With industrial real estate at an all-time premium, maximising the warehouse space you have has never been more important. This is why it is time to look vertically to solve your storage problems.
Space costs money and it is simply cheaper to have a smaller footprint. But what a lot of businesses are currently underutilising is the available height. For example, your might have a manufacturing facility that is storing finished products on 3-metre racking in a 7-metre warehouse. It’s in situations like this that we ask the question ‘Air is free, so why not go up?’
There has been an increasing trend to increasing capacity vertically and demand is unlikely to plateau soon. Whether that is making use of more vertical racking space or installing mezzanine floors to create additional order fulfilment space. We have noticed that many companies are not realising the full possibilities of their current storage solutions.
Organisations will often only go up to six or seven metres in terms of the height of their racking, however, there has definitely been a trend to go higher and utilise more of that available airspace. It is also important that companies consider the layout of their warehouse before investing in new machinery.
At Dawsongroup | material handling we are able to identify performance improvements in your warehouse operation but with our range of specialist very narrow aisle equipment we can help you to maximise your capacity and minimise the empty air space in your warehouse whilst streamlining the number of machines you actually require. This is important. You don’t want to over-capitalise on the number of machines your operation needs to run smoothly.
If you are interested to learn more about how you can better use the vertical space in your warehouse then get in touch with our team.