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Partition supplier Westgate launches practical social distancing solutions for warehouses

Partitioning solutions supplier Westgate has developed new solutions for warehouses in a bid to support them in getting back to work and help with government guidelines for social distancing.

One of the Stafford based businesses popular products is Hoardfast®, a modular PVC partitioning solution, which was recently supplied to several Nightingale hospitals as well as key hospitals and trusts across the UK and Ireland.

Hoardfast, which has a modular design is hygienic and quick to install, something that is imperative in getting warehouses transformed quickly to enable workers to return to work whilst adhering to safe working.

The new solutions can be used free-standing without any floor fixing required and will enable warehouses to rapidly segregate processing areas/lines, partition corridors, stairwells and entrances as well as create new employee welfare spaces or segregate existing ones e.g canteens.

John Gates, a partner at Westgate, said: “Having recently consulted with a number of 3PL and FMCG warehouse customers we have developed a range of practical solutions that will enable warehouses to increase capacity whilst adhering to government guidelines and advice.”  

As per recent government guidelines, workers must always remain at least 2 metres apart and where possible be isolated in teams. Hoardfast modular screening can be configured as required to help implement this advice and maintain employee safety.


Westgate, a family-run business, was launched in 1977 by Derrick Gates whose sons John, Gerrard and Edward Gates are now partners at the company.

The company – which boasts a workforce of more than 60 staff – specialises in the supply of temporary industrial partitions and construction and fit-out hoarding screens for customers across the UK and Europe.

It works with large brands across a range of manufacturing industries including automotive and aerospace, pharmaceutical, food and beverage as well as warehousing and logistics.

The firm also services the construction and fit out sectors for healthcare, airport, retail, education and leisure, which is where its Hoardfast product is predominantly used.

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