Winc

Background

Winc is a company operating in both Australian and New Zealand. They provide many businesses across these countries with office essentials including:

  • stationary,
  • furniture,
  • IT solutions and,
  • much more in way of office supplies.

In 2017, Staples Australia and New Zealand rebranded as Winc. The name Winc is derived from the term ‘work incorporated’. Since then, Winc then went on to merge with well known brand OfficeMax.

The OfficeMax warehouse in WA is located in Perth Airport, Western Australia. As part of the merge this warehouse was to transition into the Winc branding. Within the warehouse was the racking set up and structure used by OfficeMax. With plans of expanding this meant that Winc could not sustain the operations from the current set up with growth in mind. The challenge on racking suppliers in the industry was to design a solution that catered to the current as well as future needs. Utilising the current racking structure and adding in further racking to an additional warehouse room.

In the early months of 2019, Winc gained the access into the OfficeMax building. The warehouse facility is over 21,000 sqm. The warehouse also includes zones for an office, operational areas and picking stations. The operations department of Winc planned to get the warehouse changes underway not long after acquisition of the building.

The Warehouse Storage Solution

Many months went into the planning of installation of the racking solution and other parts of the warehouse. Winc awarded Abbott Storage Systems as the selected storage system provider. Abbott would handle the supply and installation of the warehouse storage and pallet racking system. This included Selective Pallet Racking, Rolled Upright Shelving, Carton Live Storage and Mesh Barriers. The awarding of the project was mainly based on Abbott’s previous relationship with Winc over the years. Secondly, Winc trusted Abbott in being able to provide a storage solution with the same standards to projects in the past. The previous experience with Abbott bolstered the confidence in the capabilities of Abbott. That we were able to provide a quality solution and in addition to within the time constraints.

The completion of the Storage System and Pallet Racking Installation was in August 2019. The solution that was provided by Abbott allows Winc’s warehouse in Perth Airport to meet its current needs as well as providing for future growth within the organisation.

Winc - Finalised Warehouse Fitout

The Results

  • Installation/ Reconfigure of Three Hundred and Fourty (340) Bays of Selective Pallet Racking in the current warehouse area,
  • Installation of Four Hundred and Sixty Four (464) Bays of Selective Pallet Racking in a new warehouse area,
  • Installation of Mesh Barriers and Mesh Decking,
  • Supply of Carton Live Storage, and
  • Supply of Rolled Upright and Long Span (Open Span) Shelving.

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