04 Apr 2022

Crick - Installation of Distribution Centre Products

Crick installation of distribution centre products


In total we installed over 1500 items:

  • Dock levellers
  • Sectional doors
  • Three different types of vehicle restraints
  • Dock seals
  • Buffers
  • Control panels
  • Traffic lights
  • Signage

Project planning began nine months beforehand as we worked with our suppliers and business partners to ensure the right equipment was chosen to meet the client’s need for high quality and thermal efficiency.

We worked closely with the main contractor and architect including visits to our suppliers. We also visited the concrete plant in Ireland that would form the pre-cast dock pits and structural parts of the building that our equipment would fit.

When we moved onto the site we brought our own office and workshop as well as two fork-lift trucks, six scissor lifts, five portable welder/generator units and two storage containers.

The initial team of two staff and eight engineers increased to a peak of 25, including welders, engineers and forklift operators. We were also supported by our engineering facility at our Head Office in Stockton-On-Tees.

We arranged for materials from Europe and the USA to be delivered in readinesss for fitting the parts of the building that were accessible and we worked in conjunction with other trades and companies including builders, roofers, electricians and cladders.

Our teams stayed in local hotels and worked twelve-hour days, five days a week for four months, fitting all items uniformly, identically and to an exceptionally high standard, completing the work on time and to budget.

The distribution centre were so impressed with our work that they continue to use us to service, maintain and repair all the loading systems equipment on site to this day.

This was the largest loading systems project Pickerings Lifts has ever completed and is testament to the high-quality work all members of our team put in, from our sales team and project managers, through to our trained installation and maintenance engineers.

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