No matter what time of year it is, the Smart-Space team has a constant demand for loading bays and canopies. Of course that’s because valuable stock can be damaged or ruined through poor storage and no one likes to work and load vehicles in the rain. The Smart-Space team enjoys resolving logistical challenges, most of which have been encountered on some level before.

Smurfit Kappa in Norfolk opted for a short canopy on its vast warehouse storage building supplied by Smart-Space. Although the canopy extrudes by just a few metres it is enough to keep the rear of vehicles, people and product all protected from bad weather conditions, specifically keeping everything dry. As Smurfit Kappa supplies large format corrugated packaging to trade, this is very important.

Avon Freight Group is an established, successful freight forwarders and supply chain logistics business. Smart-Space provided an intelligent solution that resolved the dual requirements of additional storage, and efficient loading and unloading of vehicles. Two buildings pitched side-by-side provided exactly what was required, allowing all outbound stock to be perfectly sited next to the loading bay.

“We have found the loading bay invaluable for our side loading vehicles” explained Martin Bullimore, Head of Logistics at Avon Freight. “To operate most profitably means to fill the lorries to maximum capacity safely and that’s done most effectively from the side access as we can load more efficiently. Being under cover is also a great bonus as it keeps both our stocks and people dry.”

“We embrace every challenge we are presented with” explained Shaun Stephens at Smart-Space. “We do everything we can to create a practical solution and then back that up with flexible options, including short-term hire periods. We make sure our customers enjoy doing business with us by operating fairly, transparently and openly. Our portfolio includes temporary, interim, permanent and Maxi-span buildings so we genuinely can draw from a variety of options. Give us a problem and we’ll step up every time.”