How to Choose the Right Warehouse Storage Solutions for Your Business
For thirty years, Teepee has been providing high-quality storage solutions, material handling racking systems, mezzanine flooring, and racking inspections in the West Midlands and beyond. We offer site surveys and send our experts to assess and measure the available space, suggesting storage solutions that will optimise your space.
Our experienced team of industrial storage providers uses SEMA-approved pallet racking inspectors who carry out fully comprehensive inspections of all the storage solutions we provide. It is mandatory that pallet racking inspections take place at least once a year.
Choosing the Most Efficient Storage Solutions for You:
So, how do you choose the most efficient storage solutions for your warehouse?
If your warehouse is tall but uses very little of its vertical space to store materials, then Pallet racking would be the most efficient system for you.
Efficient Storage Solutions: Pallet Racking Systems
Pallet racking systems are ideal for utilising vertical space and maximising storage capacity. This type of storage is easy to access and adjustable to what best suits your needs. Pallet racking is also a cost-effective solution to storing materials and is easy to repair, should you need to.
Depending on your warehouse space, budget, and business requirements, there are a few different racking systems you can choose from.
Wide Aisle Storage Solutions
Versatile and cost-effective, the Wide Aisles are built to store palletised loads in single or double runs that are separated by wide aisles, permitting trucks to operate within. They are built for quick access to stock and can be modified to adapt to height at any time. If you’re looking for flexibility, this is a great storage solution to choose.
Made for hand-load picking systems, our multi-tier systems can have single or multiple-level walkaways between shelves. This kind of racking system is excellent for online retailers with small products with thousands of different SKUs.
If your stock needs to be accessible to vehicles for loading, then our Drive-in & Drive-through system would be one to consider. Trucks can drive in and out with the load elevated to the appropriate rail height and easily transfer materials. It is accessible from both ends, so if you require a first-in, first-out system or loading and unloading from both sides of the rail, this would be a good storage solution for you.
Double Deep racking is a standard pallet racking system but is made to fit 2 pallets in a row using the FILO principle (first in, last out). This kind of racking system is ideal for multiple pallet storage and requires efficient stock control.
Specially designed for gravity roll track, the Push Back Racking works in a FILE (first in, last out) system, being able to store up to 10 pallets deep. They are excellent for SKUs that need to be stored in large quantities without the need of moving other pallets. Last-in, first-out (LIFO) and systems respectively, the drive-in & drive-out systems support this.
Opposite to Push back system, the Pallet Live racking is a FIFO system (first in, first out). In this case, the pallets are controlled by brake rollers to keep the travelling speed moderate.
We recommend Very Narrow Aisle systems if you have high stock (and high ceilings) but small floor areas. It is a great solution to optimise available space as each aisle varies from 1.5 to 2.0 metres, maximizing the height of warehouses. They require trucks as well as guide rails.
Efficient Storage Solutions: Cantilever Racking
You need to make sure industrial equipment and materials are stored safely in your warehouse and here at Teepee, that is our priority and guarantee. So, if you’re looking for an efficient storage solution for heavy loads or lengthy materials, Cantilever racking would be the perfect option!
Cantilever racking is the best solution for storing longer, heavier materials such as heavy-duty beams. They can withstand heavy loads easily when properly installed. This storage system is instilled with ease in mind, it is a great design solution to ensure your stock levels are maximised safely. For lengthy items, the safest way to store them is horizontally rather than upright so Cantilever Racking is great for storing:
- Aluminium sheets
- Steel sections
- Worktops and laminates
- Tubes and heavy pipes
This storage solution is essential for reducing the likelihood of workplace injury and can support up to 5,000 kgs per arm.
Efficient Storage Solutions: Shelving Systems
Perhaps you’re looking for a type of shelving system to best utilise the space you have. Teepee design, supply and install shelving. Industrial storage shelving offers many advantages including, a protective paint layer that prevents rusting and scratching, saving floor space while offering more storage, easy access as well as money-saving solutions.
Additionally, at Teepee Warehouse Solutions, we also offer long-span shelving, short-span shelving, mobile shelving and carton live shelving. Depending on your stock, our team can advise you on a shelving system to suit your requirements.
For any further information requiring our racking and shelving services, contact us today.