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Steel Locker Manufacturer: Why We Use Steel for Industrial Lockers


The old proverb tells us that there’s more than one way to skin a cat. And, while we should probably update the phrase to move it away from the macabre, it still rings true. At least, it does so in the case of lockers. There are many different materials that can be used to build lockers, and each has its own particular advantages. But, when it comes to industrial lockers, we are strictly a steel locker supplier.

There are numerous reasons for our decision to use steel as our material of choice. But, of those reasons, three tend to achieve prominence. These are:

1. It’s Hardy
The phrase ‘tough as steel’ originated for a good reason; steel is just a strong material, plain and simple. And, in an industrial environment, that’s exactly what you want. If you keep your lockers in the warehouse or workshop, there is a very good chance they will be subject to all manner of bumping and bashing, so you need a material that can stand up to the rigours of an industrial setting.

You might argue that plastic and wood are good locker materials because they don’t rust. But plastic is not very sturdy and wood is susceptible to warping in humid conditions. If, however, you wipe steel lockers down regularly with oil and treat any scratches in the paintwork, there is no reason that a steel locker can’t function in a humid environment. And, if it’s dry, the other materials just don’t come close.

2. It’s Easily Maintained
As mentioned in the previous point, steel lockers can last a long time if they are well-maintained. Monthly wipe-downs with a clean cloth and perhaps some oil can prevent rust, and the immediate treatment of scratches and chips in the paint will protect against any corrosion that may damage the integrity of the material.

3. It’s Cost-Effective
Despite it being strong and versatile, steel is actually a more cost-effective material than wood or plastic. This allows us, as a steel locker manufacturer, to create high-quality, sturdy lockers and sell them at an affordable price.

Who Is the Best Steel Locker Supplier?

If it’s durable, affordable steel lockers that you are after, you’ve come to the right place. Krost is a leading steel locker manufacturer in South Africa, with a track record that spans decades.

For more on our products and our manufacturing process, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!