Pentland automates warehouse with tech upgrade

Catering equipment wholesaler Pentland Wholesale is expecting to make significant gains from a new automated warehouse management system it has introduced.

The Blackburn-based outfit has invested in the latest Microsoft NAV enterprise technology, which will automate Pentland Wholesale’s 56,000 square foot warehouse, covering complete products and spares inventories.

The system, supplied by Microsoft specialist In2grate Business Solutions, also features a Calidus proof of delivery solution that will reduce administration and duplication when processing stock.

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“The functionality that In2grate provides for electronic proof of delivery and proof of service means we have a full audit trail and we can trigger billing from the point of delivery rather than having to wait until the drivers and engineers return to base,” said Chris Allen, financial director at Pentland.

Allen said that all of Pentland’s data had been inputted to the new system, allowing it to access a full history of each piece of equipment.

Pentland Wholesale stocks and sells more than 700 commercial refrigeration and catering equipment lines to the trade.

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