In Pictures: Inside the Zildjian Vault

18th Apr 2012 | 14:00

In Pictures: Inside the Zildjian Vault
In Pictures: Inside Zildjian's Vault
Sneak peek inside the cymbal giant's UK lair

Zildjian has opened the doors to its distribution facility to give Rhythm an insight into our Zildjian cymbals are stored and picked, and now we’re sharing it all with you.

In Pictures: Inside the Zildjian Vault
In Pictures: Inside Zildjian's Vault
Sneak peek inside the cymbal giant's UK lair

Cymbals are stored in restricted access temperature and humidity controlled vault.

Warehouse Manager Adrian Webb tells us: “There are only four people in our distribution facility who have access and are trained to handle Zildjian products.”

In Pictures: Inside the Zildjian Vault
In Pictures: Inside Zildjian's Vault
Sneak peek inside the cymbal giant's UK lair

Adrian Webb continues: “The process here begins with the arrival of the cymbals into the UK where each cymbal is removed from any packaging, checked visually for visual defects and tarnishing.

“Once evaluated the cymbal is then moved into the Zildjian vault, a secure and ’clean’ environmentally constant storage room where the humidity and temperature are controlled.”

In Pictures: Inside the Zildjian Vault
In Pictures: Inside Zildjian's Vault
Sneak peek inside the cymbal giant's UK lair

“All manual contact is minimal, handled only with cotton gloves when the product is moved to and from the Zildjian Vault on delivery or dispatch,” Adrian Webb adds.

“Once ordered, each cymbal is picked from location, re packaged and transported directly to the dealer the very next day.”

In Pictures: Inside the Zildjian Vault
In Pictures: Inside Zildjian's Vault
Sneak peek inside the cymbal giant's UK lair

Scott Mckenzie - IT and Operations Manager, adds: “The stock management software that keeps track of what cymbals are stored where had to be created specifically for Zildjian products.

“We try to ensure that each cymbal is stored as for as little time as possible, first in first out and when you can’t label or barcode the products it can be problematic. We have created the ideal storage environment and reduced manual intervention to a minimum.

“Simply put, we treat every cymbal as an individual as soon as it enters the building, allocated to a unique location in the vault until dispatch. This goes for every cymbal in every range.

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