Nissan

Nissan

“Expansion is excellent news for a company, but running out of room can be a real problem, because of the cost of building new facilities, re-locating or storing stock elsewhere. However, if the company has a spare patch of land, a temporary building can solve these problems at a fraction of the cost, with a minimum of disruption and within a matter of weeks.”
Scott Jameson
Director of Sales at Spaciotempo

Case Study

About this job
Nissan’s car-building plant in Sunderland produces more than half a million cars a year and in Spring it began the production of its all-electric LEAF model. Last year, when staff were making plans for the car’s production, they faced a lack of space in the axle plant. Their only option was to site them in an area that was being used to store completed axles – meaning that they in turn would have to be kept somewhere else.

Requirement
Plans to build a new permanent storage facility or store the axles off-site were ruled to be unfeasible on the grounds of cost and convenience, so Nissan wanted a temporary building that would be big enough to store thousands of axles. It identified a spare patch of land on the site which was unoccupied and adjacent to the axle plant, before contacting us for a quote.

Building
We supplied a temporary building from our Neivalu range, which was made up of four individual bespoke structures built to Nissan’s own dimensions, based on a 6m by 6m bay system used throughout the factory. The temporary building covered 1,966sqm in total with 6m eaves and was fitted with thermo roof and gables, 40mm sandwich wall panels and 240m of guttering and downpipes.

We fitted three single personnel doors and one electronically operated shutter door, while interior lighting was provided by 27 hi-bay lights.

Outcome
Nissan’s building was installed on time and is now providing ample storage space for hundreds of completed axles. In particular, staff at Nissan were happy at the quick erection time and the cost-effectiveness of the temporary building solution.

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