While wending our ways around the aisles of a hypermarket or the aisles of one of South Africa’s convenience stores, our attention is invariably too focused on the items we are seeking to purchase for us to pay much attention to the equipment that is used to display them. In most retail outlets, the latter will be of the design commonly known as gondola shelving. It is a display option Read More
Equipping even a relatively small warehouse with a suitable racking system can be a costly exercise. Consequently, it is important to make sure you get things right first time. Should you fail to do so, it might mean that your operation will not run as efficiently as you may have hoped. However, in the event of a more extensive disruption, it could mean you might be faced with the need Read More
Regardless of the manufacturer, or which brand name it displays, industrial shelving can take one of three basic forms. Each of these forms has its own set of advantages and disadvantages, which will need to be considered, when deciding which of the three types may prove to be the best choice for use in any given application and location.
Among those who are unfamiliar with the operational requirements of retail and warehousing facilities, it seems common to assume that racking and shelving are essentially one and the same thing, whether made from steel or from another material. In fact, the two products are quite different, both in terms of their design, and with regard to the various uses for which they are intended.
It can be difficult enough to choose between carpeting and laminates when considering the best surfacing solution for the family home, but either option is likely to prove suitable most of the time. However, when one is faced with deciding upon the best industrial flooring solution for a given operation, the consequences of making the wrong choice could be more serious as well as costlier. As is normally the case Read More
In order to provide the level of service their clients depend upon, warehouse owners must ensure they choose their equipment with care and that they utilise their storage space as fully and efficiently as possible. In practice, it is the care taken over the former that will make it possible to ensure the most efficient utilisation of the available space. To be certain that this initial choice will be the Read More
Just as is the case with the walking surfaces in any manufacturing or industrial premises, selecting the most suitable form of warehouse flooring can be crucially important to both safety and efficiency. Even the colour chosen can be of importance, as different hues may be used to clearly indicate various designated areas. For example, red could indicate an area in which inflammable items are stored or perhaps where forklifts are Read More
The manufacture of steel racking and shelving, often referred to by the abbreviation R&S, accounts for a substantial proportion of this tough alloy employed in various forms for industrial, commercial, and domestic purposes worldwide. Just as I-beams and metal cladding form components that are vital to the construction industry, the storage space provided by racks, shelves, and mezzanine structures are every bit as important in applications such as warehousing and Read More
The shopping experience has changed almost beyond recognition when compared with what was once the only option for our parents or grandparents. Even as recently as the ‘60s, a typical Saturday morning would have been spent walking the streets of a city centre and calling successively at the grocer, the baker, the butcher, and the greengrocer, perhaps concluding with a visit to a favourite café for a snack. Today, not Read More
In factories, warehouses, and on other industrial premises, flooring may fulfil a variety of different roles. Its precise function is, to a large extent, governed by the height above ground level at which it is installed. In the majority of cases, the two levels are likely to be one and the same, being intended, primarily, to allow the safe and easy movement of people and often vehicles, such as forklifts. Read More