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A & S Packing has installed a second Aganto temporary building after an upturn in beverage sales over the summer.

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused disruption and volatility in beverage markets across the globe, affecting consumer behaviour and giving rise to trends such as thriving e-commerce sales and at home consumption. According to ISWR, consumers tend to choose familiar brands over others in times of crisis, with supermarkets giving more shelf space to big name brands.

Rotherham-based contract packer A & S Packing specialises in shrink sleeve application and serves many of these well-known beverage brands, including Ribena Lucozade Suntory, CocaCola, Britvic, Tennants and Heineken. As demand increased during lockdown, A & S Packing needed to expand their operations.

Having originally had a 12 metres x 20 metres x 6.2 metres temporary building erected for the first time last year, Managing Director Doug Bacon was so impressed he contacted Aganto Sales Manager Elliot Birks again for another storage building for additional finished product.

They opted for the same specification as their first temporary building, with the frame built on a slightly shorter leg. This gave an eave height of 5.2 metres to save on costs while still providing adequate room at height. A fully insulated building measuring 10 metres x 35 metres x 5.2 metres was proposed on a 12 month hire initially, with the option to extend the rental term if required. The rental option helps spread costs, keeps capital expenditure low and minimises associated financial risk. Within 2 weeks of quotation A & S Packing placed the order and the build was carried out over 5 days. The building is sited in a previously unused side area on a new concrete pad and is currently being linked to the existing permanent brick building by the Aganto site team. The link will ensure goods are always kept undercover and protected from damp damage, as well as improving operational flow around the shop floor.

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