UNDERSTANDING YOUR BUSINESS AND STORAGE NEEDS
There are several factors to consider before purchasing pallet racking for your warehouse. It is important to take into account the product you will be storing and how your business operates. As no two businesses are the same, nor do two warehouses function the same, you should avoid the ‘one size fits all’ approach when looking for warehousing storage.
MACRACK has been designing and manufacturing customised pallet racking for businesses in Brisbane and all of Australia for over 30 years. We can create a warehouse storage system that meets your needs and works best for your business.
Understanding your business, storage and picking needs is key to designing the ideal pallet racking system for your warehouse. Things to consider are:
- How quickly does your product turn over?
- Is there fast and slow product?
- Will you require a staging area?
- What will be the movement around the warehouse?
- Which type of racking do you need? Will standard racking suit?
- What type of forklift do you have? What’s its turning circle?
- What is the ideal amount of storage?
- What size are your packs?
- What are your constraints? Schedule? Downtime? Budget? Floor space?
Most companies, whether retail, industrial or commercial, follow the ‘80/20 rule’ (also known as Pareto’s Principle). This is the theory that 20% of your product makes up for 80% of your turn over.
Considering this principle, how does your product move off the shelves?
Should you keep the high-turnover product close to dispatch?
Should you have a main aisle containing high-turnover product?
MACRACK can tailor a warehousing storage solution based on the requirements of your business to help increase productivity and assist with picking operations.
Discuss warehouse storage with key figures in your company
When contemplating your new warehouse fitout, you should include all key stakeholders in the process of the project. This includes forklift drivers, warehousemen and company directors.
Understanding the opinions and needs of the people on the ground is crucial for creating a practical and functional storage system. Your company directors will guide you with a budget, timeframe and future goals for the project.
Pick the racking system that suits your product
EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT
Measure your product dimensions and the weight before you start thinking about racking. By specifying whether your product is on a pallet or not, or if it requires a long pallet, we can begin to design a rack that suits your product.
Measure your warehouse
When you measure your warehouse, don’t forget to look up! Often people only measure the width and length of the warehouse and forget other important measurements, including building columns, fire hydrants and doors.
Do you want the racking to go outside? If so, it’s prudent to opt for galvanised racking to ensure it lasts. Galvanised racking never rusts, and when you are storing tons of weight on a rack, rust can become a real issue.
Assembly and Installation of Racking
It is strongly recommended that your racking is installed by professionals to avoid the risk of incorrect installation.
Correctly installed racking:
- Is plumb and level
- Is square
- Is securely dyna-bolted to the ground
- Has correct beam levels for your Safe Work Load signs
- Has correct footplates
- Has new row spacers to suit AS4084: 2012.
Second Hand Racking
While cheap second-hand racking may be appealing to your budget, it will often cost you more than it would to purchase a brand new, high-quality system in the first place.
Second-hand racking may no longer be certifiable to the latest standards AS4084: 2012, which leaves you in a liable position. As you may not know what brand your second-hand racking is, it may not be compatible with your current system. Avoid the uncertainty of second-hand racking and opt for a reliable MACRACK racking system that is tailor-made for your warehouse.
Providing Quality Racking At Great Prices For Over 30 Years
“Customer service is exceptional. The staff are very friendly and helpful when I had any questions and queries. They provided me with all the information I needed and some that I didn’t even know I needed. When I organized something with them, they did exactly what they said they would do and they were always polite and punctual. The price is very competitive and I would recommend Macrack to anyone needing Racking Solutions.”
Paul C – Google Review
“Macrack Australia have been a pleasure to deal with on both occasions we have now used them. From the advice and suggestions given to maximise our space and storage, through to the team at install, we have had a very good experience and would highly recommend Macrack for your warehouse and storage needs. A+ Thanks Gary and the team.”
Mick A – Google Review
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the team at Macrack for the quality of work and product they supply. The staff are wonderful and it is great to see such professionalism thru-out this company.
Jeff is a real asset to the business and it is always a pleasure to deal with the ladies in admin (Jo).”
Willie M – Google Review
“We have tried other brands of rackings, but hands down the product from Macrack is by far the better choice. Rackings are designed to test the extreme elements and most importantly high standard of customer service. Highly recommended!”
Victor S – Google Review
“I highly recommend Macrack to any business looking to install pallet racking or stock shelving. From designer Leo through to the professional staff who replaced all the shelving in our warehouse and installed new pallet racking. The co-ordination was great and they fitted in with our tight schedule. Any query was answered promptly. Pricing was very competitive as well.”
Brian D – Google Review
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