Park Logisitics - Creating Supply Chain Solutions

Park Logistics - Creating supply Chain Solutions

Creating Supply Chain Solutions
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With over 50 sites in operation across Europe, RPC is one of the world’s leading suppliers of rigid plastic packaging products and plastic containers.


At its Blackburn plant the company produces a range of injection-moulded and injection blow-moulded containers that are used to store products as diverse as chocolate, paint, fresh soup and ready meal snacks.

In addition to a state-of-the-art manufacturing unit, the Blackburn site also features two storage facilities: one houses products that are at the ‘work in progress’ stage, while the other is used to store finished goods.

Due to previous growth, finished goods were held off site but RPC’s acquisition of a competitor prompted a rethink of the intralogistics processes at Blackburn and it was decided that the company’s needs would be better met by the construction of a new warehouse unit within the boundaries of the main site.

The new 115,000sq ft finished goods store provides capacity for up to circa 14,000 block stacked pallets and a further circa 2,500 pallet locations in a racking structure designed, supplied and installed by Jungheinrich UK Ltd. The racking is served by a man-up Very Narrow Aisle truck – also provided by Jungheinrich, which takes advantage of wire guidance technology and Jungheinrich’s state of the art personnel protection system (PPS).

And, because the forklift trucks in operation at the original off site warehouse required replacing, Jungheinrich also supplied RPC with seven new gas-powered counterbalanced trucks from its TFG range.

The TFG trucks feature hydrostatic drive engines. The engines allow the trucks to accelerate quickly and changes in direction are sleek and smooth, making the TFG models ideal for applications which involve a lot of shuttling work – such as RPC’s.

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