Argosy Books is Ireland’s largest independent book wholesaler, carrying a wide range of Irish interest books & maps as well as a full range of UK published trade titles. When they decided to expand to a new 2,000sq metre distribution warehouse in Finglas, North Dublin, Storage Systems Limited was awarded a major contract to provide a complete storage solution which included a 2,070m² Dexion Two Tier Structural Steel Mezzanine with floor levels at 3m, 6m and 9m high.
On each mezzanine floor level Dexion HI-280 Shelving was installed to store all different types of books, leaflets & magazines. A series of gravity roller and inclined belt conveyors were installed to convey goods from the goods receiving area to the different mezzanine floor levels and also from the mezzanine floor levels to the despatch area.
The use of conveyors cuts out a lot of manual handling and has significantly speeded up the picking process. This in turn has had positive implications for health and safety issues associated with manual lifting.