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E-commerce storage and picking area for Portsmouth firm Wiggle

Case studies

April 2012

By Malcolm Jeary
Chairman, Founder - Southampton, Hampshire

Portsmouth was the destination for Hampshire based warehouse and office fit out specialist Spaceway to partner once again with one of the UKs fastest growing internet retailers, Wiggle.

When multi-million pound Portsmouth based internet sports equipment company, Wiggle, needed additional storage capacity to cater for its ever-expanding order book, it turned to Southampton based Spaceway. Won against stiff competition against other companies, Wiggle had previously worked with Spaceway and knew its reputation for innovative designs, fast response times and attention to detail.

To kick off the project, Spaceway’s design team set about creating an innovative design that would enable it to provide both storage and a picking area. The design, based on using a Linpac pallet racking system, enables Wiggle to store around 500 pallets with forklift access and in addition accommodates a pedestrian picking area above. Pallets are stored on beam levels up to a height of six metres with the end frames rising to over eight metres. Walkways have been installed at six metres high with lighting underneath so that a forklift truck can operate safely. Spaceway has also decked out the beam levels for the storage of large boxes, which can be hand picked and accessed easily and quickly at any time.

Products Used

  • Multitier pallet racking
  • High bay pallet racking
  • Chipboard decking
  • Mesh walkways
  • Longspan shelving
  • Warehouse barriers
  • Lineshaft conveyor
  • Interfloor belt conveyor
  • Mezzanine floors
  • Pallet gates
  • Partitioning
  • Suspended ceilings
  • Lighting & electrics
  • Toilet facilities
  • Offices
  • Furniture

Clients Comments

“We have a long history with Spaceway which has always provided us with excellent service”, said Nicholas Pink, Operations Manager at Wiggle. “When it came to finding a company to install the new racking system, we knew Spaceway would provide us with a first-rate job”.