Established in 1998, Graphics Direct’s aim was to offer students access to quality brand name products at affordable prices. However as their company and reputation has grown, their customer base has diversified and they now supply a number of universities and major companies with their graphic requirements.
Due to this growth, Graphics Direct needed to relocate to a new premises. After they identified one in Tockwith, they still needed to find a contractor to fit out the premises to their requirements. The warehouse was an empty shell and Graphics Direct required both office and storage space.
To ensure that they maximised their space, they looked into a mezzanine floor solution, which would allow them to create the required office and storage space without losing any floor space.
The project for Graphics Direct included the installation of a mezzanine floor featuring both office and storage space. The office area comprises of a Director’s office and a meeting area for client visits. The mezzanine also houses a kitchen and break out area for Graphics Direct’s team and a small open office for their orders team.
Graphics Direct have over 2000 products in stock at any one time, so the storage mezzanine floor provides the extra space to ensure that they provide a quick turnaround for their customers. Underneath the mezzanine, we designed and supplied a new racking system, making it easy for Graphics Direct’s team to find the products they are looking for.
Also underneath the mezzanine we created tea making facilities and a breakout area for the warehouse team. A packing and franking bay was created through bespoke furniture, further helping them with their business operations.
“They made sure that the health and safety and all building regulations were up to scratch. Pricing wise they’ve always come up with a great price and been very competitive”
‘As part of the brief to Nexus, we wanted to optimise the space that we had, Nexus advised us to put a mezzanine floor in and it was great advice because we’ve now almost doubled our warehouse space.’
‘It was very important to choose the right fit out partner initially, because we’ve now been working with Nexus for over six years and they’ve built on extra office space, extra facilities within our warehouse.’
‘They made sure that the health and safety and all building regulations were up to scratch, pricing wise they’ve always come up with a great price and been very competitive.’ Chris Booth, Managing Director, Graphics Direct
Graphics Direct’s new facilities have allowed them to grow the business even further due to the additional storage space enabling a quicker turnaround on products for their customers. The additional office space has also facilitated a growth in office staff, improving their ordering system and customer service.
‘I can’t really thank Nexus enough for giving us an area that we can work from, that’s comfortable and actually give us an opportunity to really develop the business.’ – Chris Booth, Managing Director, Graphics Direct.
We would like to wish Graphics Direct all the best in their new facilities and we hope to work with them again in the future. If you would like to double the space available to you within your warehouse through the installation of a mezzanine floor solution, contact us today, because making space is what we do.
“I really can't thank Nexus enough for giving us an area that's comfortable and actually gives us an opportunity to really develop the business. ”Chris BoothManaging Director, Graphics Direct