Komori UK has achieved an impressive 50% reduction in pallet racking floor space thanks to the installation of a more cost-effective mobile system designed by SSI Schaefer.
Often seen as a system only required by large companies, Komori, a small to medium sized manufacturer and supplier of Printing Production Equipment and Machinery, recently purchased a mobile racking system from SSI Schaefer that has now been installed within its new premises in Leeds, Yorkshire.
The reduction in pallet racking floor space in Komori's case 372mtr" (floor footprint of existing pallet racking layout) less 195mtr" (floor footprint of a mobile pallet racking layout) = 180mtr" floor space saved also meant that Komori was able to reduce its required spend when looking at new premises to move its operational facility in to.
Darren Etherington, Parts Manager, Komori, said: "We have achieved significant space and cost savings as a result of Schaefer's mobile pallet racking system which is good news for the business storage capacity is often scarce and expensive but this system has allowed us to gain high density, easy to access storage space without having to pay out for larger premises than necessary."
Stewart Hardy, Area Manager, SSI Schaefer, said: "Mobile racking systems are the ideal alternative for using existing space more cost-effectively whilst storing manifold or varying goods. Our systems consist of rack units mounted on a carriage; hence the rack units are mobile and save the space which a conventional racking system would require for aisles."
He continued: "According to the requirements of the customer, our racking systems are designed for various weights and heavy load mobile racking systems move on rails, powered electrically. Racks for light and medium loads can be operated manually and without tracks."
Komori UK comments that in direct comparison with traditional compact warehouse systems, the advantages of mobile racking systems are clear:
Space utilisation: For the same volume of warehoused goods, mobile racking systems require 40% less space than stationary racking systems.
Warehouse volume: In the same amount of space, up to 85% more warehouse volume can be stored using mobile racking systems instead of conventional systems.
Building planning: With a space utilisation percentage of 65 - 85%, the use of mobile racking systems can have a positive effect on the overall costs of a warehouse building.