Turnkey Warehouse Cabling Solution

Turnkey Warehouse Cabling Solution

Coalville, Leicestershire
Case Study No.

001

Client

Confidential

Overview

We delivered a turn key data cabling solution for a US client, not only the data cabling, but installation of all their IT hardware meaning they went live without even stepping foot in the UK!

Industry

Ecommerce fulfilment centre

Project Name

Turnkey Warehouse Cabling Solution

Project Location

Coalville, Leicestershire

Square ft. of space

75,000 square foot

Brief/challenge

Overview
The client is a fulfilment centre for ecommerce, based in.
US Company setting up a distribution warehouse in the UK

Client Aim
To install a Fibre and CAT6 infrastructure across the warehouse and support the installation of connectivity and IT hardware to ensure the warehouse is live within 4 weeks.

Client Objectives
∙ Collaborative partner
∙ Do the minimum amount of cabling to get the warehouse live.
∙ allow for future growth with minimal disruption
∙ Live within 4 weeks
∙ Fixed cost with no hidden costs

Challenges they faced
∙ Time zones – finding a partner prepare to attend meeting after hours
∙ Needed a trusted partner and competent partner
∙ Not having a IT Senior Leadership Team (SLT) based in the UK
∙ The project needing to be delivered within a specific time period

Special considerations
Client required on the ground support for everything IT related, we became and extension of their IT team helping them with challenges such as making sure the broadband was installed in the correct location, address.

Attention to detail – they already knew where they wanted their wi-fi and how they wanted their infrastructure labelled

Services delivered

Data Cabling – the CAT6 infrastructure is used to supports the Wireless Access Points, packing stations, print stations, clock in and goods in.

Cabinets – we strategically located remote cabinets in locations that we support growth and reduce remedial data cabling costs. Meaning as they grow and the warehouse has racking and become more populated. If they require anything these cabinets will keep the additional cable runs short and minimise disruption.

Fibre Optics – Their fibre backbone utilise an OM3 Mulitmode Fibre with LC to LC connections, from their MDF (Main Comms Cabinet) to their IDFs (Remote Cabinet)

WIFI Installation – our IPAF qualified engineers, installed over 33 Wireless Access Points through the site.

Smart Hands Support – we unboxed their IT kit, captured the mac address and serial numbers and labelled all their kit. Then followed their topogoly guide and provide them with an as fit diagram so they knew exactly how their hardware was set up.

Racking and stacking – following their topology so they know exactly how their hardware is installed and what it’s doing. Any errors with you guide our competent engineers worked collaboratively with them to ensure. The issues were resolved.

First Day Support – a competent set of hands who helped their staff move in and get setup.

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