Home' MHD Supply Chain Solutions : MHD JULY-AUGUST Contents For Mr Simpkin, regular and close communi-
cation with the Foodstuffs team was vital
to the timely launch of the Speedlock system
“We worked closely with Foodstuffs throughout
the entire project – from the manufacturing
drawings, through to sign off, and full
manufacture and installation of the new
product,” noted Mr Simpkin.
“Open and regular communication between
all parties involved ensured the product was
delivered and signed off on within a relatively
short time frame, “ added Mr Darby.
According to Blenheim’s owner operator Mark
Elkington, the installation process was particu-
“The installation process was extremely effi-
cient and it was all turned around quickly. The
team was very approachable and the end result
was fantastic,” said Mr Elkington.
Perhaps the greatest hurdle Dexion faced
pertained to the newly implemented council
requirements. Since the Christchurch
earthquakes, building codes and design
criteria have been significantly tightened.
Consequently, Dexion needed to obtain
council consent for the racking design,
manufacturing and installation, which had to
comply with the newly upgraded pallet racking
standards including AS/NZS1170 Structural
Design Actions, BRANZ Seismic Design
of High Level Storage Systems with Public
Access, NZS 3404:1997 Steel Structures
Standard, AS/NZS 4600:2005 Cold Formed
Steel Structures and AS4084:1993 Steel
Despite all these challenges, Dexion was
able to deliver a product that was safer due to
the added seismic strength of the Speedlock
racking. The new-look racking also offered a
brand facelift, freshening the look of the store.
In July 2013, Dexion’s racking installation
was tested by the Seddon earthquake.
The Blenheim PAK’nSAVE store was the
only supermarket to open immediately following
the earthquake, with minimal stock loss and
no racking damage.
“We didn’t lose anything off the shelving
and the racking performed admirably. All the
testing and new council sign-off processes
were put through a rigorous test and performed
outstandingly,” observed Mr Davidson.
“We are very happy with the Speedlock
product and how it has performed, particularly
in the extreme circumstances of the Seddon
earthquake,” agreed Mr Rothwell.
“The feedback we’ve received from the end
users of the product – both the owner/operators
and the customers – has been very positive,”
Mark Elkington is also very pleased with
the end result: “The racking looks really
fresh and vibrant, and the design is
effective in terms of accessing stock,”
noted Mr Elkington.
With another PAK’nSAVE due to open in
Christchurch in 2015, Dexion is looking forward
to once again working with Foodstuffs to imple-
ment its Speedlock racking system that will
share the refreshed look and improved design
of the Blenheim store.
For more information call 1800 100 050
or visit www.dexion.com.au.
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“Speedlock offers five-point connectivity. Five-point connectivity
provides increased stiffness between the upright and the beam,
which increases the beams’ load-carrying capacity and greatly
increases the lateral stability of the rack structure, hence better
performance during seismic events...”
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