When buying a new warehouse, or rearranging your current one, it can be quite a daunting prospect to face what is, in essence, a blank canvas. Whilst there are simple layouts that can often come to mind, they won't necessarily make the most of what your space has to offer.
When dealing with this situation it helps to utilise expert opinions and assistance, such as those from Warehouse Systems. This then helps you to make the right decisions when it comes to both the layout, and the actual choice of industrial racking and storage. These two factors make up the core of any warehouse, so it’s important to make the best choice.
The difference between an experienced company such as this, and a generic company that provides pre-built shelving solutions, is that the former understands the needs of a specific company. A warehouse is designed to stock, store and move goods as they are needed. Depending on this service, and the actual stock itself, the needs of the warehouse vary.
For instance, if you're looking for excessive long term storage, investing in long-span shelving and cantilever racking gives you plenty of storage options. These can stock vast weights, including in a vertical fashion.
Of course, if you're worried about access, especially at the higher levels, then you need a company that has solutions to this problem as well. Gangways and mezzanines can be installed between these racks, allowing for full access to every available space whilst disturbing the rest of the warehouse as little as possible. Having a company that can provide both of these, designing each one to work structurally and spatially with the other, is a distinct advantage.
Part of this choice is choosing from the various quality stacking available. Pallet racking, for instance, is designed with specific needs. Pallets typically require more space to both store and access, as machines and forklifts are commonly used to move them. For this reason, pallet racking is designed to be strong and wide, so that pallets can be stored conveniently.
On the other hand, if you want to stock smaller items, this would be a waste of space. Smaller items can be hand loaded, so you can use long and short-spanning shelves. These capitalise on the space, as you can adjust them to fit the stock you're specifically stocking. These also come with vertical options which, again, can be used in conjunction with various walkways and platforms for an ideal solution. Warehouse Systems design both of these, and they're designed to work together and as part of a larger warehouse, being easily customisable to adapt to the situation as a whole.
This is just a quick glimpse at some of the products on offer, but it shows the level of dedication and specialisation a company like Warehouse Systems can go into with their products. This, in turn, only benefits your warehouse, giving you the right solutions you need for an efficient business.