Be it in our homes, offices, businesses or warehouses, we are always looking for ways to maximize storage space. For businesses and especially in warehouses, increasing space allows for more goods to be stored thus increasing productivity and overall company profits. Especially for manufacturer’s, a space that appeals to them is one that is simple, safe and very efficient.
Up until a few years ago, manufacturer’s and warehouse owners used storage solutions that were impractical and at the same time expensive; all this in a bid to increase storage space. Fortunately, we now have the amazing pallet packing system that gives warehouse owners the rare opportunity of maximizing storage space without breaking the bank. These systems provide massive extra space to store your goods while only taking up very little of your floor space.
Pallet racking systems come in various types. The most common include: – cantilever racking, selective racking, push back racking, drive-in racking, pallet flow racking, and carton flow racking. Whichever type you choose to install depends on your storage density needs and budget.
Pallet racking systems have a couple of benefits as compared to traditional ways of warehouse storage options. In this article, we are going to talk about the reasons why you should invest in pallet racking.
Without further ado, let’s delve into specifics.
Saves on space
Pallet racking systems are your best ally in places where heavy stock capacity is required. As we stated earlier, its ability to save on warehouse space is its biggest advantage. Pallet racks do not take up much space since they mainly use up vertical space. This allows for more floor space and maximum storage capacity.
By allowing greater storage abilities for your goods, the business profits are bound to skyrocket. Additionally, you can easily bring down and move goods around by use of a forklift.
Ensures maximum safety
Safety in the workplace, for both employees and goods, is one of the top concerns for everyone. Installing pallet racks in your warehouse ensures maximum safety as they are made from materials that are of very high quality.
However, warehouse owners are urged to invest in the right pallet rack that can handle the capacity of their goods. Additionally, they should fix the systems permanently on the floor and train employees on all safety factors to be adhered to while working with pallet racks. This is to minimize accidents, injuries and other unprecedented mishaps that might happen at the warehouse.
They are the best alternative to shelving
Another huge advantage of the pallet racking system is that they have a minimal impact on the integrity of the warehouse structure. This also applies to instances where they are built into the warehouse; as part and parcel of the whole foundation.
Pallet racks are light and have fewer components as compared to the traditional warehouse storage solutions like archive shelving. This is what also makes it a cheaper option to the full-shelved storage system.
They can also be built higher than normal shelving systems and they offer better visibility of your goods.