Charleston, South Carolina, March 21, 2018 – Smith Corona, a leading US manufacturer of thermal labels and ribbons, sought to consolidate their storage space to add more revenue generating production lines; dramatically increase storage density in its historic downtown warehouse location; and create more storage flexibility. Smith Corona selected FLEXSPACE | Storax to deliver its mobile storage system, Poweracks, for its existing storage warehouse.
As with many manufacturers, Smith Corona faces the challenge of balancing sales growth and increased production with efficient utilization of storage space within an existing building footprint. At the same time, Smith Corona is landlocked in its current historic downtown location. With these challenges in mind, Smith Corona engaged FLEXSPACE to develop an automated storage infrastructure, improve inventory accessibility, and create a flexible work flow.
“The storage landscape is undergoing an unprecedented paradigm shift, as automation grows, expectations of storing more pallets in smaller footprints, and flexibility to manage warehouse inventory with full accessibility,” said Todd Jessup, principal at FLEXSPACE. “The Storax Poweracks mobile racking solution delivers the automated storage systems that customers are looking for in new and existing warehouse spaces.”
Benny Bonanno, Senior Vice President of Sales said, “The Poweracks system enabled us to increase our storage capacity in our existing facility, increase our production lines, and utilize our space in the most efficient manner. Poweracks also allowed us flexibility, total access to each pallet location which enables us to easily manage work flow and manufacturing processes. The first installation exceeded our expectations; we are looking to expand Poweracks into other areas of our warehouse.”
Poweracks- mobile storage racking system- maximizes space utilization through use of a moving aisle, which provides direct access to every pallet location and greatly reduces the number of static access aisles required. Wasted aisle space is converted to usage inventory space – increasing storage density by as much as 100% while providing the lowest cost per pallet, compared to all other storage options.
About Flexspace | Storax America
Storax is an engineered storage solution specialist in the design, installation, and maintenance of industrial storage solutions. The range of Storax products encompasses a wide variety of metal storage structures, from conventional pallet racks & shelving, to free-standing buildings with a height of over 40 meters (131 feet) for automated iCube© storage. Our Poweracks© and Ranger© systems are European leaders in high density storage and are designed especially for cold storage. Flexspace is the exclusive North American partner to Storax, forming Storax America. To learn more, visit www.flexspace360.com