Recently winners of the “Warehouse Company of the Year Award from the UKWA, Mini Clipper Logistics deliver integrated transport and warehousing solutions. After experiencing 2 years of strong growth in their storage division, the company is now experiencing a surge in requests for their services due to the unprecedented demand for warehousing, particularly in the manic pre-Christmas build up.
The company’s success means that space was becoming increasingly tight at their Leighton Buzzard site. As specialists in providing flexible, fast response storage and warehousing facilities to other businesses, it’s vital that Mini Clipper have the space they need to provide their services. Rather than take on a further facility, Mini Clipper looked at using a temporary warehouse structure on their existing land as a more efficient, speed and cost effective option.
A “pop-up” warehouse building
The Leighton Buzzard site already had a large lorry park that wasn’t really used apart from storing empty pallets and a skip, so it made perfect sense to install an Aganto insulated warehouse building there. To create the maximum amount of space, Aganto specified a 20m x 40m x 5.2m building, which is now in use as an additional goods in/ consolidation and rework area with some bulk floor stacked pallet storage.
The ground surface was exactly what we need for a quick installation and vehicles can drive right up to and into the building from the car park.
Mini Clipper’s MD Peter Masters says:
“We chose a temporary building to avoid long term financial risk, to sweat the asset. The benefit to our business is huge; extra capacity, extra options, the ability to grow without the risk of taking on a facility.”
“The price was keen, the quality excellent, and the people fantastic. We are extremely happy with the Aganto experience – so much so we couldn’t wait to show the pictures off and tell our own customers about the new pop up warehouse!”