Bahra Cables to open giant storage facility
Jeddah , May 15, 2012
Bahra Cables Company, an affiliate of Saudi-based Construction Products Holding Company (CPC), is set to open its new automated storage facility on a sprawling 10,000 sq m of land in Jeddah.
The new warehouse, which will use latest technologies in the areas of storage and products classifications, is within the company's general strategy to keep abreast of latest global business development, said a statement from Bahra Cables.
The new facility can accommodate more than 19,000 pallets, in addition to 2500 pallets in an air-conditioned and temperature controlled, according to product type, storage area, it stated.
The warehouse, as well, has an area of 1,000 sq m for storing spare parts for machinery and equipment used in the company’s production operations, along with an open area to store more than 5000 of produced cable drums.
Speaking on the ambitious plans, Talal Idriss, the Bahra Cables CEO said the first stage of the new storage will be opened in the beginning of June, while the second stage will be launched by the year end.
The new storage system, supplied by the Italian company (Span), uses the latest wireless signal technology for convenient and quick in-and- out automatic service.
'The hitech warehouse and technology will enable to company to implement its production plans to meet its obligations to its customers, through using the maximum possible area of the warehouse, ensuring that first products go in are first to go out, in addition to reducing the coding number of products and thus provide quick access to the required product,' Idriss noted.
'Moreover, as forklifts will not pass between shelves, as in regular systems, the number of the likelihood of accidents will be reduced dramatically; this is an addition to using strong and rigid shelves,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service
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