The renowned supermarket chain brand Waitrose & Partners has increased its storage
capacity with the extension of its facilities in Magna Park (Milton Keynes, UK) to consolidate
its position as a leader in its sector in the British market. To do so, it has relied on AR
Racking, a European benchmark in storage systems.

The new extension consists of an intralogistics solution with AR Racking’s adjustable pallet
racking that achieved an added storage capacity for 13,604 UK pallets. It is a storage system
that will provide the warehouse with great agility in loading and unloading operations, with
direct and immediate access to the goods. A solution perfectly adapted to the increase in
demand for consumer goods and the demand on delivery times.

Waitrose is owned by the John Lewis Partnership retail group, the largest example of an
employee-owned business in the UK with over 80,000 members. “Our aim is for Waitrose to
remain the supermarket chain most valued by the British people and to do that we need a
logistics infrastructure that allows us to hold more stock of products that can be delivered in
less time. We knew that AR Racking would meet their promises on this strategic extension“,
explains Lawrence Ireson, Project Manager of the John Lewis Partnership.

“This is a project that is tailored to the client’s needs and characteristics. The racks have
a paint finish in Waitrose’s corporate green color,” says Mike Smyth, UK Key Account
Manager at AR Racking. “We have strictly adhered to the delivery and installation schedules
agreed with Waitrose, whose standards are exacting,” adds Jim Albans, AR Racking’s UK
Project Manager.

AR Racking, based in Maidenhead, has a well-established presence in the UK thanks to
a service tailored to customers’ needs and the ability to deliver large projects to tight
deadlines. Source: Supermarket chain Waitrose expands its warehouse with AR Racking |
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The Adjustable Pallet Racking (APR) System is a selective storage solution designed to store
palletized goods using forklift trucks.

Pallets are reached from aisles that are dimensioned according to the mechanical trucks
used. The height of the system and the distance between levels are the results of the storage
needs, the handling equipment used and the available space.

This is an efficient and robust system for heavy loads.

The APR System supports different types of pallets, containers and individual boxes.
Source: Adjustable Pallet Racking System (APR) | AR Racking (

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