Own Warehousing Service
Packers and Transporters
Noah Packers A customised storage building—a warehouse—enables a business to stockpile goods, eg, to build up a full load prior to transport, or hold unloaded goods before further distribution, or store goods like wine and cheese that require maturation. As a place for storage, the warehouse has to be secure, convenient, and as spacious as possible, according to the owner’s resources, the site and contemporary building technology.Before mechanised technology developed, warehouse functions relied on human labour, using mechanical lifting aids like pulley systems.
- Display of goods for sale
- Overseas warehouses
- Packing warehouses
- Railway warehouses
- Canal warehouses
These catered for the overseas trade.They became the meeting places for overseas wholesale buyers where printed and plain could be discussed and ordered. Trade in cloth in Manchester was conducted by many nationalities.
The main purpose of packing warehouses was the picking, checking, labelling and packing of goods for export. The packing warehouses: Asia House, India House and Velvet House along Whitworth Street in Manchester were some of the tallest buildings of their time.
Warehouses were built close to the major stations in railway hubs. The first railway warehouse to be built was opposite the passenger platform at the terminus of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.