QTS is excited to announce its recent Associate membership with the UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) and aims to maximise input from its third party membership base and draw own on the organisations wealth of diverse experience, to further drive continual improvements throughout the entire business at QTS HQ.
Having entered 2020 with the now commonly referred to slogan of #QTS2020VISION, QTS and its Senior Leadership Team has further demonstrated its commitment to quality, by teaming up with the leading logistics sector trade organisation, UKWA.
The UKWA is Britain’s leading trade organisation for the logistics sector, with over 700+ members. Members include warehousing and logistics providers, in addition to manufacturers, retailers, and wholesalers, with around 100 Associate members who supply products and services to the logistics industry. The UKWA has some of the UK’s biggest names within its membership, not to mention a few global powerhouses.
UKWA aims to achieve its mission by Representing members’ views to government departments and agencies, the European Commission and Parliament and other relevant organisations, actively promoting the warehousing and wider logistics industry, protecting the interest of members by offering effective Conditions of Contract and raising the standards of the industry through training and best practice.
Here’s what our Board of Directors had to say over at QTS HQ:
“QTS is working hard to elevate its profile as the UK market leader in all wire-mesh solutions, not just the easySHELF™ Wire-Mesh Deck and while this is an extremely ambitious objective, we are committed to driving continued growth through an increasingly wider product range, superior product quality, improved knowledge, and skills training and first-class service. Our membership to the UKWA is a natural step along this journey, but is one that demonstrates our commitment to our objectives, which in turn will ensure our customers receive the very best from QTS, each and every time.”
In sad farewell to fond memories, QTS has made the very difficult decision to close its Barwell office after six years.
In a bid to centralise its operation an improve service delivery, QTS has opted to move its customer service functions to partner all other business functions in its manufacturing facility in Pinxton, Nottinghamshire.
Having made significant changes during the course of its 17-year lifespan, this decision is another that will be marked in the company’s history books as a vital turning point.
It goes without saying that QTS is no stranger to strong and decisive change in the search for improved service levels and 2020 is certainly no different.
The closure of Barwell marks a new chapter for QTS and its customers. With a renewed focus on service excellence, QTS is committed to driving significant improvements right throughout its business functions.
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the small number of employees who could not make the move with us, but we wish you all the luck in your new respective ventures.
QTS Board of Directors.
Dear Valued Reader, Customer, Colleague, Friend,
On March 24th, 2020, we notified you of the very difficult decision to temporarily suspend our production activities, a decision made to safeguard our valued stakeholders.
The world is continually adjusting to extremely complex, fast paced and unprecedented events. Businesses seek to find the careful balance between supporting essential work and maintaining the very highest levels of safety for their employees, customers and suppliers.
At QTS, we’ve continued to adjust the way we run our business as we respond to the latest guidance from Government and this week has demonstrated more than ever, that our business, directly and indirectly, impacts essential work, such as Medical, Pharmaceutical and Food industries to name a few.
QTS appreciates the importance of supporting the ongoing cycle of essential work and recognises the great efforts of our Nations heroes, the key workers on the front line across many sectors.
Therefore, we will re-commence our production activities with effect from Monday 6th April; however, we have taken significant steps to safeguard our production team, so we will be running at limited capacity and prioritising essential work.
I wanted to write and update you on the measures we’re taking:
- We introduced new social distancing measures and provided substantial health and wellbeing measures in line with Government advice.
- To aid social distancing, we have reduced our production operatives to 1 per production area.
- Our production operatives are working to strict working guidelines, with implemented staggered breaks.
- All key office-based employees are working remotely; however, we are operating with a limited workforce at this time
We’d like to say a big thank you for your support and your understanding as we work through these changes.
Stay well, and thank you for your continued support.
Board of Directors
Over the past weeks, QTS has worked diligently and tirelessly to do everything possible to support and protect our staff, customers and suppliers during these unprecedented times.
In light of recent Government advice, as issued by the Prime Minister on Monday 23rd March, QTS has taken the difficult decision to temporarily suspend business production at our manufacturing facility, to further protect our valued stakeholders.
At QTS people are the heart of our business and operations; therefore, the safety and wellbeing of our team, our customers and their end-users will always be our number one priority.
The decision to temporarily suspend our production services has been made with a heavy heart; however, in the face of such unprecedented times, our Senior Management Team are unanimous that it is absolutely the right thing to do at this time.
To this point, QTS will temporarily suspend it’s business and operational activities with effect from Friday 27th March, thus:
Last receipt of goods from suppliers – Wednesday 25th March
No products will be shipped after – Thursday 26th March
Temporarily suspend services – Friday 27th March
Forecasted return to business as usual – Tuesday 14th April (in line with Government advice)
We endeavor to return to business as usual at the earliest opportunity; however, we remain committed to only doing this when it is safe and responsible to do so, and in accordance with government advice.
Although our operations and services are temporarily suspended, key contact details such as telephone numbers & email addresses will be available on our website, as will the latest company announcements, status reports and scheduled re-opening times. Click Here: www.qts-ltd.co.uk
Further details can also be found on our social media channels, please follow to remain updated.
We thank you for understanding the difficult actions taken today and we urge you to take the greatest of care and stay safe in these unprecedented times.
storGUARD™ 2.0, so what’s all the fuss? Well, storGUARD™ marks a sign of intent, the wise and constructive spoken words of QTS Ltd customers which acted as the catalyst for its creation, a redesign that was voted by those who matter and now it’s here as a sign of everything that QTS Ltd stands for, a solution with you in mind and a key part of #QTS2020VISION, our company improvement strategy when
Casting our minds back 6 months and the business knew improvements were required to springboard storGUARD™ 2.0 into a dominant figure within the wire-mesh partitioning and secure cage market.
Our Research & Development (R&D) Team set upon a mission to improve the existing storGUARD™ range and following months of customer interaction and feedback, the objective was clear, it was to provide a high-quality product with industry standards in mind, simple in its handling and adaptable in its modular construction while improving installation times and maintaining its great value for money.
With the design objectives met, the improvements were exactly what QTS Ltd and its customers wanted.
storGUARD™ 2.0 was born and now it’s HERE!
QTS Partners with LOCINOX
What better way to enhance quality, than to partner with industry-leading companies. QTS Ltd can announce an exciting partnership with LOCINOX, who are a leading manufacturer of high-quality mechanical and electro-mechanical components.
This newfound partnership ensures QTS Ltd can deliver at the highest levels, offering multiple locks, hinge and gate closers options with 100% confidence, using the very best materials and providing that perfect solution for your needs.
Staple & Hasp 1AKQU3 Standard Lock LMKQV2 Code Lock LSKZU2 Sliding Lock Push Pad Lock
Powerful Legs of a Runner, Durable Feet of a Hiker
With quality in mind, the post and footplate redesign includes more material, increasing stability, durability and the all-round quality of storGUARD™ 2.0.
The post now boats a sturdy 60×60 profile with 20% added material and the footplate benefits from thicker material and a series of folds that add both strength and improved aesthetics.
Powder Coated Finish
All storGUARD™ 2.0 products are powder coated in our UK manufacturing facility, ensuring a consistent finish is applied.
Our Quality Assurance Team makes sure every product meets the highest standards before they are despatched. A standard Grey (RAL 7035) is applied to all posts and panels, while clips and hinges create contrast with a Black (RAL 9005) finish as standard. Other colours are available on request.
To improve both delivery costs and retrofit installations, the business decision was made to do away with the historically awkward panel sizes, such as 1473, 1173 & 673mm wide.
storGUARD™ 2.0 now offers industry-standard panel sizes, with full and half standard panels available for ease of ordering and installation.
Simple Modular Design
The simple modular design makes ordering nightmares a thing of the past. Simply pick your panel size, a mesh aperture from 2 standard options, select a door from single or double swing, and slide, choose your lock option from a great product range and finish it all with a roof… or not, it’s your choice, but it couldn’t be easier.
Single Tier Double Tier Partition with Three-Sided Cage Four-Sided Cage
Partition Partition Access Gate With Access Gate Access Gate
Standard mesh apertures are available in 25x25mm pattern and 50x50mm are on offer for increased security and the storage of aerosols, meaning our storGUARD™ 2.0 is fully compliant to RC19: Recommendations for the storage of Aerosol Products, with self-closing doors available and a range of suitable locks for when the cage is not in use.
25×25 Mesh 50×50 Mesh
Doors, Doors, Doors
The new storGUARD™ 2.0 now comes with a variety of door options to suit your needs, check out some of the standard doors you can choose from here:
Single Swing Door Double Swing Door Single Slide Door Double Slide Door
Simple Locking-Cassette System
The newly designed door also benefits from added material, increasing the previous 20x20mm frame to a whopping 25x50mm as standard, the door design also allows for easy lock selection.
Simply choose your door size and type, followed by your lock option and we’ll send them both right to your chosen location when they can be assembled in 2 minutes and if you require a lock upgrade or replacement in future, then simply call our team and we can send you a lock of your choice without ever having to change the door.
Cassette In Position Remove Fixings & Cassette Slide in Cassette Add Fixings
Reduced Installation Times
Easy Panel Clip System
You wanted reduced installation times and now you have them!!
Our easy panel clip system is proven to reduce installation times by 25%, saving both time and money, not to mention they look great.
In-Line Clip Four-Way Clip
Great Value for Money
Delivery Costs Halved
storGUARD™ 2.0 is better than ever before and the great thing is it doesn’t cost you a penny more on like for like standard products.
All that value for money and that’s not even the half of it, getting your storGUARD™ 2.0 wire-mesh partitions or secure cage system delivered to you is easy and now it costs half the price, as our redesign process means you only need half the space and half the cost.
Speak to a member of our team today by contacting us!