A landmark retail location in Mount Gambier, previously occupied by Bunnings Warehouse, has remained vacant for years, until now. The dormant site not only left a gap in property occupancy, but also a local supplier for tradespeople and residents. Mitre 10, also a Mount Gambier local, saw the site as an opportunity to level up, and expand out!
K&B Mitre 10 had a smaller, existing location in Mount Gambier, but was rapidly outgrowing the building. The former Bunnings Warehouse was a much bigger facility and would allow Mitre 10 to expand the product range with a large trades area, to bring more people through the doors.
Acquiring and fitting out the sizable new store was a strategic expansion to grow trade customers, while servicing consumers.
How Storemax was Selected
Selected to strategise, supply, install, and project manage the racking for the new store, Storemax’s experience partnering with Mitre 10 before, on various stores including Naracoorte and Ballarat came to the fore. Past projects were completed on time, to budget, and with satisfied stakeholders.
K&B Mitre 10 tendered out the fit-out for the racking, to which Storemax responded, and was chosen, based on the previous experience, merits, and capabilities.
Challenges and Problems
The racking project took 12 weeks to fulfil, from the time of order to the installation’s completion, with approximately eight weeks to manufacture the goods and a four week install.
There were no major complications. The delivery of the racking was slightly delayed, but the Storemax team worked efficiently to complete the installation on time, which allowed the new store to open on the expected date.
Bob Jones, the Regional Operations Manager, said the install team were happy to adapt build plans when minor issues arose and worked well with local contractors who were also on-site.
The new Mount Gambier Mitre 10 store is fitted out with cantilever and pallet racking to safely store and efficiently access building supplies, timber, and home improvement goods.
With the new store installed with professional racking from the start, Mitre 10 management enjoys efficient workflows, compliant OH&S standards, and improved customer service.
By expanding into a warehouse with a larger floorspace, K&B Mitre 10 have been able to place a Total Tools outlet in the centre, in a strategic move to attract more trade customers. With a bigger footprint, they’ve added a greater variety of racks, housing more stock and selectivity, safely stored and retrieved without damage.
Custom-designed storage solutions
If you’re looking for a modern, efficient and a reliable storage system for your business or a warehouse, Storemax can do more than just help. Our qualified engineers will review your requirements and propose a solution following all safety and standards and to your budget.