I would most definitely recommend them due to their professionalism and the innovations which they came up with to make this happen for us.
The Challenge Of Creating Additional Storage Space
AJS Labels has been producing labels for their clients since 2009 and have invested in the latest technology which allows them to produce some of the finest labels on the market. Their employee numbers have increased from 50 to 60 recently and were looking to set up a new production facility in the North of England.
Featherstone was identified as the ideal location and once they had found an ideal premises they had to find a contractor to fit out the premises to their requirements. Essentially, they required additional storage space, canteen facilities and a temperature controlled production room.
Ideally they required a contractor who could design the new space and implement the build, this is where Nexus came in…
Check out our video case study for this project featuring Production Manager, Martin Addey sharing his thoughts on working with Nexus Workspace.
The search for a solution
The Directors and Production Manager of AJS Labels had originally considered hiring an architect to come and look at the premises and design their new space. However they soon realised that the costs involved were too high, especially when they considered the separate costs for the build by a contractor too.
So whilst they were searching for a turnkey contractor to provide them with the complete solution, they came across Nexus. They were impressed by our portfolio and also by the fact that we are specialists in mezzanine floor based solutions. Which is exactly what they were after.
We were invited in by AJS Labels to take a look at their new warehouse, survey the space and discuss their requirements. Discussions centred around combining the storage mezzanine floor and production room and whether it would be possible to situate a temperature controlled room under a mezzanine floor. The answer was a resounding yes.
We discussed with AJS Labels, their current working practices and how those could be improved with the new facilities. Their was a problem with the consumption of food on the warehouse floor as there was no dedicated space for their employees to eat. So this is where talk of canteen facilities started and evolved from there.
We went back to the office and started designing their new space. Once this was completed, we sent the drawings across to the directors at AJS Labels along with a detailed, comprehensive and itemised quote.
From there, AJS Labels commissioned Nexus for the project and we got to work putting together a project plan that details when each aspect of the build would be implemented.
The solution for AJS labels included the design and installation of a storage mezzanine floor with a temperature controlled production room underneath. The creation of canteen facilities and a print press room built above their existing WC facilities.
The production room was created through the installation of partitioning with windows to give the space a more open feel. A suspended ceiling was installed underneath the mezzanine with lighting and air conditioning units installed by Nexus within it too.
All electrical requirements for AJS Labels printing machines were also installed by us. The suspended ceiling underneath the mezzanine extended across the entire span. This was so that the lighting could light up the warehouse area underneath for AJS’ employees in the production and packing area.
Nexus were the principal contractor for the project and we finished the project to AJS Labels deadline, which was important as they needed to set up production capabilities as soon as possible.
AJS Labels’ Production Manager, Martin Addey stated that
‘Nexus have helped us develop our site to where it is today, most definitely recommend them due to their professionalism and the innovations with which they came up with, no other company really did that’.
The new premises allow AJS Labels to serve the North of England with their label production capabilities and continue to expand the business even further. We would like to thank everyone at AJS Labels for the opportunity to work with them and we wish them all the best for the future.
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