Obviously, the main function of a warehouse is to store things, and the best way to do that is with industrial shelving.
Having a bookshelf in your home is different from industrial shelving in a work environment, especially a warehouse.
Professional shelving is an integral part of a warehouse, the bones of the operation. It needs to be strong enough to handle heavy goods, safe for employees to work around, and accessible for day-to-day operations.
Here are five reasons you should be installing industrial shelving.
Industrial shelving isn’t one big thing you have to set up and hope it fits. These types of shelves are fully customizable, build to your specific instructions and needs.
Whether you need space for pallets or small drawers, industrial shelving can be clipped in virtually any direction with innumerable accessories to fit your unique needs.
Safe and durable
Industrial shelves are a heavy-duty, stable structures with a strong welded frame. They’re built to last and can take enormous weights compared to wooden shelves.
They’re strong enough to endure loading and unloading by forklifts and automated picking equipment, and can take a knock from accidental impacts.
All this, of course, is essential in a dangerous work environment.
A place for everything
Warehouses can sometimes contain thousands of different products, each product having hundreds of individual items, all different shapes and sizes.
Having all goods neatly stored away is not only aesthetically pleasing and more professional, but safer for employees and members of the public.
From a logistical point of view, if goods are easier found then productivity also increases. Using industrial shelving to make products more visible and accessible increases a business’ bottom line.
Specific item storage
There’s no limit to what type of goods and products a warehouse can store.
From spools of metal cable to nuts and bolts to carpets, each product is a different size and comes with different damage limits.
Industrial shelving can be fitted to whatever product you are storing, helping you keep your inventory safe and cutting down on unnecessary breakage.
Awkwardly shaped items or oversized loads all have their place.
Increases warehouse space
Building up instead of out is obviously the easiest way to save space, but you need the right equipment for the job.
Strategic shelving placement can help you get the most out of your warehouse floor space, allowing you to hold more stock and free up some room for another venture.
Call us for all your industrial shelving needs
Industrial shelving is one of the most important storage solutions used in most warehouses.
Efficient, easy to manage, and superbly sturdy, it offers warehouse managers a host of advantages that can increase their profitability in the long term.
Industrial shelving should be durable enough to withstand your day-to-day operations but versatile enough to grow with your business.
If used properly, the right shelving system creates extra space in every warehouse and helps avoid clutter.
It can easily be adjusted and removed, so re-arranging your warehouse or moving to a bigger space isn’t a problem.
If you want to maximise your vertical space and get the most out of your warehouse, then contact us today.
Our friendly and experienced team can answer any questions you might have about industrial shelving.
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