Alexion is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients and families affected by rare diseases through the innovation, development and commercialization of life-changing therapies. Alexion’s Irish facility in Blanchardstown, Dublin has served as the Company’s Global Supply Chain and Operations headquarters. This site, which is home to a large scale biologics manufacturing facility, is also used to house packaging and testing operations in support of our Global Manufacturing network.
Storage Systems Limited has completed a large Narrow Aisle Pallet Racking installation in the ambient warehouse and cold storage rooms. This installation comprises 150 bays of Dexion P90 Narrow Aisle Pallet Racking 10m high fitted with 8 beam levels for the storage of plastic euro pallets serviced by VNA Forklift trucks. All beam levels are fitted with mesh shelf panels and safety pallet backstops. Rack end barriers are fitted to the end of each row of racking to reduce collision damage.
The installation is complete with P&D Stations (Pick & Deposit) which are storage locations at the end of an aisle used as an interface between different types of mechanical handling equipment. The P&D stations can be used as an interface between the unit load and handling equipment that is dedicated to the rack aisle (such as very narrow aisle (VNA) trucks or cranes) and the conveyors or free movement trucks that service the installation.