Getting clever with storage
Stuck for space? Free up workspace and let the specialists take care of the warehousing and storage, says Michael Meredith.
TODAY, more manufacturers and service companies are looking at outsourcing to effectively manage their storage and warehousing needs.
Outsourced storage is growing by between 8% and 15% per year due to business customers looking to control their overheads. That is not surprising when you look at the advantages.
From boxes or bags of small components, to chemicals and bulky consumer goods like bathroom and kitchen units to large plant and machinery, they can all be stored.
The Storage Place in Felling offers a broad range of storage services to suit all businesses.
A manufacturing company which outsources its storage requirements can maximise its existing building and site space for its core business. Such arrangements free management time and reduce fixed overheads, as only the space used at any given time is paid for. The Storage Place can accommodate everything from buttons to heavy industrial goods.
For importers who bring in container loads of goods for onward distribution, or manufacturers bringing in components from outside the EU, using a bonded warehouse facility has decided advantages.
The payment of duty and VAT on the stored goods can be deferred until they are sold or leave the warehouse.
The Storage Place is one of a few independent warehouses in the North East with a bonded licence and a container loading and unloading facility.
A number of online trading customers not only use The Storage Place for secure storage, they take advantage of the pick-and-pack facility to retrieve and dispatch individual items on a daily basis.
Temporary work space
The Storage Place provides temporary workspace or space to complete specialist projects, such as testing and then assembly of items.
:: Michael Meredith is managing director of The Storage Place, Felling, Tyne & Wear. Tel: (0191) 438 1616.