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Pickfords showcases Europe’s largest unmanned warehouse

10 March 2011

Pickfords, the UK’s leading business relocation and and storage company, celebrates its flagship storage facility by presenting a video of Europe’s largest, unmanned, firesafe warehouse on its website.

The warehouse is a unique facility with capacity for over 1800 20ft steel containers. The warehouse covers the equivalent floor space of 14 tennis courts and is completely automated, unmanned and operates in an eerie half light.
Lack of manpower means the warehouse doesn’t just have to be heated or lit; it also works through the night, moving steel containers backwards and forwards to a schedule controlled by a unique computer system.
Security is high on the list of features and the Wembley facility has 24 hour security and cameras for CCTV surveillance. The containers are also fireproof and would automatically seal the doors and floors in the unlikely event of a fire.
The video shows the innermost workings of the warehouse and required the camera crew to ride the computerised gantry to gain the best view of the warehouse in action.
Pickfords Business Solutions Director Mark Herrington said, "This storage facility is a popular choice amongst our business customers who need to store large or high value items, where security is a key concern of the client. This is a unique facility in the UK and the video perfectly captures the security benefits of Europe’s largest fire safe warehouse"

The video can be viewed at:

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