Flattening The Floor For Autostore™

March 28, 2022

Flattening a Warehouse Floor for Autostore System

About The Client:

We were approached recently by our client, a leading global freight forwarder who operates in over 90 countries with 1,500 offices and logistic facilities across the world.

They provide and manage supply chain solutions for thousands of their customers daily, fulfilling their transport and logistics service requirements.

Our client uses technology and digitalisation to their advantage, enabling them to consistently optimise their customers’ supply chains and support efficient workflows for their employees.

The Situation:

Investing in AutoStore for E-Commerce Warehousing

The desire to embrace technology and continually look for ways to optimise their efficiency has led the client to invest in an AutoStore system for their new warehouse and distribution facility in the UK.

An Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS), AutoStore is at the forefront of the growth of e-Commerce warehousing. As a leading specialist in the grinding of concrete floors to meet demanding specifications there is synergy in both CG Flooring System’s outlook and aim to be at the front of our respective field and that of our client.

The Solution and Results:

Essential Flooring Requirements for AutoStore Systems

Surveying AutoStore Warehouse Floor
1. Surveying AutoStore Floor.

AutoStore systems require a flat floor with a very tight flatness specification. This tight floor tolerance is necessary to ensure the system performs at its optimum level.

Our first step was to have the floor surveyed to check compliance with the specification. Carried out by our sister company Face Consultants, they used their laser guided Robotics Profileograph to measure the floor.

The results of the flatness survey indicated that the floor did not comply with the specification. After reviewing the results, we determined that grinding was the most appropriate solution to bring the floor within compliance for AutoStore.

Surveying and Grinding Floors Flat for ASRS

Grinding Warehouse Floor For AutoStore Compliance
2. Grinding Warehouse Floor.

A team of grinding specialists from CG Flooring Systems worked together with a surveyor from Face Consultants to mark, grind, check and confirm the floor was now compliant. Even though it may appear to be straightforward, the reality is quite different when working to demanding specifications since a lack of concentration can lead to a significant amount of unnecessary work.

A vital component in the successful delivery of this project was teamwork and understanding of the requirements, as demonstrated between the grinding team and the surveyor. The experienced site team ensured a challenging job was completed to a high standard, efficiently, and ahead of schedule.

One-Stop Concrete Flooring Shop!

It was a great pleasure to have been appointed for this project by our client. With their warehouse at the cutting edge of technology and the first of its kind in the UK, we were able to provide our client with sound, professional advice throughout their journey and achieve our goal of becoming a one-stop-shop for concrete floor requirements. One of the many benefits of choosing a specialist in their field.

Contact CG Flooring today on 01484 6000085.

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