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New admin apprentice at Bristol Storage This Month it’s the turn of Josie Angel, our Accounts and Admin Apprentice. Josie joined the team in December 2017, having left college and starting her working career with Bristol Storage Equipment. You may have already spoken to Josie on the phone but if not, be sure to say hello.

What is your Role at Bristol Storage Equipment?

Accounts and Administration apprentice 

What is your favourite shelving system and why?

Medium duty rivet racking because it provides a more cost effective solution for storing long or bulky items

If you could have unlimited storage of one thing, what would it be?

Fast food

What would be the title of your autobiography?

Inside of an angel’s life

If you could be in the movie of your choice, what movie would you choose and what character would you play?

Fat Amy from Pitch Perfect

What is top of the list when it comes to the weekend?

Ordering a takeaway

If you could host a talk show, who would be your first guest?


What would be your ultimate holiday destination?


If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?

Noodles with extra salt and pepper chicken

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?

Move to Australia

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There is exciting news for Dexion, In January Gonvarri Steel Services completed the acquisition of Constructor Group A/S who were the owners of Dexion for over 10 years.

The group's name has changed to Gonvarri Material Handling (GMH). GMH will continue to trade under the well-established Dexion, Kasten, PSS and Constructor brands across Europe and worldwide.

What Does This Mean for Dexion?

With its head office in Madrid and 36 factories worldwide in 17 countries, the new ownership will strengthen the group as a leading provider of storage and material and storage handling solutions. Providing Expertise and resources needed for development and growth for the group.  

Gonvarri is a strategic leader in the industry of steel transformation, generated revenues of almost €3 billion in 2017. And according to Frank Pohl, CEO of GMH and Managing Director of Dexion GmbH, it is the perfect partner.

"I am convinced that Gonvarri, with its many years of experience in production and steel competence as well as its worldwide presence is the ideal new owner. I am looking forward to working with Gonvarri to better serve our customers and further develop our good position in the market."

About Gonvarri Material Handling

  • Gonvarri Material Handling comprises of the Constructor, Kasten, PSS and Dexion brands and is one of Europe’s leading engineering and manufacturers of storage solutions.
  • The Gonvarri Material Handling group has a strong and rich history with centuries of combined knowledge, allowing customers access to a global network of storage expertise and experience.
  • With coverage across much of the globe, the group has helped some of the worlds’ leading brands and pioneering SME’s.
  • It aims to support customers and partners with storage planning, installation and ongoing service and support.
  • For further information visit
  • Watch the video below to find out more about Gonvarri and their strong company ethos.

 A Commitment To Quality

At Bristol Storage, we want to reassure our customers that we'll still be providing the same excellent levels of service and that this acquisition will have no impact on the quality of Dexion products. If you have any questions, please get in touch - you can also view the full press release from Dexion here.

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This Month we are Introducing Dave, Project Manager here at Bristol Storage Equipment. Dave  joined the Team in January and he’s been a vital part of it ever since, Dave  isa Health and Safety Expert and has lots of Experience working as a projects manages so we have no doubt that he is the Perfect Fit for our Team. Welcome on board Dave.    

What is your Role at Bristol Storage Equipment?

Project Manager.

What is your favourite shelving system and why?

Dexion P90 because of the quality and household name.

If you could have unlimited storage of one thing, what would it be?

Red wine, what could be better?

What would be the title of your autobiography?

The hard way to the top.

If you could be in the movie of your choice, what movie would you choose and what character would you play?

Maverick in Top Gun.

What is top of the list when it comes to the weekend?

Socialising with friends or family.

If you could host a talk show, who would be your first guest?

Micky Flanagan, he’s a funny guy.

What would be your ultimate holiday destination?

QE2 World Cruise.

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?

Venison red wine casserole.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?

Take my whole family on holiday to consider what to do with the rest of the winnings.

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New marketing and customer relations manager at bristol storage As promised we are telling you a bit more about our Staff here at Bristol storage. This Month we would like to introduce Molly, Our Marketing and Customer Relations Manager. Molly started with the company just after Christmas, she comes from an automotive background so racking is a new thing for her!

Molly will be looking after the marketing here at Bristol Storage and already has a busy plan for the year, she will also be in charge of our customer service, making follow up calls and gathering customer feedback. We wanted to get to know a little more about Molly so we asked her a few questions……

1. What is your Role at Bristol Storage Equipment?

Marketing and customer relations manager, I like to think I’m creative and kind. I also love to chat, as you can see from my answers….

2. What is your favourite shelving system and why?

Dexion P90, it’s the only one I know… Shhhhh (I’ve not been here long guys)

3. If you could have unlimited storage of one thing, what would it be?

Soooo Many things, I would like to say horses but I feel an unlimited amount would be a lot of hard work. I’ll have to go with clothes, handbags, and shoes, the 3 wardrobes I have already is definitely not enough!

4. What would be the title of your autobiography?

In my own world (that’s where I am most of the time), I think most of my friends and family would like to know what goes on there!!

5. If you could be in the movie of your choice, what movie would you choose and what character would you play?

Anne Hathaway in The Devil Where’s Prada, she always looks so chic and she get the job 1,000,000 girls would die for… Who wouldn’t want to work at Runway (It’s a fashion magazine for those who haven’t watched)

6. What is top of the list when it comes to the weekend?

Seeing my family definitely, and eating yummy food, that’s my favourite hobby.

7. If you could host a talk show, who would be your first guest?

The Queen, I’d love to know what she’s really like.

8. What would be your ultimate holiday destination?

A Safari, I’ve always wanted to stay at Giraffe Manor in Kenya.

9. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?

It would have to be 3 courses, for starters: baked camembert with fresh bread to dip in Main: Rack of Lamb, with dauphinoise potatoes, and green beans and for Desert: The White chocolate and limoncello profiteroles they do in this Italian restaurant in bath…. I like food if you hadn’t guessed guys.

10. If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?

Book first class flights to Giraffe Manor for all my family, I’d also like to stop off in New York for a shopping spree.

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Bristol Storage has been operational for over 40 years now. Throughout that time we’ve taken on almost every job imaginable, from annual SEMA approved racking inspections for warehouses, right the way through to installing racking systems for retail giants Amazon.

So, why Bristol Storage? Find out more about why people choose us, and our company guarantee that gives our customers the confidence that they are getting the best possible service every time.

 “Bristol Storage Equipment Limited guarantees all of our fully installed Dexion products for 20 years. This guarantee includes the quality of the labour and the Dexion product itself.”

We Have Vast Experience and Knowledge

We work to ‘maximise space to maximise profit’ in our clients’ locations, be that an industrial production line or a small distribution and fulfilment centre. It’s our experience and knowledge that allows us to put forward the best solution based on our customer’s needs, timeframes and budgets.

What’s more, we love sharing that knowledge with customers and are constantly updating our blog with useful information for our readers, along with various case studies showcasing the different kinds of work we do for clients.

We Meet Your Objectives Everytime

It’s also our experience and knowledge, along with our vast range of products and ability to think outside the box that allows us to meet our customer’s objectives every time. Our key products include:

Pallet racking  - We are one of UK’s leading pallet racking suppliers, providing all types of pallet including: adjustable pallet racking, mobile racking, drive in pallet racking, live storage racking and narrow aisle pallet racking.

Additionally, we are proud to be a member of the Dexion distributor network – allowing us to supply and maintain Dexion racking as well as provide expert advice and technical support. 

Mezzanine Flooring We have a range of mezzanine flooring available to be built to your custom requirements to maximise your existing warehouse, office or industrial space.   

Shelving We have shelving solutions suitable for any application in domestic, commercial and industrial warehouse environments to help keep stock organised. 


LED LightingTraditional high bay warehouse lighting is inefficient and prone to failure. Our LED lighting solutions will help save you money and go green in the warehouse, with occupancy detection and zonal controls available.


“After listening to our initial requirements, Bristol Storage Equipment recommended a vertical racking system fitted with adjustable beams to support the timber.”

“The job was done professionally and efficiently – BSE kept us informed on what they were doing throughout the installation and we were very impressed with how well it was managed from speedy initial quotation to final installation.”

Ben Bagnall - Robbins Timber – Read the full case study

We Have a Comprehensive Quotation Service

Before commencing work, we provide our customers with a clear, itemised quote detailing all work that is being undertaken including products used. Whilst you may find cheaper quotes elsewhere initially, there’s no nasty surprises or hidden extras when working with Bristol Storage.

Our After Sales Service Speaks For Itself

It’s not just about installing the racking and leaving, we create great relationships with our clients by ensuring that we’re there in the future to give ongoing advice and support. As your business grows, we guarantee that we will be able to supply a wide range of products that will be compatible with previous products installed by us, allowing you to reap maximum return on your initial investment.

What’s more, as part of our commitment to our customers, we guarantee that any spare parts you may need will be available from us for the lifetime of the product.

We Give You Peace of Mind

We’re accredited, industry approved and the results speak for themselves; becoming a trusted installer of storage equipment in the South West and beyond. It’s these accreditations that give our customers total peace of mind in regards to your insurance and health and safety obligations.

We Guarantee The Best Sales Experience

Everything we do for customers is designed to make their lives easier, that’s why we guarantee the best sales experience start to finish, from the friendly voice on the phone that takes your enquiry, to our expert aftercare service and advice.  

Talk To The Experts

We’re proud to be in the position we are today, and look forward to expanding even further with our clients in the New Year. Why not put us to the test? Whether it’s racking or other warehouse storage solutions we can help you.

Give one of our team a call on 0117 955 5211 or fill out a contact form and we’ll get back to you.

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SEMA Distributor Accreditation It’s been a busy few weeks for the team at Bristol Storage, with our most recent SEMA Audit taking place earlier in the month. It’s not easy to get SEMA accreditation or retain it, and we were put through a rigorous investigation of our whole process to ensure every aspect of our operation was up to standard.

We are over the moon to report we scored 94%, giving us highly commended status and putting us in the top bracket of SEMA distributors in the UK.

Find out more about the SEMA accreditation, the rigorous audit we are put through to retain our status and what it means for our customers. 

About The Sema Distributor Company (SDC) Qualification 

The SDC qualification indicates that a company has shown a high level of commitment to safety standards, works within industry codes of practice and has been regulated with a regular, random audit. There are currently 31 recognised SEMA Distributor Companies operating in the UK, find out more about the initiative and the standards accredited members must adhere to in the video below:

What’s Involved In The SEMA Audit?

Companies will need to have been operating for at least 2 years and hold a distributorship from a recognised manufacturer of storage equipment before being able to apply for their first audit.

After being accredited, companies wishing to retain their qualification will be subject to a regular, random inspection – this inspection consists of an independent on-site assessment undertaken by QCS International. The assessment is split into two core areas:

Administration and Document Control – This side of the audit ensures that any policies, record-keeping and legal compliance documents are all up to standard.

Process Control – In this section of the audit, the auditors will look at aspects of the company’s process including project management control procedures, the way work instructions are issued, the quality of RAMs, the capture and verification of the customers’ specific requirements and the technical design that underwrites storage installation.

Following the inspection, the audits are scored and awarded as follows:

  • 90% - 100% - Companies falling in this bracket will achieve highly commended status as we did.
  • 60% - 90% - Companies that achieve a score of 60% in the audit will meet the required standard to continue operating as a SEMA distributor company. 
  • 50% - 59% - Companies that score between 50 and 59 percent will need to formulate an improvement plan for reassessment – they will need to score 60% to be accepted again.
  • Less than 50% - Companies that score under 50% will be declined membership and will need to re-apply for evaluation once issues are addressed.

What It Means For Our Customers

Being a SEMA approved distributor company allows our customers to work with us in the knowledge that we are adhering to the high standards set out by the organisation, and that our products and services have been professionally and independently audit to ensure they are also up to standard.

“Retaining our SEMA accreditation gives our clients peace of mind when we are undertaking work for them. Whilst we have always operated to the highest standards possible, retaining this accreditation is our ‘seal of approval’ for all past, present and future clients.”

Dennis Ives – Managing Director

Benefit From Our SEMA Seal Of Approval

We are delighted with our score from our most recent SEMA audit and hope to perform even better when our next random audit is undertaken.

As part of our commitment to providing the best possible service to our customers, in addition to being SEMA accredited distributor, we are safecontractor approved, CHAS accredited and carry certification to undertake SEMA approved racking inspections across the UK.

If you require any more information about our recent SEMA audit, SEMA racking inspections or any of the other services or products we offer, just give us a call 0117 955 5211 or fill out a contact form and we will get back to you.


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New Team Members Join Bristol Storage

New team members, Megan and Louise, at the Bristol Storage officeActivity at Bristol Storage is fairly full on. In fact, the business is continuing to grow from strength to strength.

As a result it was therefore time for us to welcome two new members to our already existing team.

We would therefore like to introduce you to our two new recruits at Bristol Storage Equipment; so say 'Hello' to Louise and Megan. They have both been with us for just over a month now, so some of you may have already dealth with the girls. Both have settled in fantastically and we are assured that they are eagerly awaiting your next enquiry.

Meet Louise

Louise Boyce has joined us as a Contracts Manager where she is working closely with our customers and managing all the details of our jobs in order to ensure that we deliver an excellent service.

Louise has worked in Supply Chain and Customer Service roles for a number of companies in the manufacturing and construction sectors including Kerry Ingredients, Continental Tyres and David Wilson Homes.

Outside of work Louise likes to spend time indulging in her love of textile design, family, friends, and the occasional glass of wine.

Say Hi to Megan


Megan has been with the team here at Bristol Storage Equipment since February having moved to Bristol from Nottingham. As Sales Administrator, Megan Parker, has plenty of experience behind here having worked in order processing and customer care in previous job roles.

In her spare time Megan enjoys baking. In fact, we’ve had to ask her to restrict the amount of cake she brings into the office; our waistlines are suffering already! When she’s not creating great recipes you’ll find her either shopping or searching for another travelling adventure.

More Information and Advice

As we continue to grow, who knows, we may be introducing you to more new team members throughout the year. But for now we are very happy to welcome both Megan and Louise on board.

If you’re looking for pallet racking, mezzanines, and a range of warehouse accessories take a look at the Bristol Storage Website or give us a call on 0117 955 5211.

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