Makers of British carpets in Kidderminster
Brintons, holders of the Royal Warrant, has been making British carpets in Kidderminster for over 230 years, and since it’s humble beginnings back in 1783 quality has always been paramount. Brintons are proud to call themselves a British brand and around 1400 people worldwide help them to create a product, which is widely believed to be the finest available. However as sales increased so too did the challenges on storing and distributing the product, and the decision was made to look for a new warehouse and distribution centre.
Having successfully completed a number of smaller projects, including repairs to racking damage and the supply of racking components, Total Interiors were awarded the contract and the immediate task of helping Brintons decide on a suitable building. Once agreed, the attention turned to providing Brintons with a handling and storage solution that would maximise space utilisation and increase operational efficiencies.
With carpet rolls measuring up to 5 metres long, the overall challenge was to create enough locations to store the vast range of carpets, cater for the different lengths and sizes, and allow for the projected growth of the Brintons business. The recommended layout was based on Reach Trucks fitted with carpet booms, which require less aisle width than a conventional forklift.
With operational efficiencies in mind, a large marshalling area was kept free for the quick and safe loading and unloading of vehicles, and strategically situated racking bridge bays, close to the loading area, means that the “vehicle to racks” time is kept to a minimum.