Hiring a temporary storage building to trial a new process

Experts in sheet metal fabrication and finishing services, Sheet Metal Services (SMS) provide customers with a ‘one stop shop’ supporting them in the design of their products, fabrication and finishing all to a high quality standard.

Additional storage space for raw materials

SMS purchase raw materials from a range of suppliers, and their practice had been to order materials on an ad hoc basis for specific contracts. Whilst the service from SMS’s suppliers is very good, with short lead times, the company wondered whether it would be more beneficial to order the most commonly used materials in advance and store them at their own premises, so that they are immediately available to meet customer needs.

In this type of situation, hiring a temporary storage building from Aganto is the perfect way to evaluate a new system. Quickly installed, with minimum hassle and requiring minimal upfront investment, SMS are now able to trial the new process and decide whether it would be worthwhile for them to invest in a permanent building longer term.

Director Andy Butters understood SMS’s requirements and specified a 10 x 20 x 5.2m storage building, which has been linked straight into the existing premises, so it has become an integral part of the operation, allowing stock to be moved around quickly and easily as it is used.

SMS are planning to introduce an integrated stock control system, which will automatically prompt the order of new materials once buffer levels have been reached, ensuring that materials are always available when required.

Planning permission

Whilst it isn’t always necessary, in SMS’s case planning permission was needed and Aganto were able to help with that too, with the help of Aganto’s recommended planning agency, Mosaic Town Planning. The long term partnership between Aganto and Mosaic has resulted in 100% of Aganto temporary buildings being approved for planning permission, and Mosaic were able to help SMS to gain the permission they needed.

Sheet Metal Services’ Operations director Craig Bolton explains:

“We researched the market prior to deciding on the right building to rent. We selected Aganto for build quality, reliability, price and overall customer service from the initial contract to the sign off after the building was erected.”

The overall benefit to SMS is significant as they have massively reduced lead times to their customers, which has enabled them to win new contracts based on their service improvements. Whilst it’s still early days, the project looks like a winner for SMS, who will be able to keep the Aganto building for as long as they need to evaluate costs and benefits fully, before deciding whether to invest in a permanent building.

Hiring a temporary storage building from Aganto is really straightforward. We’ll help you to assess what you need, specify a suitable and competitively priced solution for you. Our hands on approach means we’ll take care of the details for you and your new storage facility will be up and running as quickly as possible.

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