Parts operation that SSI Schaefer has provided us with. The warehouse operation is now far more efficient with a well planned racking system, the accuracy and speed of picking has dramatically increased and we now need less warehouse staff to achieve the same results.”