Flowcrete’s Flooring Reinvigorates LF Logistics’ Warehouse in Masterful Malaysian Renovation
29 Jan 2015
Flowcrete Asia has collaborated with LF Logistics to provide a heavy duty, hygienic flooring system for its warehouse in the Malaysian town of Bukit Raja, Klang.
LF Logistics provides distribution centre management services to nearly 400 brands worldwide, ensuring that their products are stored and handled with care.
The company’s existing warehouse was in dire need of renovation with the previous epoxy floor finishes peeling due to a combination of poor quality materials and bad workmanship.
Each warehouse is customised to efficiently serve a product vertical or, in some cases, a specific client and the design requirements for storage and handling can vary according to business needs.
Dilapidation work is an important consideration for all manufacturing companies as without it increased costs, prolonged labour, operational downtime and potentially unforeseen expenditure could be on the horizon.
The floor is often an area of concern – as it is invariably the part of a building that has weathered the most use and abuse. The floor finish of an industrial site such as a warehouse or factory will have been exposed to impacts from heavy equipment, spillages of corrosive oils, liquids, greases and worse.
LF Logistics called in Flowcrete to reinvigorate its rapidly deteriorating floor and the resin flooring specialists had a very short shut down period in which to work, as the warehouse needed to be ready to fulfil a contract from a leading F&B brand within a week of the installation deadline.
Large-scale manufacturing companies are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of having a good quality floor surface and ensuring that all areas of the site are adequately prepared for the workload they will encounter. With the significant financial outlay that comes as a result of failing flooring systems, businesses simply cannot afford to take a chance on a floor liable to fail and cost them money.
Over the space of two weeks in early November, 413m2 of Flowfresh HF 12mm was applied in the cold room as well as 151m2 of 6mm Flowfresh HF. The heavy duty, chemical resistant, antimicrobial polyurethane resin floor screed is ideal for wet processing zones such as food manufacturing, food preparation areas, and chemical processing plants.
Despite the very challenging time frame and the need to remove all of the old epoxy coating before installing the Flowfresh, Flowcrete and its licensed contractor completed the project on schedule.
The client was impressed with the company’s efficiency and the fact that its contractor managed to avoid removing the existing racking during the application process.
Like LF Logistics, many manufacturing, companies will be looking for a hard floor that is designed to withstand the impending loads, especially from racking and fork lift trucks. It is also important to ensure that dusting will not take place and that any existing floor cracks are examined and fixed prior to the application of a floor coating.
This combination of factors calls for a refurbishment solution that can minimise costs, cope with the on-site conditions, allow for a rapid return to service and also provide a long lasting, functional finish.
The exceptionally hardwearing nature of the Flowfresh HF finish is ideal for businesses that want to reduce the frequency of upgrade works as much as possible, as its dependable, colourful and multi-functional finish is suitable for even the most heavy-duty industrial environments.
If you are a business considering a floor refurbishment project and would like to talk to one of Flowcrete Asia’s resin flooring experts about the ideal system for your facility then please head to Flowcrete Asia’s contact page to find your local representative.
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Notes to Editors
Flowcrete Asia Pacific has its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur and is one of the four divisions that make up Flowcrete Group Ltd. Flowcrete Asia Pacific includes Flowcrete Hong Kong, Flowcrete Vietnam, Flowcrete Indonesia, Flowcrete Singapore and Flowcrete Thailand.
Flowcrete Group Ltd. is a world leader in the manufacture of seamless industrial and commercial resin floor, wall and coving solutions as well as other specialist coating technologies. Flowcrete Group Ltd. has international manufacturing facilities in Europe and Africa as well as Central and South East Asia.
Flowcrete supplies world-class seamless flooring solutions to transform environments across the globe including; decorative seamless resins, waterproof car park deck coating systems, seamless resin terrazzo, durable antimicrobial flooring, fast curing systems, corrosion protection and self-levelling underlayments.
Flowcrete's ambitious and dedicated team, led by President Craig Brookes, is inspired by excellence in people, products and service as well as continual innovation and sustainable growth. Flowcrete continues to use its global expertise to introduce environmentally friendly, hygienic and aesthetically attractive floors to create a better and more sustainable world.