Yearsley Logistics, a UK-based distributor of frozen foods, began the second phase of a three-part expansion of its freezer “superhub” warehouse adjacent to the group’s headquarters in Heywood, England. The expansion, which uses PowerStor technology from Power Automation Systems (PAS), Lathrop, Calif., will provide an additional 50,000 square feet of space and 12,000 extra pallet sites, bringing the total to 60,000 pallets.
The cold store uses a combination of PowerStor technology integrated with mobile racking for an economical and energy-efficient storage process.
“The PAS system helps to speed up the customer ordering process and improves productivity, as well as having environmental benefits in relation to [fewer] door openings and lighting,” says Harry Yearsley, chief executive officer of Yearsley Logistics.
“Our commitment to offering a day one for day two service is paying dividends with increased demand for our cutting-edge services and hence increased demand for space in the cold stores,” says Tim Moran, director of logistics for Yearsley Logistics. “Retailers are reorganizing their supply chains, and we are successfully providing the responsiveness needed to service these requirements. Our continued expansion is the catalyst of this success.”
“PAS is committed to working closely with our customers to craft solutions to their most challenging layout and storage needs,” says Cory Hypes, executive vice president of PAS. “Our technology is flexible enough for any type of roof line and scalable to assist any customer’s growth, as the Yearsley Logistics project demonstrates.”