Sistema Building

Mesh Barrier and Chainlink Fencing

Global plastics giant, Sistema, recently built a 200,000 square foot global manufacturing and distribution centre in Mangere, Auckland - effectively keeping its operations here in New Zealand.


In one sector of the warehouse, world-leaders in shelving and storage systems Dexion has built a $16m bespoke floor to ceiling racking solution for Sistema across 5 large bays. Between bays are floor-to-ceiling picking cranes that move at 4m per second to keep up with global demand for the product. With automated heavy machinery moving at such pace, ensuring the Sistema team is not in the wrong place at the wrong time, and collected by a crane with tragic consequences, is paramount.

Dexion called on Hampden to help secure its installation. Hampden used 436m of 2.3m high welded mesh panels large panels fitted to the back of the racking to create a barrier between the crane aisles. Hampden also installed 218m of 2.1m high Pipe & Mesh Chainlink fencing (with top rail) around the entire perimeter of the storage bay, which ensures staff cannot accidentally enter from the sides. This means only authorised staff can enter through secure entry at each end, which disables the crane in that bay.