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Shelf Racking

Shelf Racking

Locators’ ultimate guide to shelf racking

From clutter to clarity — Locators’ ultimate guide to shelf racking and organisation.

Shelf racking is the foundation of a well-organised warehouse

Unlock the potential of your warehouse with our guide to shelf racking — the key to efficient storage.

Imagine building a house without a strong foundation. No matter how well-crafted the walls, windows, and doors are, the entire structure will be unstable and prone to collapse. The same principle applies to warehouse storage systems. Without a solid foundation of shelf racking, your entire storage operation can descend into chaos. A disorganised space can lead to lost time, inventory, and even safety hazards. At Locators, we understand the crucial role that shelf racking plays in the success of any warehouse operation. Our years of experience have shown us that a shelf racking system is the backbone of an efficient and productive warehouse.

One of the primary benefits of good shelf racking is the ability to save space. By utilising vertical space with high-density storage solutions, warehouses can do two things. Increase their capacity without expanding their footprint, saving money in the long run. This, in turn, allows for more efficient use of the available space and can reduce the need for additional storage facilities. Another benefit of efficient shelf racking is increased productivity. With well-organised and easily accessible storage, workers can quickly locate any necessary items. Such an arrangement reduces time spent searching for items and increases overall efficiency. This not only saves time but can also reduce the risk of injuries and accidents caused by workers. Thanks to shelf racking, you won’t have to navigate cluttered or poorly organised storage spaces.

Finally, effective shelf racking is crucial for safety in the workplace. Poorly designed or improper installations can lead to instability, collapses, and other hazards. All of which can endanger workers and damage inventory. By contrast, a well-designed and properly installed racking system ensures three things. Your heavy loads won’t just be adequately supported but will also reduce the risk of accidents and injuries. In conclusion, efficient and effective shelf racking is the foundation of a productive warehouse. By investing in high-quality racking solutions, businesses won’t just increase their storage capacity. They’ll also improve their productivity and ensure the safety of their workers and inventory. With Locators’ expertise and experience, we can help you design and install the perfect racking system for your needs. So, let’s get started building a solid foundation for your warehouse together.

How to select, install, and maintain your shelf racking

Unlock the full potential of your storage space with our expert tips and tricks.

Shelf racking is an essential component of any well-organised storage system. Whether you’re running a . . .

🟪 | Retail business
🟪 | Managing a warehouse
🟪 | Or storing inventory in your garage

The right type of shelf racking can help you maximise space, improve productivity, and keep your items safe and secure. We’ll explore the practical details of selecting, installing, and maintaining your storage solution.

Choosing the right type of shelf racking for your needs

There are many different types of shelf racking. Selecting the right one for your needs is crucial to ensuring your storage system is as efficient and effective as possible. In this section, we’ll break down the key considerations you should keep in mind when choosing your shelf racking, including . . .

 

  1. Size, Weight, & Shape of Your Items
    Choose a shelving system that can accommodate the size, weight, and shape of the items you need to store.
  2. Available Space
    Consider the space available for your shelving system and choose a system that fits your space.
  3. Type of Shelving
    Choose between static or mobile shelving — depending on your storage needs and accessibility.
  4. Configuration
    Consider an open or closed configuration for your shelves — depending on the level of security and accessibility you require.
  5. Budget & Practical Constraints
    Choose a shelving system that fits your budget and practical constraints — such as installation requirements and weight capacity.
Best practices for installing and configuring shelf racking

Once you’ve selected your shelf racking, the next step is to install and configure it for maximum efficiency and safety. In this section, we’ll share our top tips for ensuring that your shelf racking is set up correctly, including . . .

 

  1. Plan Your Layout
    Plan the layout of your shelving system to ensure that you’re making the most of your available space.
  2. Use Proper Tools & Equipment
    Use the proper tools and equipment to ensure a secure and stable installation.
  3. Follow Weight Limits
    Also follow load distribution guidelines to avoid overloading your shelves.
  4. Adjust Shelf Height
    To accommodate your items’ size and shape and allow for easy accessibility.
  5. Add Accessories
    Dividers, bins, or label holders to optimise your shelving system.
Maintaining and optimising your shelf racking over time

Finally, it’s important to remember that shelf racking requires ongoing maintenance and optimisation. In this section, we’ll share some of our top tips for maintaining and optimising your shelf racking over time, including . . .

 

  1. Regular Inspections
    Inspect your shelves regularly for signs of wear and tear or damage, and repair or replace damaged parts as needed.
  2. Keep Shelves Clean
    Keep your shelves clean and debris-free to prevent accidents and damage to your items.
  3. Reconfigure as Needed
    Reconfigure your shelving system as your needs change to maximise your available space.
  4. Use Protective Measures
    Like corner guards, column protectors, and safety nets to prevent damage and accidents.
  5. Train Your Staff
    Things like proper loading and unloading procedures, weight limits, and safety protocols. This way, you can ensure your shelving system’s safe and efficient use.

Follow these best practices for selecting, installing, and maintaining your shelf racking. This way, you can ensure your storage system is as efficient, effective, and safe as possible. With the correct type of shelf racking and the proper care and attention, you can . . .

🟪 | Unlock the full potential of your storage space
🟪 | Streamline operations for maximum productivity and success

Maintain and optimise your storage solutions with shelf racking

Keep your shelves in top shape with our expert tips for maintaining and optimising your shelf racking system.

Proper maintenance and optimisation of your shelf racking system are crucial for efficiency and safety. In this final section, we’ll explore the specific shelf racking products and services we offer to help you achieve your storage goals.

An overview of Locators' shelf racking products & configurations

Locators offer a wide range of shelf racking products and configurations to fit any business’s storage needs. At Locators, we provide a wide range of shelf racking products to meet the unique needs of companies of all sizes and industries. Our shelf racking solutions are designed to maximise efficiency, safety, and storage space.

Here are some of the types of shelf racking products and configurations that Locators offers . . .

 

  1. Cantilever Racking
    A type of shelf racking designed for storing longer, bulkier items such as lumber, piping, or furniture.
  2. Live Storage Systems
    A type of shelf racking that stores goods on rollers. This speeds up loading and reduces travel distances.
  3. Mobile Shelving
    A type of shelf racking that can be moved on tracks, allowing you to maximise your storage space.
  4. Pallet Racking
    A type of shelf racking designed to store palletised loads. Has options for selective, drive-in, and push-back configurations.
  5. Shelving
    A type of shelf racking designed for light-duty applications than pallet racking. Fully adjustable and accommodates products of different heights.
What sets Locators apart from other companies in the industry

Locators are the South’s leading material handling and storage system company for a reason. Not all businesses have the exact storage needs, which is why we offer a variety of shelf racking configurations to choose from. Whether you need a basic shelving system or a complex solution for your warehouse, we can help you find the right design to meet your needs.

Here’s what sets us apart from other companies in the industry . . .

 

  1. Expertise & Experience
    With over 45 years of experience in the industry, Locators has the expertise and knowledge to help you achieve your storage goals.
  2. Custom Solutions
    We work closely with each business to create custom storage solutions that meet their needs and requirements.
  3. Quality Products
    Locators only offer high-quality products from trusted manufacturers. This ensures that your storage solution is built to last.
  4. Comprehensive Services
    Locators offer comprehensive services from start to finish. This includes consultation, design, installation, and maintenance.
  5. Customer Satisfaction
    Locators are committed to providing exceptional customer service. We ensure that businesses are delighted with their storage solution.
Case studies and testimonials from businesses that have successfully implemented Locators' solutions

At Locators, we’re proud of our shelf racking solutions and the results they deliver for our customers. This section will provide testimonials from businesses that have implemented our racking solutions. You’ll learn how Locators’ shelf racking products and services have helped businesses . . .

🟪 | Increase storage space
🟪 | Improve efficiency
🟪 | And enhance safety

With real-world examples of our solutions, you can feel confident choosing Locators for your shelf racking needs. Don’t just take our word for it.

Here are some testimonials from businesses that have implemented Locators’ shelf racking solutions . . .

“Our team were eager to maximise our storage capacity and our neighbours (Locators) came highly recommended. After meeting with their storage solution specialists we were impressed by their flexibility and found their simple, yet effective proposal enlightening. Their solution has helped us proficiently manage the space within our unit and we’d welcome them back for further optimisations. In fact, we’re in the process of scoping out a forklift for future use.”

Pete Jones
Production Manager, Externiture

“Locators delivered fantastic customer service and their staff were always polite and friendly. Their engineers were helpful in advising on the design and were quick to respond to any questions we had as well. Perhaps more importantly, when compared to other storage solution companies, we found they were not only competitively priced but benefitted from a working knowledge of material handling equipment too. Great experience.”

Kevin James
Warehouse & Distribution Manager, Mipa Paints Ltd.

“The erection of longspan shelving at our new dispatch warehouse was prompt and effective. Knowing we wanted to hit the ground running, Locators proposed that we chose a simple yet effective solution for the time being. This decision has given us ample room for additional capacity in the future. So far, the longspan shelving has really helped us proficiently manage the space within the warehouse. We were impressed by Locators efficiency – especially in the heart of a pandemic – and are looking forward to working with them again for our expansion.”

Martin Goldsmith
Online Retail Operations Manager, Hillier, Ampfield

By choosing Locators for your shelf racking needs, you can trust that you’re getting . . .

🟪 | A custom solution
🟪 | Designed to meet your specific requirements
🟪 | Backed by expert knowledge and service

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you optimise your storage space.

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Are you looking for efficient and cost-effective solutions to optimise your warehouse space? Look no further than aisle masters and warehouse equipment. With Aisle Masters’ innovative and patented design, you can increase your storage capacity by up to 50%. All while improving the efficiency of your warehouse operations. These narrow-aisle forklifts are perfect for handling heavy loads in confined spaces to save space and labour costs.

Here are five brief benefits of using Aisle Masters & Equipment . . .

🟩 | Increased storage capacity by up to 50%
🟩 | Improved warehouse efficiency
🟩 | Reduced labour costs
🟩 | Safe and reliable equipment
🟩 | Customisable solutions to meet your specific needs

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Whether you’re looking for a forklift for indoor or outdoor use, we’ve got you covered with our range of electric, LPG, or diesel forklifts. Our forklifts are built to last. Each is made with durable components and advanced features to help you maximise your productivity. With various sizes and lifting capacities, we can help you find the perfect forklift for your needs.

Here are five brief benefits of using our electric, LPG, or diesel forklifts . . .

🟧 | Increased productivity and efficiency
🟧 | Reduced maintenance costs
🟧 | Environmentally friendly options with electric forklifts
🟧 | Customisable options to meet your specific needs
🟧 | Ergonomic design for improved operator comfort and safety

Telehandlers & Access Equipment

Dynamic | Maneuverable | Precision

At Locators, we offer a range of telehandlers and access equipment to help you work safely and efficiently at height. Our equipment is designed with safety and versatility in mind. This makes it perfect for various applications, from construction to maintenance. With multiple sizes and lifting capacities, we can help you find the ideal equipment for your needs.

Here are five brief benefits of using our telehandlers and access equipment . . .

🟥 | Safe and efficient working at height
🟥 | Versatile equipment for a range of applications
🟥 | Reduced labour costs with increased efficiency
🟥 | Customisable options to meet your specific needs
🟥 | Easy to operate and maintain

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