PD Industrial Appoints Grahame Ramsey as Dynamic Storage Solutions Specialist

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PD Industrial Appoints Grahame Ramsey as Dynamic Storage Solutions Specialist

5 December 2019

PD Industrial, one of the UK’s leading designers, suppliers and installers of industrial storage systems, is delighted to announce the appointment of Grahame Ramsey with immediate effect.

Grahame joins the Midlands-based business as a Key Account Manager specialising in the area of dynamic storage solutions.

With over 40 years’ experience of the logistics and storage industry, Grahame brings with him a wealth of expertise. In his previous role, he was part of the management team at Interroll where he spent 12 years selling dynamic storage sub-systems to OEMs, systems integrators and distributors throughout the industry. Here, he was responsible for the successful delivery of projects into the likes of Lidl, Swisslog, Walkers Snackfoods and AG Barr.

PD Industrial’s co-founder and Managing Director, Darren Hardiman, is thrilled with his new acquisition:

“We are delighted to welcome Grahame to the business. He brings with him such a wealth of product knowledge and industry expertise which is hard to surpass in the sector. He’s established an enviable reputation within the industry, and I’m looking forward to working closely with him on some really exciting projects we have in the pipeline.”

Prior to his previous post at Interroll, Grahame has spent his entire career within the logistics and storage industry working in a variety of roles for a wide range of specialists including Dexion, Apex Storage Systems, Link 51 and Linpac. More recently, he has become a specialist in dynamic storage solutions, which is the area he will be concentrating on at PD Industrial in his role as Key Account Manager.

Commenting on this new role, Grahame Ramsey said:

“I’m excited to be joining PD Industrial at this stage of my career. The company has ambitious growth plans and I’m looking forward to being part of the journey, and helping to influence the path we take. After 40 years, the sector still fascinates and excites me, and I’m really looking forward to getting started and making a difference for the customers we’ll be working with.”

About PD Industrial

Established in 2010, PD Industrial has grown year-on-year to become one of the UK’s leading designers, suppliers and installers of industrial storage systems. We offer a wide range of products and services all aimed at making our customer’s warehouse and industrial operating space safer by design. From a single bay of racking to an entire warehouse infrastructure project, the PD Industrial team has the requisite skills and experience to deliver a fully integrated service.

Our team of experts provides nationwide coverage to a wide range of customers including supermarkets, manufacturers, retailers and third-party logistics providers. Today, the business employs 20+ people from our Midlands base, and we are proud to be a SEMA Distributor Company with a team of accredited and nationally recognised storage equipment inspectors. Being part of the SEMA Distributor Group (SDG) recognises our rigorous commitment to safety standards and quality assurance in every project we deliver.

For further information

Darren Hardiman
PD Industrial, Managing Director
Calibre Industrial Park, Unit 2, Laches Close, Four Ashes, Staffordshire, WV10 7DZ.

Telephone: (07801) 577482

Email: [email protected] 

PD Industrial Scoops Prestigious Safety Award with Reloskate

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PD Industrial Scoops Prestigious Safety Award with Reloskate

5 December 2019

PD Industrial, one of the UK’s leading designers, suppliers and installers of industrial storage systems, was one of the winners at the recent BITA (British Industrial Truck Association) Design4Safety Awards.

The Midlands-based operation beat off strong opposition in the Racking & Shelving category with its innovative Reloskate product.

Reloskate has been specially designed to lift and move pallet racking structures without the need to dismantle or remove sprinkler pipes from within the structure. The skates can also be used on supermarket gondolas, and reduce the time and effort it takes to move industrial- scale shelving units by an estimated 70%.

Darren Hardiman, PD Industrial’s co-founder and Managing Director, accepted the Award from BITA Secretary James Clark during this year’s Logistics Awards which recently took place in Birmingham. Commenting on the accolade, Darren said:

“We are absolutely delighted to receive this Award. Safety is of paramount importance in everything we do at PD Industrial, and Reloskate is a terrific innovation that makes the warehouse a safer place.”

The Design4Safety Awards highlight the importance of product or service design in improving safety standards. Focusing specifically on design, the awards recognise and celebrate innovative thinking – regardless of the type or cost of the product or service.

The Reloskate concept has been used extensively in the United States for several years. But before the product could be introduced to the UK, it’s been necessary for PD Industrial to develop the product and commission rigorous testing procedures to ensure Reloskate complies with the unique requirements of the UK supply chain. This exhaustive 18-month process has resulted in Reloskate now being compatible with all UK and European pallet racking systems and supermarket gondolas.

The skate’s simple yet effective design enables the relocation of racking without any need for dismantling, providing a cost-effective, safe solution to the movement of industrial-scale shelving units. Since its introduction to the UK market just under a year ago, PD Industrial has completed £2 million worth of racking move projects on behalf of its clients in both warehouse and supermarket operations.

“So, whether you’re looking to remodel or optimise operational space, prepare for seasonal stock changes or create a more orderly flow in your warehouse or shop, Reloskate can solve any of your movement issues safely. And the operational efficiencies that our customers have received as a result of Reloskate have been phenomenal,”

concluded Darren.

About PD Industrial

Established in 2010, PD Industrial has grown year-on-year to become one of the UK’s leading designers, suppliers and installers of industrial storage systems. We offer a wide range of products and services all aimed at making our customer’s warehouse and industrial operating space safer by design. From a single bay of racking to an entire warehouse infrastructure project, the PD Industrial team has the requisite skills and experience to deliver a fully integrated service.

Our team of experts provides nationwide coverage to a wide range of customers including supermarkets, manufacturers, retailers and third-party logistics providers. Today, the business employs 20+ people from our Midlands base, and we are proud to be a SEMA Distributor Company with a team of accredited and nationally recognised storage equipment inspectors. Being part of the SEMA Distributor Group (SDG) recognises our rigorous commitment to safety standards and quality assurance in every project we deliver.

For further information

Darren Hardiman
PD Industrial, Managing Director
Calibre Industrial Park, Unit 2, Laches Close, Four Ashes, Staffordshire, WV10 7DZ.

Telephone: (07801) 577482

Email: [email protected]