Wilf Noble gets a boost from Polypal
Published: 15 December, 2014
Whitby-based builders’ merchant Wilf Noble recently received a little help from Polypal, in the form of racking, retail display and trade counter designs and systems.
Three interlinked areas have now been fitted out with Polypal units – the main display and trade counter area, an adjacent warehouse dedicated to larger bulk items, and an external storage facility that also benefits from Polypal’s cantilevered racking design.
“We believe in the principle of ‘if it can’t be seen, it won’t sell’, and this is clearly in evidence in our new retail and display area,” said John Noble, director of Wilf Noble. “Working closely with Polypal’s design team, our retail area now optimises both volume and choice, with the centrepiece being 10 multi-bay gondola units that are home for a range of products, from kitchen and plumbing to decorating and electrical materials.
“Some 19 multi-level bays are also positioned around three perimeter walls while, importantly, there are now three promotional bays adjacent to the entrance area which we can adapt to suit particular retail objectives.”
Polypal has also addressed the trade counter requirements for Wilf Noble, creating a multi-station facility that fronts both an office area and additional high value display units. A dedicated key cutting facility has also been incorporated into the design.
“We have also taken advantage of a direct walkway into the adjacent warehouse where we have installed racking for larger items for Wilf Noble,” said Ian Craig, business development manager at Polypal. “These include sheet metal, palletised and wood products, with our layout deliberately benefiting from a wide aisle design – aisle access of up to 3.2m is available to optimise loading and unloading operations. We have also kept a keen eye on safety issues as demonstrated, for example, by the use of anti-collapse mesh located at the rear of racking installations at key points in the warehouse.”
In addition, the external area at the site now features Polypal’s galvanised cantilevered racking, used for storage of specialised timber products. A total capacity of 64 bundles of up to 5.4m lengths of softwood can be housed in this area.
“We have a well-established reputation, particularly amongst the trade sector within a radius extending some 25 miles outside the town, and we felt the time was right to enhance this success and also build on our retail capability,” John Noble added.
“Clearly this calls for optimising the mix of storage space and retail opportunities, and we are delighted with the input that has been provided by Polypal, both in terms of the equipment supplied and the company’s experience in the builders’ merchant sector.
“We are confident that the developments and investment that we have made will continue our pattern of growth, which started from a small portacabin and has now grown into this new facility of which we are extremely proud.”