Case study - Car Storage

Present in practically every country in Africa AGS Frasers is the largest removal group on the African continent. They provide a single relocation solution from and to anywhere in the world or storage solution of household effects or goods which you dont wish to ship.

Few years ago Frasers International Removals decided to expand their storage facilities in Midrand, Johannesburg. Part of the new store was to be dedicated to the long term storage of cars for the Department of Foreign Affairs.

In the design phase it was felt that the construction of mezzanine concrete floors for this purpose would be too expensive and inflexible, so it was decided to look at alternatives. The best solution was to store the motor cars either 3 or 4 levels high on STORAX mobile bases fitted with cantilever racking.

STORAX cantilever racking system has almost unlimited flexibility in the length of the product stored and allows the storage of items which are long, awkward and heavy. Cantilever racking has no front columns to interfere with the placement or retrieval of loads. Any load or storage slot is immediately available. Handling costs are lowered saving you time and money.
Steel bars, tubes, furniture, plywood, piping, metal sheets are typical of items suitable for cantilever racking storage. As the example shows even atypical loads such as cars are successfully stored thanks to this system.

AGS Frasers own the only automated and secure car storage facility in South Africa which contains a mobile cantilevered racking system. The cantilevered rack allows for the storage of the maximum number of vehicles and ensures that the cars are both secure and accessible at the touch of a button. The unique construction offers a great combination of strength and durability. The cars are loaded into the STORAX racking by driving them into the open aisle and onto a specially made skid. As it now stands the STORAX system can accommodate 84 cars each with a length of 5,2 metres and a maximum gross weight of 2200 Kg. The cars are secured on the skid and then lifted into position, by means of a counterbalance forklift.

AGS Frasers have been happy with this solution and the mobiles have operated without problems for the last 7 years.

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