July 4, 2022
Expanding the industrial flooring services provided by Eurostick S.L., for the Spanish warehouse and industrial facilities market.
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, UK, 01 July 2022 – Face Consultants Ltd and Qualidal announce the acquisition of Eurostick S.L., Spain’s market leader in the testing, consulting, and on-site supervision of industrial floors for the logistics sector. Face Consultants, part of the CoGri Group of companies, are global flooring consultants providing design, surveying, and testing for industrial and commercial concrete flooring. Qualidal, part of Flat Ingenierie, is the market leader in France for independent control and consulting in industrial slabs.
Face Consultants and Qualidal’s joint venture, through their respective group companies, will bring an extended range of flooring services under the Eurostick name. Based in Madrid, the new partnership will provide extended floor flatness testing, design, and consultancy services. Also, floor repairs, and upgrading flatness of very narrow aisle and automated warehouses for the latest robotics systems.
“We are delighted to be establishing an even stronger presence in Spain, collaborating with Qualidal to bring a full range of flooring services, from floor design through to the upgrading of existing floors,” said Kevin Dare, Face Consultants Managing Director. “I would also like to take the opportunity to thank Beth and Ignacio Sánchez Salinero of Eurostick, S.L., for their partnership with us over the previous 20-plus years. Beth and Ignacio will retain the functions of director at Eurostick and ensure the continuity of the projects.”
Kevin continues, “E-Commerce in Spain remains one of the key drivers of logistics. The purchase and leasing of warehouse space across Spain have increased considerably compared to the pre-pandemic levels of 2019. Market surveys suggest that a higher level of quality logistics facilities is now being built.”
He explains, “However, floor flatness is often something that many do not consider until they explore automated systems or sophisticated materials handling equipment, and sometimes not until after they have acquired it. Just because your building is newly built or refurbished doesn’t mean the floor is ‘fit for purpose’.” He concludes, “Face Consultants and Qualidal have many years of experience in testing and upgrading concrete floors to ensure they are suitable for your warehouse operations. We are delighted to provide these services throughout Spain and beyond.”
Eurostick’s head office will remain in Madrid, but the address will be changing in the next few weeks. Ignacio and Beth’s roles and responsibilities will devolve over the next 12 to 24 months. A new General Manager has been engaged to head up Eurostick and an announcement regarding this will be made soon.
The incoming General Manager has stated, “I am excited to be working with Kevin Dare at Face Consultants and Marc Pestel-Debord at Qualidal under the Eurostick name. Also, to be able to tap into the wealth of knowledge gained over many years by these highly regarded companies. It means that we can provide an extended range of flooring services to the Spanish warehouse marketplace during a time of considerable retail and e-Commerce change.”
Kevin and Marc would also like to thank the team that advised the parties in bringing this acquisition together:
Ecija (Leticia Dominguez Pavón and Jorge Martín Pérez),
Livertoux Avocats (Laurène Livertoux).
In the UK:
Wheawill & Sudworth Accountants (David Butterworth)
Ramsdens Solicitors (Richard Bennett)
Floors will be designed with consideration for all interfaces and generally in full accordance with guidance from the Concrete Society’s Technical Report 34, 4th Edition, which in general, is compliant with Eurocode 2.
Floors for two distinct areas of traffic movement, Free Movement and Defined Movement, can be surveyed and tested to ensure they are level, flat, and meet specification.
Other testing services, such as slip and skid resistance, abrasion resistance, surface regularity and surface gloss testing will be offered.
Eurostick, through their new partner companies, offers complete floor grinding flexibility to suit any very narrow aisle warehouse, using manual, semi-automatic, and fully automated trucks. Whole aisle width and wheel track grinding, for two, three, or four-wheel paths, can be provided using the world-famous Laser Grinder®.
Eurostick will provide the following services through their partner companies:
Flooring services for automated warehouses and facilities include floor design and testing for Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR), Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS), and other Goods to Person (G2P) systems.
Also, the supervision of grinding for robotic automation, and 3D laser scanning, where appropriate.
Eurostick will have access to the latest floor testing technology. Property II Meter, DINmeter, F-Speed Reader, Transbar, and Abrasion Resistance Testing machines will be available to purchase.
Please contact us if you have any questions about our floor testing or design & consultancy services.