Added Work/s: Site surveys, warehouse modifications, relocations
Install Time: 1.5 days per lift
Result/s: Double decking on all trunking routes, saving 14m miles p.a.
Boots is the UK’s leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer, with over 2,500 stores in the UK. The company, which is part of the Walgreens Boots Alliance group, operates an extensive logistics network, with over 8,500 deliveries to stores per week. It employs over 54,000 colleagues throughout the UK.
In order to convert its entire trunking fleet to fixed double deck trailers, Boots asked Transdek to site survey every DC across the UK and Ireland. A total of 68 double deck scissor lifts were installed over a 3-year period. Transdek also engineered bespoke warehouse modifications to ensure vehicle accessibility and efficient loading at each site.
Boots has converted all of its trunking trailers to fixed double deckers, saving a total of 14m road miles p.a. Its first 110 trailers saved 3.1m miles and 4.7m kg of CO2 a year, helping Boots to meet its CSR objectives. 26 of the modular lifts have since been relocated (in as little as 2 days) in line with Boots’ logistics restructuring strategy.
“No other double deck loading systems in the marketplace addressed all of the issues – until we met Transdek. The company’s understanding, attention to detail and application has been faultless. The delivery and installation of its equipment has been on time, exactly as promised, and the quality of its engineering has been of the highest order.”