Before choosing or replacing the racking systems in your warehouse, there are a number of considerations you should make to ensure you make the right choice suitable for your storage requirements. Use our guide to understand exactly what you need.
What Will You Be Storing?
Depending on what you plan to store can alter the type of racking you will require:
The most common type of racking, pallet racking is used in warehouses that require a lot of storage room. This can be used for the storage of items ready to be dispatched and to store equipment. As the pallets are so big, you will need to take into account the room needed for a forklift to fit between each pallet rack.
This warehouse storage solution is very versatile and can be used to store a large variety of items. Often used by builders merchants and wholesales, cantilever racking is perfect to store long items such as sheet metal and steel tubes and pipes.
Often smaller larger racking systems, tyre racking is used by garages across the UK to store tyres as efficiently as possible. This type of racking is straightforward to put together and does not require the use of a forklift to access the tyres.
Budget Your Project
Before going ahead with the purchase of the racking system for your warehouse, it is a good idea to set out a budget remembering to include factors such as the design and installation of the racking. You will need to make sure that you allow for quality racking. This will ensure its longevity.
How Much Room Do You Have?
Once you have your budget, review how much room you have for your storage to make sure that you purchase the right amount of racking. Utilising your space as much as possible is integral to an efficient warehouse. As well as utilising floor space, ensure that you make the most of your height space too.
At 3JC, we offer a range of industrial racking systems to suit your needs. As one of the largest suppliers of used pallet racking in the UK, we also have a vast range available to suit any budget. Take a look through our full range and if you have any questions, our friendly team will be more than happy to help.