International tier 1 supplier of automotive Body-in-White products and services, Stadco, is gearing up to meet demand from automotive customers with a new storage facility at its state-of-the-art plant in Castle Bromwich, which has one of the largest auto parts manufaturing plants.
The company, which manufactures parts for some of the most recognisable global car brands, has worked with Spaciotempo – a leader in the provision of temporary warehouse and storage buildings – to provide a huge 2,200sqm storage area which comprises two gutter linked aluminium framed buildings and a front canopy to form a structure some 65 m in length, 35 m wide and 6 m high.
To provide an ambient temperature for the storage of the precision made steel and aluminium parts the warehouse features a thermo roof and 40mm steel clad panels for the walls and gables. With wind and snow loadings equivalent to permanent buildings, the structure is securely fastened to existing surfaces using a patented fixing system that requires no civil work undertaking prior to installation.
Sales and Marketing Director of Stadco, Dinos Andreou, is delighted with the result; “Stadco, with its five UK sites plus operations in Germany and India, is benefiting from the upturn in the fortunes of the vehicle manufacturing sector. New business resulted in the need for additional warehouse space at our Castle Bromwich plant and Spaciotempo was able to react to our requirements very quickly. The beauty of a temporary warehouse is that we can use the space flexibly. It enables us to manage our needs very effectively.”
The building has been specified complete with 4 electrically operated roller shutter doors and 4 personnel exit doors, keeping pedestrians and forklifts separated in line with health and safety requirements.