Neil Chaplain - Head of Operations, LINPAC Allibert
LINPAC Allibert recently consolidated its plastic returnable packaging operations in the UK to its site in Winsford, Cheshire, creating a manufacturing and supply chain centre of excellence.
LINPAC asked LB Foster to design, manufacture and install a specialist handling system utilising a vertical elevator, shuttle cars, chain driven powered roller conveyors and chain transfer devices. To maximise the available space, the pallet elevator is located in the corner of the mezzanine. It has dual controls; tote requests are received from each of the five sub assembly areas downstairs and are fulfilled by the press of a button on the mezzanine floor. Once the pallet of totes reaches ground level it is transferred onto a single bed shuttle car.View full case study