Executive Summary:

Pelipod, a BT company, approached Haughton Design to redesign their first-generation locker system. The lockers offer a final mile network solution for the delivery of spare parts. This allows for companies to operate more efficiently, by putting the right parts in the right place, at the right time. By doing so, companies spend less money on transport and, operate in a more environmentally friendly manner.

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Haughton Design utilised a modular and stackable architecture, making the lockers more durable in harsh environmental and operating conditions, while utilising recyclable material for the majority of the structure. HD were overcame identified issues with the first-generation design and by involving Pelipod’s chosen supplier throughout the design & development process, HD provided cost effective manufacturing solutions, optimised the assembly process and ensured the design was ready for volume manufacture. HD’s work resulted in a successful set of locker prototypes with added security. A great working relationship was formed and the lockers are in the process of being rolled out across the UK.

I think I speak for us all when I say the first build prototypes were impressive and went together better than most of us have experienced for a straight from drawing build. Big thanks to Mark and the HD team for designing – Pelipod, 2019

Haughton Design’s approach began by working with Pelipod to understand the most common and practical sizes required for the locker system.

From the early phases of the project, it was evident that aluminium extruded profiles and 2D cut to size panels would be the most efficient method of manufacturing and assembling the locker system. FEA and Simulation techniques were used to test concepts and ensure the lockers were robust enough to endure harsh environmental and operating conditions.

HD involved Pelipod’s chosen suppliers for the project from the early stages of the development process to ensure all elements of the design worked together and were prepared for volume manufacture. This resulted in a highly successful set of locker prototypes, ready to progress into later stages of development and industrialisation with cost effective and optimised manufacturing solutions. In addition, HD’s work gave the ability to provide lockers optimised for various space requirements. A successful set of locker prototypes with added security were provided and a great working relationship was formed. The lockers are in the process of being rolled out across the UK.

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