Smurfit Kappa UK, world leader in corrugated packaging, has 36 operations across the UK with a main packaging plant in West Auckland, Durham.
Continued growth in the business – a spectacular achievement in challenging economic conditions – has dictated the need for temporary warehouse facilities to ease the pressure on existing stores.
Spaciotempo – the UK’s leading provider of temporary buildings for storage purposes – was approached by the company’s Northern Regional Director, Andy Burrows, to propose a solution for an external temporary warehouse. His key requirement was for sufficiently large warehousing that would not only provide storage but also protection of the company’s paper based products from the effects of the weather.
From the initial enquiry in Spring, Spaciotempo supplied and installed a 1,600sqm temporary warehouse on site in within two months, having fully assisted the company with the specification, drawings and planning permission for the temporary structure. A combination of anodised aluminium frame, high quality UPVC wall panels and thermo roof has ensured that the stock has remained fully protected from the inclement Northern weather. The addition of roller shutter doors has ensured ease of access for the company’s fork lift trucks whilst two personnel doors ensure that the company is fully compliant with health and safety requirements for pedestrians.
Working hand in hand with Tony Farley from Spaciotempo, Andy has appreciated the additional service that came as standard when working with Spaciotempo. He commented: “From my initial enquiry through the website I have been extremely pleased with the service from Spaciotempo. They have responded quickly and efficiently to all my requests for help with the erection of this much required storage facility. We have booked the building for an initial two years and I very much hope to extend that contract. I have recommended the company across the group for future temporary storage needs as I feel they go the extra mile to meet our needs.”