HMF help SG Smith Motors to accelerate their business

SG Smiths completed GL 06 Dec 11 002aThe S G Smith Motor Group was founded in 1938. Over the last 70 plus years it has become one of the leading motor trade operators in South London proudly representing Audi, Volkswagen, SEAT/Skoda, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Mercedes Benz. The Group which trades from 10 Centres within the South London corridor down to the M25 employs over 400 staff.

The opportunity to develop their site in the Old Kent Road was to enable them to expand their Trade Parts business for the Volkswagen Group Brands.

Having worked with SG Smith Motors over many years, Hampshire Mezzanine were again asked to quote and design a suitable layout. The solution was to section off part of a warehouse with a full height jumbo stud wall and install a new mezzanine floor and new Dexion Parts shelving.

SG Smiths completed GL 06 Dec 11 003aThe new shelving was to store parts for Audi, VW, Skoda and SEAT vehicles with consideration given to picking gangways forming an ergonomic layout with the right parts in the right place at the right time. The mezzanine floor has created an area for future planned expansion without the need to effect the running of the existing business. Not wasting the valuable space above low level shelving in a high warehouse was key to the design principles and long term benefit to the client.

Hampshire Mezzanine also administered the Building Regulation application on behalf of the client, providing the necessary structural calculations and documentation. Furthermore, a safety plan was submitted to ensure that all sub-contractors used, worked to correct methods and standards and ensured that Hampshire Mezzanine maintained their impressive site safety track record.

The increased storage space has enabled SG Smith Trade Parts to increase their stockholding and thus giving their valued trade customers greater choice and stock levels. The project was completed on time and on budget and Hampshire Mezzanine look forward to their next project with SG Smith.