Minor Weir & Willis (MWW)


“Teepee and their team were very open and professional during the tender and implementation phase of our project. They had the appropriate expertise in designing, developing and delivering a substantial-high bay racking solution for MWW and were very organised and methodical in their approach to the works. It was a complicated design involving sprinkler solutions, and mixed storage and racking formats.

Whenever unanticipated problems arose, they were good with ideas and resourceful at accessing the right solution. The overall quality of their works has been excellent and I can confirm without hesitation that together we have delivered a state-of-the-art-facility. Our customers and stakeholder are very impressed with the final result.”

MWW, Operations Director



The design team were initially tasked with accommodating both chilled and dry storage across an area of 30,214 sq ft (2,808m²). This was spread across 7 different areas comprising 6 chilled rooms and 1 dry store.

During the tender process, a further room totalling 4,520 sq ft (420m²) was added, designed to accommodate timber pallets and processed goods. This brought the required total to over 4400 pallet locations.


Teepee provided MWW with 3 different design solutions using a Reach, VNA and Articulated forklift trucks. This enabled MWW to establish the number of pallets being stored, against the cost of forklift trucks & space utilisation.

An articulated forklift was the preferred design offering maximum flexibility against return on investment, enabling both UK and Euro pallets to be stored using one machine, operating within aisles of 2,100mm with a top beam height of 11,850mm.



  • All beam levels fitted with drop-over mesh decking panels to prevent contamination, provide additional pallet support and allow in-rack sprinklers to work effectively.
  • Drive-in racking for the storage of timber pallets.
  • Push-back racking for the storage of finished processed goods.
  • High-density storage based on ‘First in – Last out’ (FILO) or ‘Last in – First out’ (LIFO) design principles.
  • Future repair costs minimised by the installation of sacrificial front legs/end of aisle protection barriers.
  • Barcode labelling system installed throughout which linked to the client’s warehouse management system enabling easy and correct retrieval of pallets.


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