A paper-based shelving and storage system that is revolutionising the world of warehousing has won a national award for its innovative design.
PIX® – a unique product designed by Northamptonshire-based transit packaging experts PALLITE® – scooped the Innovation Award at the UK Warehousing Association’s annual lunch and awards ceremony at London’s Dorchester Hotel on Thursday (27 June).
The award recognises a “bold and innovative response to the challenging market” through the introduction of new technology, products or processes.
PALLITE® fought off stiff competition from three other shortlisted finalists to win the accolade, which was presented in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal.
David Rose, PALLITE® Innovations Director, said: “I am extremely proud of our team, who rose to the challenge we set them to design and manufacture a solution that would make a real impact for warehouse managers. I would also like to thank our customers, without whose support we wouldn’t be where we are today.”
Stephanie Munn, PALLITE® Marketing Manager said: “A year ago, we never would have dared to dream that we would be winning such a prestigious award for the PALLITE® PIX® product range. It just goes to show what can be achieved when everyone comes together to work on a project they truly believe in and that makes a tangible change.”
PALLITE® PIX® is a range of lightweight, yet strong, storage and shelving systems made from 100% recyclable materials that are designed to consolidate pick-faces, freeing up under-used space in warehouses. The systems allow warehouse managers to increase their yield while remaining flexible to the demands of their supply chain.
By combining multiple pick-faces into one single pallet footprint, PALLITE® PIX® increases pick efficiency by reducing pick times and walk sequences. Removable dividers allow the storage solutions to be tailored to different or awkwardly-sized products, increasing protection for valuable or fragile items, while spaces for labels and barcodes reduce the risk of pick errors.
Suitable for use in all warehouses, the PALLITE® PIX® range is strong enough to hold up to 500kg per unit. Thanks to its lightweight composition and innovative ‘flat-pack’ design, it can also be built, moved and dismantled with ease without the need for any tools.