Maximising Storage Capacity In A Cold Storage Warehouse

As demand for frozen and perishable goods continues to grow, it’s more important than ever to ensure that your cold storage warehouse is following the best practises to maximise storage capacity and minimise shrinkage.

Products that need to be stored in a temperature controlled environment, such as a cold storage warehouse, are subject to a greater risk of product loss than standard inventories. This is due to a number of factors including an increased risk of product damage and contamination, as well as products reaching the end of their shelf life while in storage.

Macrack has been manufacturing quality made pallet racking systems in Australia for over 35 years for both food and cold storage warehouses. We offer a range of customised high density pallet racking options that will maximise the storage capacity and functionality of any space. Call us today on 1800 048 821 for a free quote and warehouse design.

Cold Storage Options

Making the most out of your storage space is important in any warehouse, but even more so in a temperature controlled cold storage warehouse where every inch of floor space comes at a premium. This makes choosing the right pallet racking system for your space and warehouse processes even more important for cold and freezer storage.

High density pallet racking systems are a popular choice for cold storage as they are ideal for maximising storage capacity while keeping energy costs down. Macrack offers a number of high density racking systems to suit the inventory and operations of any cold storage warehouse including double deep racking, drive in racking, and pallet flow racking.

For more information on our high density cold storage systems call 1800 048 821 to speak with one of our racking specialists today.

Cold Storage Racking Durability

Ensure that your pallet racking system is designed to withstand the extreme conditions of cold storage. Alongside cold temperatures, cold storage also provides the challenge of additional moisture and condensation due to the cooler conditions. As pallet racking is made from steel, excess moisture can cause rust, which can affect the structural integrity of the racks.

Macrack offers pallet racking systems made of pre-galvanised steel, ideal for use in cold rooms and freezer storage where condensation may otherwise be a concern. This is because when steel is galvanised it undergoes a chemical process that makes it resistant to corrosion, ensuring the durability of racking used in a cold storage warehouse.

Cold Storage Racking Protection

The extreme working conditions of cold and freezer storage can result in an increased number of errors and forklift collisions. This means that the risk of pallet racking and product damage is significantly increased in cold storage warehouses. In order to counteract the increased risk of racking damage and to further protect your inventory, consider installing pallet racking protection in your cold storage warehouse.

Macrack offers a number of pallet racking protection products that can be customised to suit the specific processes and requirements in your warehouse. From rack bollards and angle post protectors, to frame end guards and drive in floor channels. In fact, we have even worked with clients to create customised racking protection solutions based on how their workers use the racking system.

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Cold Storage Racking Inspections

At a minimum, pallet racking systems are required to be inspected every 12 months to meet Australian Standards for Steel Storage Racking. However, as pallet racking systems used in a cold storage environment are typically subjected to more impacts and damage, scheduling more frequent racking inspections is a great way to ensure the safety of your inventory and staff.

Pallet Racking Brisbane

Macrack offers quality pallet racking inspections at a competitive price. Our highly trained and experienced racking auditors will evaluate your racking noting the brand and design, as well as any damage, hazards, or other issues. This is then compiled into a detailed report for your records. Call us today for a free quote or to book your next racking inspection on 1800 048 821.