We know storage can be a challenge. We also know how important it is for a business to run efficiently. At Global Industrial, we provide a range of business storage solutions, because well thought-out organisation helps make a great organisation.
Best storage solutions for manufacturing, wholesale and distribution.
Warehouses require storage solutions that allow bulk goods to be easily organised and accessed, as well as vertically stacked to optimise space.
As the name suggests, Pallet Racking is a bulk storage aid designed to store materials on pallets. The units store goods in horizontal rows with multiple levels, providing ample vertical storage. Pallets are conveniently accessible at all times (unlike drive-in racking), so it’s convenient for distribution storage or warehouses that have a large variety of stock. Warehouses commonly use Selective Pallet Racking systems, which come in one of two configurations: Structural, which hold beams in place with bolts and consequently can hold a lot of weight; and Roll-formed, which come in Multiple configurations and are easily adjustable so you can customise the height depending on the product’s size.
If the warehouse stores long and awkwardly shaped goods that can’t be stored on pallets, like raw timber, Cantilever Racking is the ideal solution. Again, the racks provide vertical storage to optimise space and allow for easy access. It’s is a go-to for businesses which wholesale materials for building and construction.
Drive-in Racking is a high-density storage solution designed for companies who have a high volume of the same product, like wholesale warehouses that have a high turnover, or food and beverage facilities. The racks are designed to allow forklifts to drive into the bays and, because the pallets are pushed to the back to allow more at the front, the system uses what is called a first in-last out principle, meaning the first pallet goes to the back and is, therefore, the last one to be retrieved.
Best storage solutions for retail
Similar to warehouse storage, retail requires organised and compact storage solutions—but on a reduced scale. Shelving is consequently the most popular solution for retailers who have select stock. This style of storage can also be useful for smaller items in pick-pack centres, for example, in the storage of electrical components.
For retailers who have a large amount of stock that varies in size and quantities, Longspan shelving is an affordable and practical solution. The simple design – which is just a series of long shelves – creates a versatile space that accommodates almost any product.
Gondola Shelving is great for smaller products that need to be easily accessible by hand. The fixtures are freestanding and highly customisable which makes the storage solution a go-to for grocery stores, supermarkets, chemists, hardware and discount stores.
Rolled Upright (RUT) Shelving
Retailers who have small volumes but a wide variety of products use RUT shelving. The compartmentalised bays make it easy to file and categorise products, fitting for libraries or a retailer who requires an organised storage system.
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Global Industries have provided storage solutions for companies—from the manufacturing warehouse to front-end retail—around Australia, so if you’d like us to help you customise your company’s storage to create a more efficient operation, give us a call.