Posted at 24-Nov-2020

Store away your efficiency and time savings with a Tool Control system

Paul Skade
By Jon Whitehouse
Director, Industrial MRO and Safety

Having started in the Electrical industry in 1995 my early career developed holding a variety of roles from technical support through to business development with...

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Achieving efficiency and time savings is a very basic principle for most companies. But not all savings are particularly obvious. You might say it’s all in the finer details. And an area that you may not have considered previously is tool control.


Tool control systems, such as those manufactured by Bott, boast multiple advantages over conventional toolboxes and tool stations. Not only do they make your workplace look professional, but by giving your tools specific individual spaces, the higher level of organisation provides users with easy identification, leading to increased time and efficiency savings.

Built To Last

Designed specifically for effective tool control, Bott have been manufacturing a diverse range of storage solutions, encompassing cupboards, cabinets, drawers and workbenches with a ‘Built To Last’ philosophy.


Within the two distinct modular systems – Cubio and Verso – Bott offer a range of sizes, colours and configurations, with versatility at the core of each design, which can be specifically tailored to suit any working environment.

The Bott Cubio range is an advanced, professional storage system, specifically designed for the most demanding environments. Benefits of Bott’s systems include:

  • Ergonomic, professional and modular design
  • High load capacity
  • Complete integration for advance storage options
  • Comprehensive selection of accessories available
  • Easy tool identification
  • Increased productivity and tool protection
  • Extended product lifecycle – 10-year guarantee

Creating a workspace from scratch

A leading global healthcare company that develops, manufacturers and distributes over-the-counter pharmaceutical products wanted to install a safe storage system for their pharmaceutical compression tools but required heavy-duty cabinets that would hold up to 200kg per drawer and maximise the limited available space.


In such a specialised and sensitive environment, safe storage is particularly important. Maintaining organisation and cleanliness is essential and a Bott storage systems exactly fitted the bill.

The company were already familiar with Bott cabinets, understanding their benefits and quality after seeing the Cubio system in use at another facility. The aim was simple, replicate these advantages in their own tooling area.

A choice based on versatility

Visiting the site to fully understand the application and measure the area, options were discussed, and the manufacturing process explained in detail. The customer was truly impressed by the versatility and durability of Bott’s innovative systems.

3D drawings were produced to display to the customer how the finished room would look, provided alongside planned drawings and the specified dimensions. Optimising the storage for their standard trays was vital, and by pre-designing how many trays would fit into each drawer wasted space was eliminated and safe, secure storage was created throughout.

In addition, the company requested that forklift bases were fitted to enable the complete cabinets to be moved as and when required. No problem for Bott, as they simply included a coverplate to finish the design adding to the complexity and versatility of the final system.

Finally, Bott incorporated additional storage onto the walls, complete with lockable cupboards from the modular Cubio range. This final step has provided the customer with the capability to integrate all cupboards, cabinets and benches to create a convenient, bespoke layout.


The project was completed, delivered and in operation within three weeks, delivering further time savings directly to the customer, with an added bonus of complete UK manufacturing and a 10-year guarantee. The customer commented: “We chose bott as we had seen their products in use in a similar environment and were aware of the quality of the brand. The project manager was able to assess our workspace to understand our requirements before customising a solution to suit us. Our new area looks professional and is efficient and secure.”

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