Fully integrated material handling & storage systems for your business

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A leading Bournemouth-based carpet company that specialises in all types of domestic and commercial flooring. They cover ground with fine and stylish floor coverings at an affordable price.


Bournemouth Flooring Supplies (BFS) is a flourishing new carpet and flooring wholesaler. They cover Dorset and Hampshire and work with a whole host of high-quality brands for both domestic and commercial flooring. However, owing to a mix of awkward SKU sizes and weights – including up to 5m long carpet rolls – storage and materials handling was a growing concern for the new business. To make matters more complicated, their new warehouse was fairly tight on space, which made handling the long loads a challenge. BFS knew that new equipment would be needed to maintain their products – they just didn’t know what or how.


We came recommended to Bournemouth Flooring Suppliers in good faith by another new Locators customer. Both BFS and our previous customer relied on our experience in storage and handling systems to help make use of their limited space. This way, they knew we would provide optimally-sized racking locations for their product.

In order to store the long rolls we suggested adjustable pallet racking and used two and three-deep bay formats. Each featured full-depth planed-top timber decks to give a snag-free continuous shelf. This method helped avoid damage to the product whenever a roll is being loaded or unloaded from the rack. With the client thrilled by our efficient suggestions, we also proposed a Toyota Tonero 8FGF25 on a long term hire basis. This provided a cost-effective solution for Bournemouth Flooring Suppliers’ material handling needs.

Toyota Tonero 8FGF25

With Torque convertor

Compliant with the latest emissions regulations, Tonero LPG trucks are ideal for intensive work. Safe manoeuvrability and fast acceleration make the Tonero highly productive in a range of material handling applications.

Load Capacity

1.5-3.5 tonnes

Maximum Lift Height

7.0 m

Adjustable Pallet Racking

Our standard adjustable pallet racking (APR) provides access to every pallet. Better yet, it’s the lowest cost system for pallet storage. It is a flexible system and the beam heights can be adjusted for storing different sized product.


“Locators came recommended to us in good faith by a fellow new customer. We were left impressed by what they had achieved with their business, then when we looked into Locators we realised this wasn’t a case of lightning in a bottle – it was just good business practice. Once we had them in to fit the shelving and help with the forklift, I was so impressed that I’ve ordered more racking and a mezzanine floor for our Lidgershall site.”

Andy Heath

Owner, Bournemouth Flooring Suppliers