Tag: Pallet Racking

Best types of warehouse racking for the food and drink industry

Pallet racking provides an extremely versatile solution for storing large quantities of food or drink in your warehouse.

Pallet racking is available in many different shapes and sizes, and with a little help from the experts it is possible to tailor a system to your business’ exact requirements.

The type of racking most suited to your business will depend on several factors including the type of food and drink you’re storing and your turnover.

Some of the different types of pallet racking suited to the food and drink industry include:

Adjustable pallet racking

Adjustable pallet racking can be used in refrigerated environments and even freezer chambers if required, making it an ideal solution for storing all different types of food and drink.

The excellent flexibility and customisation of adjustable pallet racking makes it one of the most popular warehouse racking storage solutions available.

As well as being easy to assemble and highly adaptable, adjustable pallet racking is not usually subject to any layout restrictions, helping to maximise the space available in your warehouse.

Drive in/through racking

This type of racking helps to create space in your warehouse for more high density storage of products.

The racking maximises space by using just one forklift access aisle where either the last load in is the first one out or the first load in is also the first load out.

Pallet shuttle racking

Pallet shuttle racking is an excellent solution for improving the efficiency and productivity levels of food and drink warehouses with very high turnovers.

Instead of using forklifts, pallet shuttle racking systems use a remotely controlled shuttle to quickly stock and retrieve pallets.

This type of racking can help to cut warehouse costs, increase productivity, and maximise space available for more high density storage.

For more help choosing a racking system for your warehouse that will enhance efficiency and increase productivity, give our team here at Millennium Storage and Interiors a call on 01942 603 344.

UK Manufacturing Exceeding Expectations

The UK manufacturing industry grew faster than was expected in February 2014, according to the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI). Employment in the sector expanded at its fastest rate for almost three years and the PMI ticked up to 56.9 from 56.6 in January – higher than the 56.5 economists predicted and the eleventh consecutive month that UK manufacturing has shown expansion.

Manufacturing accounts for around a tenth of the UK’s economy, and the latest figures suggest that another quarter of solid economic growth should be on the cards. The sharp rise in job creation – a 33 month record – should also help the wider economic recovery.

The upturn has been seen across all manufacturing sectors – consumer, intermediate and investment goods producers have all reported robust increases in output, new orders and employment during February. New export business has also flourished with orders from clients in the US, the Middle East, China, Africa and Europe flooding in. This strong demand has certainly aided the pricing power of UK manufacturers, with average selling prices rising for the eighth consecutive month.

As industry leaders in logistics and warehouse racking and shelving systems, here at Millennium SI we can create ideal solutions that utilise your space to maximum effect. From simple shelving systems to efficient pallet racking to state-of-the-art computer-controlled live location narrow and very narrow warehouse racking, we can help your business to meet demand by making the most of the existing space available or by designing a warehouse shelving and pallet racking system from scratch. Whatever your industry, for the most creative yet practical solutions to your warehouse issues, just get in touch with our expert team.