inotec UK completes a major line marking project for one of the UK’s leading food and drink logistics companies13th October 2021
Leading high quality floor marking installations, RFID and barcode labels specialist, inotec, recently completed an impressive line marking project for one of the UK’s food and drink logistics providers.
The project was undertaken in one of the company’s extremely busy warehouse and distribution centres in Salford. The nine week project comprised of the installation of over 4,500 linear metres of floor marking. This included the installation of marshalling lanes, forklift truck routes, zebra crossings, pedestrian walkways and forklift truck and walking men stencils.
The project was delivered within the required timescales and completed in July 2021 on budget. It involved the revamping of the existing line marking of 48 double marshalling lanes each with the capacity to hold 26 pallets, forklift roadways and personnel walkways.
Minimal operational disruption due to ultraviolet cured Lines
To prevent operational downtime the project had to be completed quickly and systematically. Inotec achieved this by putting in place a detailed installation plan to ensure minimal operational disruption whilst the line marking was installed.
The marshalling lanes were revamped each day, three lanes at a time in rectangular blocks along with corresponding roadways and walkways. They returned to full operation straight after the line marking was completed in each section. This approach meant that, on any given day, only six per cent of the marshalling operation was out of commission.
To mark the lines, inotec used its highly durable ‘Rapidshield’ line marking system which cures within a very short period and has no odour. The system uses a water-based acrylic paint applied to a shot blast prepared floor which dries in 1-2 hours. An ultraviolet clear topcoat is then cured onto the paint which gives high wear characteristics and allows the base paint to remain bright and visible for longer than traditional paint systems.
Different colour schemes were used to mark out the revamped areas. The 48 double marshalling lanes were all marked out in white. A red and yellow colour scheme was applied to mark the pedestrian walkways and a red and white colour scheme was applied to mark the forklift truck routes.
Inotec has developed a name and reputation for high quality floor marking installations, all backed by the performance and customer service expected from a market leading company. Speaking of the project, David Stocker, director at inotec said, “The weight of products and level of traffic at the warehouse and distribution centre is considerable, so the method of preparation and paint system chosen was very important. Minimum disruption was a core requirement”
“It has been a great project to work on for the team. An installation plan and schedule were observed to ensure there was as little disruption as possible to the company’s busy distribution operations. The result is a first-class installation that meets all the client’s expectations.”