5 Types of Pallet Racking and their Uses

So you want to add a pallet racking system to your warehouse but don’t know which one will suit your business needs or warehouse space. We’ve put together descriptions of the five different types of pallet racking and their best uses to help you decide which is best for your business. Remember, you can always contact us for a free design service so we can help you make the most of your space.


Adjustable pallet racking (aka wide aisle racking) for 100% selective pick of pallets

As the most common form of pallet racking storage: Standard pallet racking in a wide aisle layout provides unrestricted access to all pallets. Pallets stored in wide aisle racking are not subject to any restrictions in layout and are freely accessible at all times.


Drive in racking

Drive-in racking is ideal for storing large quantities of the same type of goods: your existing space can be used up to 90% more effectively with Drive-in racking compared to standard, conventional pallet storage systems.


Narrow Aisle

Narrow Aisle pallet racking is the space-saving option if floor space is limited: maximum storage capacity, fast accessability to every pallet and quick order-picking straight from the racking.


Pallet Shuttle System

Pallet Shuttle System is a semi-auto­mated storage solution for the handling of goods inside chan­nels similar to a drive-in setup. The Pallet Shuttle System removes the need for forklift trucks to enter the aisles and hence offers a cost effective and time saving storage solution.


Pallet Flow

Pallet Flow racking, otherwise known as Pallet Live Storage, is suitable for FIFO (First In First Out) storage of goods with a high rate of turnover and fast access to goods is required, but utilises up to 60% less space than a conventional pallet racking warehouse.


We carry a great range of systems for you to choose from, browse our pallet racking section or get in touch to discuss your specific needs.

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New Dexion Multi-tier storage system for Phoenix Data Management.

Phoenix Data Management provide safe and secure document storage for the South East, London and wider UK area and operate from 3 purpose built facilities based in Kent.

Providing high levels of protection that their clients expect from a professional Storage provider, Phoenix Data Management has built their business around providing a premium level of service that is demonstrably better than their competitors. They are extremely proud of thier ISO9001:2008 quality accreditation and with the backing of their parent company, Feabrex, they have been able to invest in the very best technology and infrastructure to ensure steady growth.

Dexion were asked to make the most of the space in their latest warehouse. After initially meeting the Phoenix team & examining their current operations, it became apparent to the Dexion Project team that there were several issues that would need to be addressed in order to maximise the storage capacity of the warehouse. The warehouse was constructed upon an exisiting car park, therefore the floor slab deviated up to 60mm within a relatively small distance; this combined with the pitch of the roof meant fluctuating roof heights of between 7 & 11 metres.

A Dexion P90 Pallet Racking, three tier archive storage system, with integral floors was therefore proposed which would maximise storage. Through regular site meetings a programme was devised so that disruption to Phoenix Data Management Ltd was kept to a minimum.

“The multi-tier racking has assisted us in maximising the space within our warehouse, much greater than if we had used a traditional mezzanine floor system. We now have a long term, high quality storage system that has provided us with maximum capacity within the given footprint of our warehouse.” – Said Peter Barrett – Sales Director, Phoenix Data Management Ltd.P90_Phoenix_UK-left

£1/4 million turnkey project for Premier Storage.

Premier Storage and Office Solutions beat off stiff competition to land a prestigious project to redesign and build electrical giant CEFCO’s new distribution centre at Ten Pound Walk in Doncaster.

7000 breezeblocks went into the 70 mtr x 40 mtr warehouse and 2 storey office block which took just 4 months to complete, vastly increasing CEFCO’s pallet racking facilities and transforming the building with a ultra modern glass front.

Sticking to his policy of using local labour wherever possible, Mark Jepson, Premier Storage’s managing director brought in 15 different trades, from builders to carpet fitters to complete the project which included offices, kitchen areas and an impressive 22 mtr x 8 mtr board room.

Mark says “We have worked with CEFCO before and were really pleased that they were impressed enough with our work to award this project to us. We are now delighted that CEFCO has decided to expand the premises and we have been asked to complete similar work on the adjoining building. We have plans for future expansion and of course it is projects like this that will help us along the way.”

Scunthorpe Pallet Racking Project

In July Premier Storage were given the green light to proceed with a full Pallet Racking Installation by TSC Foods, a leading Food Production company based in Scunthorpe. As Dexions main distributor for Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the surrounding areas, Premier Storage utilized Dexions flagship P90 Galvanised Pallet Racking product as the natural choice for TSC’s refrigeration warehouse.

After an initial inspection of their previous Mobile system, Premier Storage designed a bespoke, more robust, APR Pallet racking system. The new layout gave much more fork truck manoeuvrability which satisfied TSC’s requirements for a faster throughput of goods. The galvanised finish on Dexion P90 and the High visibility Ballistic Grade Rack Armour column guards help ensure the systems resilience to corrosion and be fully operational for decades to come.

The project involved a full strip out of the existing mobile system including the mobile bases, frames and Beams. Premier storage project managed everything including the strip out and removal of the old system through to installing the new Racking system complete with barriers, guards and loading signs.

Matt Panton, TSC’s Warehouse manager expressed his delight with the system, saying the install couldn’t have gone any better and thanked Premiers Installation team for their flexibility during the installation to help keep the warehouse operational.