By early June, Goplasticpallets.com will have delivered a massive 24,750 plastic pallet boxes to GA Pet Food Partners for use in its £80m Ingredients Kitchen – a new, fully automated dark store warehouse operated solely by robots.
GA’s new Ingredients Kitchen sees the culmination of industry leading science, automation, expertise and testing, as well as storing and blending, come together to deliver the world’s finest dry pet food ingredients. The considerable investment ensures that the provenance and traceability of all recipes produced at the facility is guaranteed.
GA Pet Food Partners first approached Goplasticpallets.com four years ago looking for a large container suitable for automated handling and storing bulk dry pet food ingredients. After considerable time consulting with GA discussing exactly how the containers would be used, Goplasticpallets.com recommended its largest plastic pallet box – the GoPalletBox 1311S 3R measuring 1300mm x 1150mm x 1250mm and offering a whopping 1400 litre storage capacity.
After sampling the plastic pallet box, GA ordered 19,750 units in three different colours with lids – red, green and blue each for handling different processes – and have not looked back since. In fact, GA was so pleased with the performance of the boxes they recently ordered a further 5,000 units for an additional new warehouse.
Jim Whittingham, Operations Director for GA Pet Food Partners, said: “This investment has seen us work with several highly skilled organisations from around the world, Goplasticpallets.com being one of them. From our initial enquiry, right through to our final delivery, the whole Go Plastic team has been extremely helpful and attentive – keeping us updated on the status of all deliveries. Now the boxes are operational, we couldn’t be happier with their performance.”
Jim Hardisty, Managing Director of Goplasticpallets.com said: “This has been a magnificent project to be part of which GA’s Chairman Roger Bracewell has been steering from the offset, and what an achievement! We look forward to supporting Roger, Jim and the team further as the facility evolves.”