How Does a Pallet Racking System Work?

Pallet racking systems are the storage of warehouse palletised materials in horizontal rows with multiple levels that maximise the storage space of a warehouse. As complicated as they might seem, pallet racking systems consist of two components: The frames, and the beams, where these components are designed to store 2-3 pallets per level.

The standard configuration of the pallet racking system components is constituted of beams clipped into frames, where these beams can then be supported by timber decking, mesh decking, or support bars. Each case will require a specific configuration, and Teepee can help you to choose the best one for your case.

How To Choose a Warehouse Pallet Racking System?

When it comes to choosing pallet rack systems for warehouse inventory management, there is a lot you need to consider besides just focusing on maximising your storage space. You need to take into consideration the following:

  • The floor capacity in your warehouse.
  • Height of the ceiling.
  • How often you will need to access the pallets.
  • The shelf life of the items you are going to palletise.

Based on these factors, you will be able to single out certain types of industrial and warehouse pallet racking systems and therefore select the right pallet racking for your business’s requirements. If you are unsure what type of pallet racking you need to suit your requirements, contact our team at 01384 256 969 or fill out our online contact form, and we will be able to discuss this with you.

Types of pallet racking systems

There is a range of pallet racking systems to choose from, depending on your needs and budgets, will depend on the system suitable for you. The systems supplied by Teepee Warehouse Solutions include:

Wide Aisle racking

Wide Aisle pallet racking:

Built for quick access to stock and inventory with the use of trucks.


VNA (Very narrow aisle pallet racking):

VNA racking system is great to optimise height spaces where floor area is low. This system requires the use of trucks and guide rails.

Drive in racking

Drive-in racking system:

Made for LIFO and FIFO systems respectively, this system allows the inventory to be accessible by trucks.

warehouse pallet racking - multi tier

Multi-tier Pallet Racking

Great for the stock of small products and multiple SKUs. This system is built for hand-load picking.

Double deep pallet racking

Double Deep Pallet Racking System:

Build as a standard pallet racking system, double deep pallet racking systems are made to fit 2 pallets in a row with the FILO principle.

Push back pallet racking

Push Back/Live racking Pallet Racking:

Made for gravity roll track with FILE systems, push-back pallet racking is great for large quantity items.

Pallet Live Racking System

Pallet Live Racking:

These are built to work with a FIFO system where the pallets can be controlled by brake rollers.

What Are The Advantages of Pallet Racking Systems?

One of the main advantages of installing a pallet racking system in your warehouse is they are a great and adjustable way of maximising stock levels. They can be adjusted at any point and reconfigured to suit any change in operational requirements.

Should you require your pallet racking systems to extend, it can be simply done by adding additional parts to create more locations. As well as being adjustable, installing a pallet racking system into your warehouse comes with many more advantages. These include:

  • Space saving.
  • 100% accessibility.
  • Cost-effective.
  • Utilises the height in your warehouse.
  • Pallet racks enhance warehouse operations by allowing better use of the available space.
  • Store goods on high shelves without any danger.
  • Increase safety levels by minimising accidents
  • They help in the loss of goods as they arrange goods systematically.

Contact Teepee Warehouse Solutions

If you would like to know more about our industrial and warehouse pallet racking systems, or should you require a quote for your business, do not hesitate to contact us or fill out the contact form.

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At Teepee all our approved inspectors are fully insured and trained in accordance with SEMA standards, enabling annual expert inspections to be carried out every 12 months to meet HSE requirements.


Accompanied with all detailed reports will be a 12- month completion certificate, furthermore Teepee will contact you 3 – months prior to your next inspection with a no obligation reminder quotation.


Teepee will provide free support to your PRRS representative for 12 – months. We also offer further discounts on additional site inspections throughout the year (if required), plus multi – site inspections.


As an approved SEMA accredited supplier, we can provide a no obligation quotation to undertake any repair work and maintain manufacturers warranties. Our fully insured repair service only uses genuine components and qualified SEIRS installers.

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