Russell Europe

Russell Europe increases storage capacity at distribution centre with warehouse refurbishment by CSI.

Russell Europe are clothing wholesalers with more than a century’s experience of supplying uniforms for workplaces, schools and team activities. Their comprehensive range of workwear is designed to the highest standards offering quality and value for money.

Rapidly increasing stock levels demanded that Russell Europe maximise the storage capacity of their European Distribution Centre. CSI (formerly ESE) was brought in to find a solution that would make optimum use of their existing space after impressing the company in a competitive tender situation.

The project included the full design, supply and installation of pallet racking and multi-tier shelving with a mezzanine floor.

CSI’s detailed site survey revealed that, with some intelligent space planning, Russell Europe could significantly increase their storage capacity by creating 9000 additional pallet spaces at an increase of 67%.

Taking advantage of the building height, CSI solutions team installed a mezzanine floor to create extra space. Shelving was fitted both above and below the mezzanine floor forming a large picking area with capacity to hold 2500 storage bins. This enabled Russell Europe to increase their previous shelving system by 100%.

CSI worked in close collaboration with the team at Russell Europe throughout the project to ensure that all solutions were tailored to the company’s exact needs.  As staff had to work in the distribution centre during the installation, careful co-ordination with the client was vital phasing the work to ensure minimal disruption to Russell Europe’s operations.


Project Details

  • Client : Russell Europe
  • Location : Bathgate, West Lothian
  • Sector : Textiles
  • Project Value : £220,000
  • Scope of Works : Racking, shelving and mezzanine floor.

CSI (formerly ESE) delivered a well-engineered and competitively priced project that is sustainable for Russell Europe’s future. Their European Distribution Centre’s storage capacity has hugely increased, providing adequate space for current and incoming stock. The increased space has enabled the company to create a more orderly and efficient goods in/goods out procedure which has saved them valuable time and resources.



Related Works