By Karen Moss
APEX Linvar has completed its first major installation of SpeedCell, mobile storage and picking system, at River Island’s national distribution centre. SpeedCell has been retro-fitted into a number of pallet racking bays at ground level, storing fashion items and accessories in the facility that handles worldwide distribution.
APEX Linvar’s sales director, Andy Barrie, comments: “At River Island, an extra 5,000 picking locations were created in just one aisle of SpeedCell. This has been made possible thanks to a super-efficient design that is focused on utilising all of the dead space and flue space to the rear of a pallet bay.”
SpeedCell is made up of an array of mobile vertical shelving columns made from anti-static, flame retardant technical textiles, which slide sideways to reveal even more such columns behind them. Installing the system transforms traditional racking bays into high-density storage modules, eliminating dead space while allowing quick and easy access to every item inside.
River Island logistics director, Arif Ahmed, says: “The SpeedCell installation is one part of an APEX Linvar storage solution that has transformed the way our distribution centre operates and further enhances picking efficiency to ensure we deliver to our customers on time, every time.”