Foodstuffs North Island has just opened it's new purpose-built primary distribution centre complex at The Landing; a world class business park located right next door to Auckland Airport. Ulti Group are privileged to have provided our Ulti Impactable Barriers to protect what matters most at this amazing facility!
At a massive 65,000sqm, this brand spanking new facility has been constructed to accommodate the grocery cooperative’s rapid growth, and allow for all three of Foodstuffs’ current facilities to be consolidated into one site. This new future proofed facility will improve efficiencies across the Foodstuffs business and allow for planned significant growth in the future as Foodstuff continues to develop their world-class supply chain.
As a key player in the Food Industry in New Zealand, Foodstuffs needed high quality protection systems that would protect what matters most at their site and truly stand the test of time. Our impactable barriers with their flexible cores fit the bill perfectly. Not only do these PVC barriers keep people on the ground safe from moving vehicles in the facility, but the flexible nature and give upon impact also protects drivers of machinery safe from harm as well.
We were privileged to be able to install over 750m of our Ulti Impactable Barriers, comprising hundreds of metres of Pedestrian Guard Rail and 26x Pedestrian Safety Gates. The functional design, flexibility, environmentally green nature of the product, and fire resistance making it the perfect future-proofed protection system for the Foodstuffs team.
Ulti Group have also been selected to look after the ongoing maintenance of the dock and loading systems at Foodstuffs, ensuring everything is always running smoothly so that they can maintain their new and improved productivity efficiencies as they continue to move forward in the future.
Foodstuffs Engineering Coordinator, John Carlyle had this to say about the project: “The Ulti team installed the impactable barriers around the COVID lockdowns so we didn’t have much to do with them through the install process. But they came, installed and when we arrived and it was perfect! The flexibility of the product is key. Having flexible PVC barriers means it’s not just our people on the ground walking around the facility who are kept safe, it’s the drivers of the trucks and forklifts as well as the equipment and machines themselves. If there was an incident, the Ulti impactable barriers flex and give rather than stopping short with a bigger impact. We’ve seen guys thrown out of a forklift on impact with other barriers and it’s not pretty. We’re really impressed with the product and are going to increase the amount of them we have in the facility.”
Foodstuffs LOVE their new protection systems and we know you will too! Get in touch with one of the team here at Ulti Group today to find out how we can help you protect what matters most at your facility!