September 5, 2018
CoGri Australia has assisted Australia’s largest developer to upgrade an existing 30+ year old warehouse floor for superflat narrow aisle use for a major online retailer. In addition, we carried out a number of specialist joint repairs and general concrete works.
This is the first work for the major online retailer that has been carried out in Australia. CoGri and Face Consultants have been extremely busy working for our Client all over other parts of the world, assisting them with their extraordinary and impressive expansion plans.
The Client’s operation in Australia has generated a lot of excitement amongst its Australian citizens but it has also been met with resistance and fears by the existing retail industry as they know the impact this online retailer has had in other parts of the world through its excellent eCommerce service it provides. eCommerce is literally changing the logistics industry with automation being a major part of that change. Australia is certainly excited by the services the Client has to offer including its renowned next day guaranteed premium service.
The existing 40,000 SQM warehouse, located at Moorebank just outside of Sydney, was originally occupied by Ikea and is ideally suited for our Client with its easy access to the West and East of Sydney via the M5 and M7 motorways.
The upgrade to the existing Ikea warehouse involved Face Australia surveying the floor for both free movement and defined movement traffic. CoGri then mobilised the Laser Grinder to grind the floor to meet the narrow aisle Fmin75 flatness specification. Prior to Laser Grinding, 50m of steel PT joint had to be removed and the floor repaired. In the East warehouse, where Ikea originally operated narrow aisle trucks, and which was originally Laser Ground by CoGri some 10 years ago, the aisles will be filled using CoGri’s specialised pump screed to bring the floor back for general purpose use.
Working to extremely tight deadlines, CoGri was put under pressure but managed to achieve all the necessary deadlines, whilst producing exceptionally high-quality work to meet the demands of our Client’s new warehouse operation. CoGri was proud to have been involved in such a prestigious and important project that utilised many different concrete skills and expertise.