Wisynco has risen from the ashes with the opening of the Sam Mahfood Distribution Centre on September 15. This comes only 16 months after their original Lakes Pen warehouse and distribution centre was ravaged by a fire. At the time many employees were worried about their jobs but Wisynco managed to retain all facility workers and remains committed to its mission, team members, and customers.
The new warehouse, which is dedicated to the father of CEO Andrew Mahfood and one of Wisynco’s founders, the late Sam Mahfood, is approximately 360,000 square feet – 100,000 square feet larger than the previous facility. The size of the Sam Mahfood Distribution Centre, isn’t the only thing that has been upgraded: the new facility features fire prevention technology to readily prevent a blaze from escalating.
When asked, Andrew Mahfood described the new features as a way to prevent disasters from impacting their productivity.
“We have implemented an Early Suppression Fast Response fire system that will have a quicker response in the event such a disaster were to ever happen again,” said Mahfood. “We want to secure our distribution centre, while also ensuring that our team members are protected.”
The system has 4500 sprinklers, supported by a 2500 gallons per minute (GPM) fire pump and a 275,000-gallon water tank.
Outside of the precautionary system, there have also been changes to improve productivity. This includes the implementation of an automated inventory and order picking system, more efficient layout with flexible workstations, a 100% increase in loading docks, a 20% increase in illumination with state of the art LED high-bay lights that will place a 30% reduction in energy consumption from CESCO Limited Jamaica.
LED lights aren’t becoming common in just warehouses in Jamaica. Any space or facility that has high ceilings and requires illumination of 15 feet or more can benefit from LED lights from CESCO Limited Jamaica. Arenas, loading docks and other industrial spaces are all starting to be illuminated by LED lights.
Here’s a closer look at what makes LED lights a better option that others on the local market.
ENERGY SAVINGS OF HIGH BAY LED LIGHTING
With the high cost of electricity in Jamaica energy efficiency is often the number one factor for business and companies when they are looking at replacing their lighting, and energy savings is the biggest advantage that high bay LED lighting has over other types of lighting.
LED lights use less power than other lighting styles – significantly less. It isn’t uncommon for facilities to see a drastic reduction in their energy costs, sometimes as much as 80 percent. Even more can be saved if LED lights are paired with smart sensors.
LIFESPAN AND TEMPERATURE OF HIGH BAY LED LIGHTING
High bay LED lights last, on average, ten times longer than other lighting options, including CFL and fluorescent lights. They also emit virtually no heat. In addition to having safety advantages, less heat generated means less cooling costs for a facility.
DURABILITY OF HIGH BAY LED LIGHTING
Not only are high bay LED lights long lasting, they are also incredibly durable. LED lights are close to damage-proof and require very little maintenance over their lifespan.
LIGHT UNIFORMITY AND SIGHT ADVANTAGES OF HIGH BAY LED LIGHTING
LED lights never have the flickering or gradual warm-up that you see in CFL or fluorescent lights. No matter how many times a LED light is turned on, there won’t be any flickering or light level variations.
High bay LED lights also distribute light more evenly than other lighting options. Many notice an increase in light uniformity with LED lights, less light distortion and minimal static buildup.
Contact CESCO Limited today for more info on our LED high-bay lights.