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The increasing demands of today’s warehouse and facilities means that parts and items of many different sizes need to be stored in the most economic way possible. From large pallets of items to bulkier individual parts of various size and shape, many facilities need to provide a number of different industrial shelving and storage options to meet the changing needs of items in their care.


Bulk storage is one of the most convenient ways to increase your overall storage capacity while providing extra flexibility for larger, more cumbersome products. Here’s but a few of the benefits that specially-designed bulk storage can provide:


Storage for Heavier Items

As you might assume from the name, bulk storage specializes in keeping and storing larger goods. Whether it’s huge shipments of items that need to be kept together, larger individual items, or anything you need, the sturdy design and construction of these racks allows you to keep larger items for longer periods of time, safely away from smaller items that might need to be used more frequently or are at greater risk of damage.


Frees Up Room On Other Shelves

Another immediate benefit is that the sturdiness of bulk shelving means that more cumbersome items now have a special place to go. In many industries like construction materials or automotive parts, a lot of the items you need to keep in your facility might be of unusual shape or a bulky size. Bulk shelving can accommodate a lot of these items, allowing you to free up space for more frequently-used, standard-size parts and SKUs without worrying about moving anything around to compensate for it.


Reduces Need for Lift Equipment

Sure, many facilities can keep a forklift around for heavy lifting and transportation of items, but a lot of facilities simply can’t afford motorized lift equipment due to their size or design. Or maybe you only have one forklift and you need to reduce the amount of work and strain on it. Bulk storage is designed more compact than many other shelving types, allowing items to be stored by hand without the expense and time investment of forklift operators or other types of lift equipment. This helps to save room in your facility, reduce expenses by eliminating or reducing the need for lift equipment, and saving wear and tear on any equipment already in place.

3 Responses to “Advantages of Bulk Storage Racks”

  1. Lillian Moore says:

    Thanks for the article! I like how using bulk shelves can help with the placement of strangely shaped objects and can hold more objects in less space. Having this kind of shelving can also help with organization of larger objects or bulk supplies. I really like the idea of being able to organize these larger, less usable pieces since they can just get in the way. I really appreciate the article. I hope to be able to apply these tips in the future.

  2. Kyle Wayne says:

    I like your point about how these types of racking systems are good for storing larger goods. My grandpa has a huge metal shop and is looking to organize it in order to fit more metal and even employees. I think I will encourage him to find a professional that can install this type of racking system.

  3. Amanda Hayak says:

    Thanks for the article. All the mentioned benefits are a must for the efficient and smooth working of the warehouse. Warehouse management is a must for any manufacturing industry. Storage space must be utilized wisely for the bulk of products.

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