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Speeding up order fulfilment processes

Integrated packing stations made to order

bespoke packing benchWhen awkward becomes easy, you know that you are using the best equipment for the job! This was part of the remit from one of our favourite customers up in the Midlands. They have a very efficient logistics operation handling tens of thousands of packages, parcels and products a week.

17 July 2023/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (429)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7

Turning shipping containers into practical rest rooms

Needing to think inside and outside the box!

shipping containerOne of our local council offices contacted us about coming up with a solution to provide a safe and dry rest room environment for their outdoor workers who often have to deal with adverse weather conditions.

19 June 2023/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (497)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.6
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Relocation upgrade

How to take advantage of moving premises

removal truckWhether a forced relocation or by choice, moving business premises can be a fraught enough task in itself, so why not take advantage of the upheaval with floor layout improvements and equipment upgrades.

16 May 2023/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (660)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Giant planning board does the job!

Better than laying out plans on the floor

planning boardIf you thought that planning boards just hung above your desk or on the back of a door, then think again!

30 March 2023/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (759)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Businesses invest in sensible storage lockers

I remember these from school days!

mesh lockersI have a vague recollection of turning up at school with my plimsols, running shorts and my oh so bright and tight obligatory sports shirt. I remember where we stored them all whilst we were having lessons, only to have to swap them over with our school uniforms when Mr. Skinner insisted we jog miles around the school playing grounds during PE. Yes, we stored them in the wire mesh lockers next to the absolutely freezing cold changing rooms!

09 November 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (797)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Where’s a supervisor when you need one?

Creating bespoke supervisor desks

deskOne of our regular customers recently conducted a survey poll of their own staff and found out that their workforce reported a difficulty in contacting the company’s supervisors throughout their national depots. It was felt that supervisors were not visible enough and often seemed to have no designated point of contact.

30 September 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1382)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.2
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Bespoke workbenches for the boys in blue

Was it Professor Plum or Miss Scarlett with the candlestick or lead pipe?

workbenchWe all love a good whodunnit gripping tale in which we guess and second guess the identity of the murderer. By playing detective and piecing together the snippets of information, we can try to figure out the motive and reason as to who is the culprit. The board game Cluedo immortalised the very principle as far back as 1943 when it was devised in Birmingham by Anthony E. Pratt.

14 May 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1365)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.6
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How to socially distance in workplace canteens & restaurants

Keeping that safe 2 metres whilst still being social

canteen chairsThe lunchtime rest period or tea break is normally seen as a social time for employees in the UK. Businesses are having to adapt in light of the Coronavirus epidemic, whilst still managing to provide that vital time for workers to take a well earned break from daily work duties and to recuperate in time for the tasks ahead.

04 June 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (2340)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.4
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Coming off the bench to score the winner!

Action Handling create the perfect solution to improve productivity

packing stationOnce again, we were delighted to be approached by one of the UK’s big name retail brands to assist in an exciting new project to help improve picking and packing processes at their large training facility in Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

18 June 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1200)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Action Handling to the rescue

We pull yet another rabbit out of the hat. Ta-dah!

canteen furnitureFrom time to time, like most businesses, we all take a frantic phone call from a customer that urgently needs some new equipment delivered to site - like yesterday!.

07 February 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1203)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.2
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Gold rush for Black Friday

Fail to prepare ... prepare to fail!

work benchA top British jewellery brand that leads the way in fine contemporary pieces have been making plans for this year’s Black Friday extravaganza event, by ensuring that staff have in place additional workstations to package orders received online from the frenzy anticipated during this year’s promotion. 

01 November 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1516)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Getting the orders out quicker

Creating smoother transactions for a pick and pack company

packing benchWhen a large company makes contact with you on the back of previous dealings, it’s always comforting to be in the knowledge that the work you have carried out before is appreciated. Being invited back to help with new and exciting projects, is extra special for us!

15 August 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1550)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.6
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Bespoke hydraulic lifting table

After-sales is just as important to us as the initial sale

inspection tableSometimes it is really nice to go back and revisit a customer many months after the initial sale is completed and talk over how the piece of equipment we have supplied has improved the working environment for them. It is just one of the many little things that we do here at Action Handling, that we know our customers really appreciate in us going that extra mile to please and serve our customers time and time again.

25 May 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1735)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Bespoke work station

Made to exact specs

bespoke work stationWhen a world-wide stainless steel valve manufacturer needed a bespoke checking workstation for their quality control checks, they called upon Action Handling to design and manufacture a robust unit matching the existing bolt shelving at their Preston, Lancashire, UK site.

23 May 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1692)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Wooden workshop benches

Meeting standards and deadlines

wooden workbenchTowards the tail-end of the 2011 summer holidays, a major university in the South West contacted Action Handling to assist in their refurbishment project. In order to get the Design and Technology Department ready for the new academic year, a large quantity of workshop benches were required to furnish the ‘Pupil Teaching Workshop’.

22 May 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1984)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Mobile workbench

We solve the pick and pack problem for a company struggling to keep up with its orders

pick and packWhen you need a bespoke product it is hard to know where to begin, Firstly is it going to be expensive, also who can you trust to understand your needs and criteria? What if it goes wrong and the project starts to unravel and cost spiral out of control? Well breathe and relax, Action Handling have a wealth of knowledge and expertise to help ease the worries and stresses that brings.

29 March 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (3725)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7
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