Archive for October, 2015

Posted on: October 29th, 2015 by admin No Comments

Using a mezzanine floor to improve your warehouse operations

Growing businesses are always on the lookout for ways that they can strengthen and build upon their existing operations, and for those businesses that operate in warehouses and distribution centres, a mezzanine floor can be the perfect solution.

Warehouses and storage environments can be filled very quickly and this happens not only in busy periods but also during slower times of the year.

While space can sometimes be freed up by regular checks and removing build-ups of unwanted stock, you can make a significant impact by installing a mezzanine floor.

Mezzanine floors free up space by utilizing the upper areas of your building, so called ‘wasted’ space. This means that you can store products above head height and free up space below to be used for new stock, or in other creative ways.

As well as allowing you to fit more stock, they could also be put to other uses, for example by creating a space for packing operations, administrative duties or even simply as a staff room for your employees to give them space to eat their lunch and relax in privacy.

With rising rental costs it makes sense to look at ways in which you can develop your existing premises and continue your operations with minimum disruption rather than relocate. The entire process of installing a mezzanine floor can sometimes take only a few weeks which is in stark contrast to the time it takes to find a new warehouse and complete all the logistical hurdles involved in uprooting your business.

Of course mezzanine floors aren’t the right solution for everyone and here at Logical Storage we know that not every business is the same and rarely has the same requirements. Another alternative to mezzanine floors which could greatly improve the efficiency of your warehouse is to review your racking. Here at Logical Storage we offer a wide range of racking solutions  from wide aisle racking, very narrow aisle racking and cantilever racking to drive-in racking and dynamic push back racking, and it could be that your business may benefit from trying something new.

Logical Storage’s experienced team can help your warehouse to perform to its maximum potential. For more information on mezzanine floors please visit or click here to learn more about our racking options. Alternatively, please call us on 0845 689 1300 for a tailored proposal.

Posted on: October 9th, 2015 by admin No Comments

Logical Storage praised for racking in new warehouse

Logical Storage has been praised by one of their clients for doing a fantastic job when installing a state of the art new pallet racking system into their brand new warehouse.

Based in Newton Aycliffe in County Durham, Stiller Warehousing and Distribution is a regional third party logistics provider with over 50 years of experience in the sector. Established in 1954, this family-owned business has a wealth of experience in transport, distribution and warehousing and has worked with some of the best known manufacturers and resellers in the country. They provide cost-effective warehousing and distribution services to businesses in the North East region as well as commercial property lettings, and currently employ 140 people.

Stiller recently opened a brand new state-of-the-art £1.1million warehouse as they look to expand into new markets. This new warehouse has increased by nearly 50% the family firm’s warehousing capacity at its premises in the heart of Aycliffe Business Park. Logical Storage Solutions was responsible for the design, supply and installation of the new 21st century VNA (Very Narrow Aisle) pallet racking system. The racking system fills the 40,000 sq ft warehouse and will hold up to 5,000-pallets. VNA pallet racking means that each and every pallet is 100% accessible and the system makes excellent use of both the building height and the floor space. As well as fantastic space utilisation, VNA pallet racking also results in very fast throughput speeds and hassle-free loading and unloading. It is straight forward and quick to install and conforms to all European and British Standards.

Stiller’s Managing Director Paul Stiller said: “The new warehouse offers excellent space utilisation thanks to the fantastic racking system that was designed, supplied and installed by Logical Storage Solutions. The racking system has helped to make our warehousing and distribution process much more efficient, which in turn makes us more competitive and with that brings the prospect of more jobs. Also, because of the new racking equipment we will now be able to target different types of businesses, including food-based clients and pharmaceutical companies, because the new facility is a very clean and efficient working environment. We are absolutely delighted with the work that Logical Storage carried out for us – the quality of their work and their performance from the conceptual stage right through to the completion of the project was second to none, and we would happily recommend them to anyone.”

For more information about Stiller Warehousing and Distribution, please visit

Logical Storage Solutions is an innovative provider of storage equipment and interior workspaces for both industrial and commercial environments, including pallet racking systems. As no two problems are the same, Logical Storage offers a consultative approach to understand business’s operational priorities. With their head office in the Midlands, they are able to offer a nationwide service for all single or multi site operations, and are a one stop provider of solutions to all storage, workspace and maintenance problems.

For more information about Logical Storage’s pallet racking systems, please visit or call 0845 689 1300.

Photo: Stiller’s Commercial manager Matthew Stiller amongst the new pallet racking