Logistics businesses all around the country have seen increased demand, even before we started to shop and work from home during the last year. 
 
The Office for National Statistics says that internet shopping accounted for more than a quarter of all our retail spending in September 2020. 
 
MSE has been working at warehouse and distribution sites across the country to help them meet this growing demand with improved electrical installations and lighting. 

New logistics facilities 

Many logistics and distribution companies need extra facilities to meet demand, not just close to major road and rail hubs, but also near to city centres. 
 
New-builds need all their electrical requirements to be carefully planned and professionally installed, including back-up power supplies, cabling, lighting, security and automation. 
 
We’re happy to work with architects, quantity surveyors, construction companies and facilities managers to make sure every aspect of the electrical installation is right first time. 
 

Sustainability 

As we move on towards the government’s net-zero targets logistics is an important sector, both for construction of new warehouses and for operators. Smart building technology will make an important difference to the energy efficiency. 
 
Amazon has undertaken to introduce 100,000 electric vehicles (EV) to its fleet by 2030 and announced a further 1,800 electric vans last summer; all of them will need EV charging points
 

Warehouse automation 

Uses of warehouse automation and artificial intelligence (AI) have also accelerated thanks to increased demand, and due to the need for social distancing and safety throughout the supply chain. 
 
Efficiency can be improved with automated picking and guided vehicles within the warehouse while AI can improve efficiency and speed through planning, prediction, and reliable re-stocking. The launch of the new 5G network will help to provide full monitoring, tracking and security. 
 
As mechanical handling equipment systems (MHES) become more complex they will need comprehensive installation and maintenance to maintain performance and reliable back-up power supplies. 
 
We will be happy to discuss electrical installation and maintenance at your logistics or distribution facility, so please get in touch. 
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