Axis has installed a major cold store extension for Lunar Freezing with drive in pallet racking, designed to allow the company to continue to grow.
The new pallet racking provides high density cold storage for boxes of prepared fish on the Last In First Out (LIFO) principle in a large new warehouse extension. The project was the largest pallet racking installation in Scotland during 2014.
Lunar set to grow
Based in the fishing ports of Peterhead and Fraserburgh, Lunar is in a commanding position to supply herring, mackerel and whitefish products from catch through to final delivery worldwide. The company is committed to the highest standards of sustainable fishing and aims to provide the very best infrastructure and cold storage services. The company is continuing to expand to meet the needs of new customers and new markets, including international markets in China, Japan and Nigeria. The increased storage capacity supports this growth.
Axis designed, specified, supplied and installed the new drive in pallet racking to provide capacity to store approximately 8,500 pallets in a 3,200 sq m area. The racking is 10.5m high to accommodate the required capacity.
Partnerships for success
To deliver this project we worked closely with our partners at Stow, one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of storage equipment. We worked seamlessly as part of a team of Lunar’s preferred suppliers who had all worked successfully on previous projects including a construction company, a refrigeration company, and a forklift supplier.
Axis has worked with Lunar Freezing previously to kit out their cold storage facilities. Billy Wood at Axis said, “We are always delighted when existing customers choose to come back to work with us again. Our understanding of Lunar’s requirements helped to ensure the project ran smoothly, and we were delighted to deliver a high quality racking installation on time and on budget.We had to remain focused throughout as the project had a tight timescale with the added challenge having to work on site while construction of the warehouse continued and the temperature in the coldstore being brought down to -25 degrees.”