Verdouw: Flexibly usable and easily adaptable racks
Verdouw Bouwproducten, one of the leading wholesalers of building materials in the Netherlands, has equipped the logistics centre at its new location in Apeldoorn with OHRA cantilever and pallet racks. In addition to quality, their flexibility in use as well as ease of adaptability to a changing product portfolio spoke in favour of the racking systems. With grid floors in some cantilever racks and pallet racks with a bay width of up to 4,200 millimetres, a wide variety of pallet formats can be stored. Thanks to integrated storage spaces for vertical storage in the cantilever racks, doors and window frames can be taken from the same rack as other building materials.
Verdouw's goal is to deliver a full range of building materials, the next day at the customers location or construction site when ordered before 2:00 PM. In view of this, the storage space in the existing logistics centre in Gouderak was no longer sufficient for further growth, so in 2019, the company opened a second logistic centre in Apeldoorn. In addition to the warehouse, the branch also includes a large specialised building shop and a drive-in station for goods collection. Here contractors, carpenters and all who build can find a comprehensive and in-depth article range.
Racking systems from OHRA have already proven their worth at the Gouderak site, so the new location was also equipped with storage systems from the European market leader for cantilever racks. The flexibility of the racks also spoke in favour of their use: Thus, grid floors in the cantilever racks enable a continuous storage of a wide variety of pallet formats and goods without disturbing intermediate supports. This also prevents damage to the goods during storage and retrieval. Thanks to the sturdy construction of the racks - all supporting elements are made of solid-walled steel profiles - if the compartment load of a pallet rack has a bay width of 4,200 a load of 7,377 kilograms is still possible.
In Apeldoorn, OHRA built a total of 20 rows of 7,280 millimetres high racks with line lengths between 4,500 and 72,000 millimetres. In doing so, OHRA adapted the depth of the rack feet to the systems already installed in Gouderak so that the same forklifts can be used at both locations. At the same time, the racking systems for storing wood and panels can be placed in the same grid as the racks for the other building materials.
About Verdouw Bouwproducten:
Verdouw Bouwproducten BV’s roots stretch back to 1909. Since then, the company has developed into an independent construction materials wholesaler with sites in Gouda, Gouderak and Apeldoorn. The objective of Verdouw building products is that orders from the extensive assortment of building materials are delivered the next day with great and reliable logistical speed, at the location or construction site as desired by the client when ordered before 2 p.m.