July 14, 2016
They recently completed a grinding project at a new depot in Manchester for Culina Group, the market leading food and drink total logistics provider across the chilled and ambient temperature regimes.
They provide warehousing, distribution, contract packing and a series of value added solutions; and turnover an impressive £400m+ in the UK and Ireland. With a huge investment going in to the new warehouse, it was crucially important to get the floor right to help maximise efficiency.
“We were brought in by Culina’s flooring contractor to carry out some grinding work at their new facility in Port Salford, Manchester” said Paul Altham, Technical Services Manager at Concrete Grinding. “The project was particularly attractive to us as it’s a brand new, multimillion pound premises that was to become the first tri-modal site in the UK, being served by rail, road and sea. Our experience in such important projects can’t be matched.”
A great benefit of choosing Concrete Grinding is that they’re part of the CoGri Group of companies, which also includes Face Consultants Ltd; by working together with the flooring contractor they made sure the best possible result was achieved prior to grinding. Once the floor was built they also provided the Profileograph survey in the racking area, which is made up of 17 aisles.
“We get to see which areas of the floor need to be ground and which don’t from the Profileograph survey report” Paul told us. “The Laser Grinder®, which was invented by us, then allows us to grind only the sections of aisle that we need to, rather than the full length of each aisle. Because our sister company Face Consultants designed the floor, the amount of grinding was reduced even further, so the work was cheaper for the customer, and completed in less time.”
The aisles had 16m high racking installed in which the Crown TSP 7000 trucks will now operate safely and efficiently.
“In total, we needed to grind just under 500 linear meters of aisle” Mr Altham told us. “Three wheel track grinding was carried out to suit the wheel paths of the Crown trucks and to ensure compliance with the DM1 specification, required because of the height of the racking.”
In the impressive unit, there is a second phase of work which is likely to be completed over the summer of 2016. Concrete Grinding will be involved in the next stage, and no doubt carry out another professional, efficient job.
If you’d like to enquire about grinding services, contact Concrete Grinding on +44 (0) 1484 600080, or email them: firstname.lastname@example.org
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