• Leicester Tigers

    BITO lets the cat out of the kit bag with Kit Logistics Storage Solution

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Our Customer

Leicester Tigers is an English professional rugby union club based in Leicester, England. They play in Premiership Rugby, England's top division of rugby. The club was founded in 1880 and since 1892 plays its home matches at Welford Road Stadium in the south of the city.

Customer Requirements

    • Standardise units loads to reduce manual handling of adhoc loads which were unstable, difficult to lift and store
    • Resolve match day logisitcs issues
    • Make more efficient use of Match Day transport for storage
    • Provide a more dynamic storage and picking system for their kits and equipment
    • Increase security and traceability for the medical department

The BITO Solution

    • MB Storage & Handling containers 600 x 400 mm footprints and larger 800 x 600 mm with security lids
    • MB Tranport Dollies for 600 x 400mm & 800 x 600mm footprints
    • BITO Boltless Shelving to house the containers

Storage facility features

    • The containers were supplied with three different coloured lids using the Tigers’ team colours: a green and red lid means the container houses players’ kit; plain red designates medical items while green-only lids house conditioning equipment
    • All containers are also clearly labels and are always on show
    • The Transport Dollies are wheeled with a stack of MB containers up to eight high which is the equivalent of 10 kit bags on a single trip
    • The containers are lockable with either temporary clips or padlocks
    • At the training ground, BITO installed shelving to house the containers

Customer benefits

    • This system makes it very easy for the kit, medical and conditioning teams to each quickly find their own equipment when it is being offloaded at the match ground
    • The stacking capability of the containers maximise the capacity on the van and ensure everything is more secure, tidier and much easier to load
    • The dollies and stacking containers provide ease of access to grounds on matchdays and reduce the number trips to the van
    • The Shelving solution has transformed the way the kit is stored, making access and put away much simpler while saving space that can be put to use for other purposes
    • Security is vital in professional sport, not only to avoid valuable kit going missing when it is needed most, but also for traceability for performance enhancement substances
    • The security allows the team to safeguard what is dispensed, thus ensuring that supplements or drinks are not tampered with

Customer Statement

“We are so delighted with what Edward and BITO have done for us, and all our departments love having BITO containers and shelving. It has definitely transformed the way Leicester Tigers do things and is the future for kit managers everywhere, in any sport.”

Clive Galloway,
Kit Manager Leicester Tigers Rugby Club

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