Polstore – Workshop, Workplace, Museum & Archive Storage Systems

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We've just come back from a simple yet highly effective install for a London establishment in their basement store. Great feedback from our long standing client 'Excellent work! Very kind and efficient' signed by the Collections Manager.
When we went to survey they were looking to store small flat objects with varying depths. The key was to reduce the usable height to a bear minimum as their exisiting tray system had a lot of wasted space above the object. The 75mm & 100mm front height drawer were ideal as they pull out 100% extension, has a safe working load of 200 kg per drawer and can be partitioned out to give individual locations for each object. What we also suggested to save the client some money was to reuse the perfectly adequate existing worksurface rather than buying new from us. Sure our cabinets aren't cheap but they will last a lifetime so they were pleased with any saving suggestion.

The Polstore tool storage shadow board is widely used for the organisation of hand and power tools. This example has been used by a vespa restoration enthusiast in his home garage environment. Every tool has its place! Quick storage and retreival, easy identification, care for tools and a clean smart workplace. The tool storage cabinet is made from steel and painted inside and out to avoid corrosion. Internally is fitted a perforated tool panel to hang tools and other objects - the punched square holes are industry standard 10x10mm 38mm centres so accommodate not only our hook & bracket range but other ranges like Sealey hooks. To finish of the unit a roller shutter door with lock closes the system aways from dust, dirt and grime.
The Polstore tool shadow board system can be bench or wall mounted (additional brackets required). The tool cabinet has various sizes with a depth of 210mm and 2 heights of 810 & 1114 mm and with widths of 952 & 1419mm.

Invest in your company’s future growth with a Polstore Storage Solution – designed to create space, increase output, focus the workforce and organise your workspace. We would like to have the opportunity to explain how when you visit us at MACH 2018 Stand H20-172.

Polstore Storage Systems has been working in the manufacturing sector for over for over 50 years - so we hope a name remembered when looking to re-organise your workspace. We strive to be the best on service, design, quality of products and project finishing. Supported by Italian manufacturer FAMEPLA and UK sub contractors we offer a full range of storage solutions.

Where we excel is the installation and fit out of industrial workshops and work areas for aerospace, automotive, military and education sectors. As part of the service we visit you and design to your exact requirement. Our quotations are supplied with visuals assisting in the justification process. Once signed off manufacture process can take up to 6-8 weeks depending on the complexity and scope of the project.

For a quick solution last year we launched a standard range of storage products on offer throughout the year with end user and reseller discounts - tool storage cabinets, tool storage mobile cabinets, cnc tool storage cupboards, industrial workbenches, cnc tool trolleys, anti fatigue floor matting and plastic tilt bin storage. We stock these products in the UK or offer a 3-4 week general lead time.

We are always trying to push the bar with product innovation. Access control systems being a major R&D investment - improving tool control and traceability techniques with routed tool foams, tool shadow boards and electronic locking solutions. Our stand will be demonstrating the latest in electronic key and software solutions integrated into our standard tool and consumable cabinet range.

Visit us at Mach 2018 Stand H20-172 NEC Birmingham.

One of our main assets is our attention to site detail and care when installing - we don't always get it right who does, but there are instances where expensive and embarrassing mistakes can be avoided by both us and the client.
Take for example the steel plan chest AO+, AO or A1 sizes - they are large bits of kit and this can catch you out. It so important when making decisions to ask yourself how am I going to get this lump into the building / room - off load, doors, steps, no lift, stairs, twists and turns - it is an installers nightmare.

Take a look at the pics - central london, 3 steps up, busy pedestrian route, shared building, narrow stairs down, small and untrustworthy lift, narrow doors - install AO plan chest OMG no chance!!!

Fortunately we called the client and asked a simple QUESTION: 'what is access like?' ANSWER: 'its pretty poor in fact terrible.' We only need to hear that and Polstore can then manufacture an AO steel plan chest delivered in knock down condition. No problem and no extra cost - well our installers cost. It will arrive built to avoid damage, we dismantle and reassemble in the location required.

We know this sounds obvious but actually you'll be surprised how often it's overlooked.

When looking to upgrade your maintenance workshop or garage its definitively worth looking at this project as an example. Its simple, cost effective and produces great results in organisation, aesthetics and storage capacity. This is the way we like a Polstore Fit to run. The equipment is manufactured and assembled in 5 weeks with the installation date booked in the 6th week. Our fitters arrive with the equipment with no third party invlovement - no risk of damage, on time (not too early, not too late) and our client kept informed. The client had no fork lift so the truck has a tail lift, making off load safe and efficient. All the equipment is well wrapped and palletised anyway but we manage all that including removal of all packaging and waste once we are done.

The Polstore maintenance workbench needed to be fitted in between the 2 walls with drawer storage cabinets underneath. We specified a galvanised steel work surface 40mm which will eventually accommodate a mechanics vice. Hard wearing and robust. The cabinets are positioned underneath and fixed using M10 fixings and inserts. The overall weight of the bench is heavy duty and industrial. The drawer cabinets are from our standard range with 100% extension drawer 200kg rating per drawer. We also added in anti slip foam inlays to each drawer giving protection to tools and items stored within. The work surface is cut to size mm and jointed!

The Polstore Storage Cupboards along the wall are 2000mm high - due the the 1st floor construction the client had already made good the electrics, self leveled the floor and cleared over head services. So when we arrived all was clear and ready to go - this is a major help for us when the client is prepared and speeds up the installation process. Now because of the new floor and space restriction we are concerned about damaging it. The Polstore way is to bring blankets - we place these under the units and then slide the storage cupboards into position. No floor damage! All units are then leveled and locking mechanisms checked.

So a job like this took a team of 2 operatives 4 hours - we get some help with the tools we use - another part of our business is selling tools, fixings and supplies. So we like to use FESTOOL where we can. Making those cuts and carpentry work very efficient on site.