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Industrial Racking for Food Storage

The question of how to preserve food is one as old as the human existence.

We have come a long way in the quest to preserve food for as long as we can but the recent pursuit towards fresh, organic and unaltered food is pushing the boundaries of how we store food. Industrial racking in warehouses needs to be flexible enough to change with the times as demands change in how food is stored, lest it is left behind. With consumers striving to purchase only the freshest food, you need to be prepared to easily change with the times.

First In First Out has always played a key role in storage, but when your warehouse has to be rigged to accommodate multiple temperatures to accommodate multiple storage methods, pallet and carton flow has to be spot on. Often, the same warehouse has to store perishables and non-perishables, and also multiple temperature-sensitive foodstuffs. In this case, your industrial racking systems need to accommodate and adapt to your customers’ needs.

Pallet racking is still one of the most common forms of storage, used all over the world. Its assembly can be versatile enough to accommodate your needs and can be adjusted as your needs change. Pallet racking is also versatile enough to handle anything from frozen perishables to dry unperishable goods.

Another fantastic industrial racking idea is mobile pallet racking systems. This gives you the opportunity to better utilise your storage space and save on warehousing costs. By being able to constantly shift, move and restructure your racking rigs, you can redesign your floor space as the need arises. This will place you at the forefront as your warehouse can shift and change as you need it to.

Storing foodstuffs correctly is imperative to keeping freshness and the methods you utilise with your industrial racking are going to determine how successful you will be able to adapt to the needs of your customers. By being able to shift between one racking system and the next will influence and determine your ability to cater to your customers’ needs without having to rent extra floor space, saving time, money and changing your logistical planning.

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