A new award for 2018 that recognises a new or improved logistics building or logistics park development and/or investment, that brings additional capacity to the market
A former whisky bottling plant in Baillieston, a suburb of Glasgow, has been transformed by a six figure investment by Bullet Express in to a state-of-theart 200,000 sq ft storage unit.
The facility features low energy lighting throughout and has been fully racked to maximize storage capacity.
Bullet has enjoyed an almost immediate return on its investment, with the company’s storage business’s turnover leaping sevenfold since the facility became operational.
The John Lewis Magna Park Campus has an operational footprint of over 2 million sq ft. Some 700 personnel are employed at the site, although this figure doubles with the influx of agency workers at peak times. The total investment in automation at the site exceeds £150million and the campus services both retail outlets and online sales from a stock holding of nearly 12 million units at peak spread across a range of 260 SKUs. Magna Park 1 has been live for nearly 10 years but Magna Park 2 is a more recent development – the latest phase of which went live in 2017.
ARCO AND LOGISTEX
Logistex has successfully completed major enhancements to an existing order fulfillment system at the Arco NDC in Hull. Logistex installed the original system when the building was built in 2000. The latest solution includes a new packing station design with integrated conveyors and has increased throughput capacity at the site by 30 per cent.
The project was completed within the agreed time frame and without any disruption to customer service or the day-to-day operation of Arco’s NDC.
CORE MANAGEMENT LOGISTICS (CML)
CML recently invested over £1m in a new facility at Magna Park. The site was sourced, fully kitted out and operational within an 8-week period to allow CML to commence work for three new retail clients.
At the heart of the new unit is 60,000 sq ft e-commerce pick tower, which maximizes storage density and delivers swift and accurate picking. The facility was secured and signed up in December 2017. Kitting out began in January and in the following month the pick tower was installed. The site was fully operational in the first week of March ready for the arrival of the first of the new clients’ stock later that month.