CCL is a specialist in engineered solutions for structures. Recently, the company completed both the design and installation of the company’s Surface Jointless Flooring System at KeyFreight Warehousing’s newest facility in the port of Beirut. The solution from CCL will enable KeyFreight Warehousing to introduce a very narrow aisle (VNA) racking system. This system optimizes capacity by reducing redundant space. Thus, it ensures the property delivers its maximum value.
To allow both its proposed extra tall racking and very narrow aisles, KeyFrieght Warehousing required a 1500m2 floor that complies with ‘defined movement’ (DM) flatness specifications. This strategy enables VNA forklifts to operate both efficiently and safely.
CCL designed the solution and then installed the Surface Jointless Flooring System onto the existing warehouse slab. Their goal was to ensure a seamless, crack-free floor.
Why Surface Jointless Flooring System?
The Surface jointless flooring system leverages CCL’s expertise in post-tensioned (PT) concrete. It provides a floor that delivers the strength and thin profile benefits of a PT slab. These benefits have been combined with a perfectly flat and levelled floor with no joints or seams, achieved using advanced laser screed equipment and CCL’s experience. Finally, installers polished the floor using specialist techniques, resulting in a dust-proof and highly abrasion-resistant finish.
Jad Mansour Salame from CCL comments: “KeyFreight Warehousing is one of the most successful and dynamic warehousing, logistics and distribution companies in the Middle East Region so it’s no surprise that they wanted to maximize the stockholding capabilities of their new warehouse with a VNA racking system. The existing floor at the property was not suitable and our industry-leading Surface flooring specification has transformed the asset, enabling it to deliver its full potential.
“This is the latest in a number of Surface Jointless Flooring Solutions we have designed and installed for logistics and industrial sector customers who need a hardwearing, seamless and perfectly flat floor for the safety and efficiency of sensitive equipment. As property and development land continue to escalate in price in strategic locations, we anticipate continuing high demand for SURFACE flooring to enable the introduction of space optimizing layouts.”
Robert Paoli is the managing director at Key Freight Warehousing. He adds: “CCL completed the whole project, including design and installation, within just two months. This enabled us to begin utilizing the warehouse as quickly as possible. The jointless Surface floor is a critical element in the viability of introducing a VNA system at this property. This will increase the previous capacity of the warehouse significantly. We are extremely satisfied with both CCL and their system. Additionally, we would have no hesitation in recommending them on future projects.”
CCL provides specialized engineered solutions for structures across the globe. It is a trusted partner on commissions of all scales and disciplines.
Continued growth has strengthened the group’s expertise across all areas. This includes post-tensioning, repair and strengthening, structural bearings, precast systems and geotechnical applications. The expertise only serves to confirm CCL’s status as a market leader in its field.