When looking for storage solutions, selecting the right warehouse is critical to maximising the efficiency, profitability, and productivity of your business.
There are around 1,500 warehouse units here in the UK, meaning there are many different options to choose from when it comes to looking for a warehouse in Essex. As a result, it can be difficult to know what to look for or where to start.
As experts in logistics, transport and storage solutions, Hammond Transport has been supporting clients for over seven decades. Our expertise in storage solutions is expansive, and in this blog post, we’ll explore some key considerations to keep in mind when selecting a warehouse solution.
Cost and return on investment
Probably the number one thought for any business when searching for a warehouse solution is how much is it going to cost, and whether it is worth the investment. Consider whether the warehouse unit will provide greater efficiencies and productivity in the long run. Ultimately this could lead to increased profitability for the business, despite the ongoing investment.
By working with storage specialists, such as Hammond Transport, you will also benefit from an experienced team who are experts at ensuring the safe and effective storage of goods and products. In addition, you will have the added benefit of an extremely secure and safe unit, providing peace of mind that your goods are always protected.
Space and Layout
Ask yourself how much space you need, as well as the layout of the facility. What kind of layout does the unit have? Does it have tall ceilings which would benefit from tall shelving units? Or is it long a wide?
It’s important to choose a solution that makes the most of your available space, while also accommodating your unique requirements.
Again, if you select storage experts such as Hammond Transport to handle your storage requirements, their team of experts will be able to ensure that your goods are stored appropriately, and space is maximised. Our storage facilities provide 60,000 square foot of warehousing split into fully racked pallet storage and floor cargo. This enables us to offer a wide variety of solutions for different types of goods.
Is your warehouse easily accessible if you need to get something quickly? There could be times when you need to access goods and products in an emergency but have trouble getting to them. As a result, it’s important to consider if you need access to your storage facilities 24/7.
Safety and Compliance
Not only should you choose a solution that allows for easy and efficient access to your products and materials, but you’ll also need to ensure safety and compliance with relevant regulations. Factors to consider may include the size and layout of your loading and unloading bays, the location of your storage areas, and the type of equipment or machinery required for handling and transportation.
At Hammond Transport, we are FORS Gold accredited, meaning that our health and safety standards at our storage facilities are rated outstanding.
Are you looking to grow and expand your business? If so, your warehouse needs may evolve as a result.
Therefore, it’s important to consider the potential for future growth when selecting a warehouse solution. Choose a solution that allows for flexibility and scalability, so that you can easily adapt to changing requirements in the future.