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HEAVY-DUTY INDUSTRIAL SHELVING: 5 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR STORAGE

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Heavy-duty industrial shelving is an integral part of warehouse infrastructure. Although it comes in different forms, each design choice fundamentally depends on your space, the products you want to store, and your budget considerations.

Regardless of the type of products you need to store, there is something for everyone. However, you still have to figure out if you need heavy duty shelving and which build is most suitable for you. Here are several beneficial ways in which heavy-duty industrial shelving can help improve storage solutions in your warehouse.

5 WAYS TO USE HEAVY-DUTY INDUSTRIAL SHELVING

1. Customizable heavy-duty industrial shelving

Heavy-duty industrial shelving does not come as a one size fits all. This is what makes customization such an important factor when considering storage solutions. Industrial shelving can be tailored to fit the height of your warehouse and your product needs. Moreover, the layouts can also be tailored to maximize security and to protect fragile goods that may require special attention. 

2. Versatile

With heavy-duty industrial shelving, you have the option of picking the material you may want, based on your needs, budget, and products. Options include metal, wood, and wire decking.

While wood shelving may be cheaper and more aesthetically pleasing, it gives out over time and will require you to replace it periodically. Metal shelving, on the other hand, will withstand humidity, water, and roughness. What’s more, such structures can also offer a reprieve from fire concerns.

Similarly, wire decking is also another alternative that can withstand humidity, water, and roughness. It’s especially suitable for bulkier items that will not be affected by the holes.

3. Space Effective

Heavy-duty industrial shelving is excellent for saving space. Certain builds can allow you and your team to make use of vertical space for storage instead of the floor space. In the absence of vertical storage, you would need much more floor space to ensure all your products fit.

Additionally, heavy duty industrial shelving creates room for you to organize and store products vertically, and take them down with ease when there’s need. This solution not only saves storage space but also a lot of money as well.

4. Accessible

Heavy-duty industrial shelving design grants access to stored goods from either side of the shelves and from both ends. This model is essential for companies seeking to improve the productivity of employees by reducing time wasted retrieving products from storage.

Subsequently, the shelving allows for better use of forklifts and the performance of critical warehouse operations like dispatch, transfer, and secure storage. Equally, the fixtures make great use of space resulting in better organization.

5. Durable

The large scale storage of products with varying weights necessitates the weight capacity and sturdiness of heavy-duty industrial shelving. Because the shelving infrastructure can open up space, it optimizes the use of all available space. Two-tier shelves, for example, can go up to the ceiling, thus maximizing storage capacity. With the superior design and build, these shelves are a safe business investment that is sure to last for a relatively long time.

Bottom Line

Ultimately, the remarkable quality and multifunctions of heavy-duty industrial shelving are quality assets to warehousing and any other storage business. All you need is to identify the specific storage solution that will work best for your space.

Need more information or assistance in selecting the right storage solutions for your organization’s needs? Contact us for a free design consultation today.

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