With autumn 2013 showing signs of economic growth emerging in Europe, the automotive sector in general and tyre suppliers in particular are looking for ways to position themselves for growth while continuing to keep their cash-flow under tight control.
No business involved in the supply of tyres wants to miss out on the opportunities for increased sales that we all hope lie ahead, but increasing the range and number of tyres held in stock can be expensive.
As relatively high volume, low value items, the storage and retrieval of tyres can account for a substantial part of a retailer's profit margin, yet to not hold adequate stock may result in missed business.
Key to its success in this area is the fact that Dexion works closely with all its customers to understand their needs; in particular analysing their existing facilities before making any recommendations. It often finds that making better use of existing space can be more cost-effective than extending a building or moving to larger premises.
Dexion's compact storage solutions, i.e. mobile racking and mobile shelving, make the most of the space available while at the same time allowing fast and safe retrieval. Its solutions can even be designed to allow space for other activities, yielding additional value within a given space.
Flexibility is essential in uncertain times, and Dexion has many years' experience in the design of storage systems that can be easily modified in both size and shape. This makes them ideal for businesses planning for future growth in either new or existing buildings, as well as for those that simply wish to be able to respond rapidly and cost-effectively to unexpected changes in the marketplace. A full range of accessories is also available for safe handling, and Dexion offers regular inspection and maintenance services to ensure that its installations remain safe and effective for years to come.
"Storing tyres is similar to storing wine. If you store them cool, dry and out of the sunlight they will retain their quality for much longer," smiles Harald Guldahl, CEO of Constructor Group. "Our efficient and durable systems offer businesses the opportunity to reap real cost savings over the product lifetimes, as well as provide their own customers with an enhanced level of service."