Westcoast Ltd is the distributor arm of the Westcoast Group, one of the largest private companies in the UK. It operates from three sites, Theale, Milton Keynes and Andover, which is the newest – and largest – facility in the group and distributes products from leading IT brands such as HP, Microsoft, Lenovo and Apple. The new building comprises a 31,500 m2 storage and distribution facility, with a further 7,000 m2 used as a configuration centre. Andover, which opened in 2020, includes 22,000 VNA locations and 16,000 pallet locations, utilising 13.2 metre racking.
Lodge Manufacturing is an internationally-known manufacturer of cast iron cookware, founded more than 120 years ago in South Pittsburg, TN. It is recognised not only as one of America’s oldest, continuously operating cookware companies but also as an industry innovator, being the first to introduce pre-seasoned cookware to the market. Today, the company’s products are shipped worldwide and sold through big box stores, hardware stores, specialty retail outlets and through online e-commerce.
Revolutionary when built in 1881, Bruichladdich Distillery remains at the forefront of modern whisky distilling. Today, under the ownership of Rémy Cointreau, Bruichladdich retains its heritage by using 100% Scottish-grown barley, trickle distilled through tall stills before being matured for all its life in warehouses on the shores of the Isle of Islay. Many of the processes require product to be transported between locations throughout the site – a requirement that places tough demands on its material handling equipment.
Crown will showcase a full line-up of products and forward-thinking technologies on stand 10J61 at IMHX 2016, being staged at the NEC Birmingham from 13th to 16th September 2016.