Racking for warehousing is vital to a successful operation, no matter how big your business is, or what kind of goods you sell.
But some warehouses are simply on an unimaginable scale when it comes to size, and so the racking for warehousing that they require astounds even us, and we’ve seen just about everything in our 50 years of business.
We’ve talked before about mega warehouses, such as the Boeing Everett factory in Washington, USA, which is the largest building in the world by volume, but there are other warehouses around the globe that are just as impressive, if not more so. Let’s take a look at some of these monolithic structures:
The Target Import Warehouse
Target is one of the largest retailing companies in the world, and like the Boeing Everett factory, their warehouse is based in Washington, too. It is a colossal 159, 000m² and is used to store imported goods such as clothing, food, toys, digital goods, and even furniture.
Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse
This warehouse resides on the south front of the Stanley Dock, which is a dock on the River Mersey. Although it is currently in a state of disrepair, it remains the largest brick building in the world, and there are plans to transform it into apartments and retail space. The building took 27 million bricks, 30, 000 panes of glass, and 8, 000 tons of steel to construct. Can you even imagine so much building material?
Much like the Boeing Everett factory, the nature of this business also requires an almost incomprehensible amount of space. At the Meyer Werft dry dock, cruise ships are constructed, including the notable Norwegian Breakaway, which weighs in at 146, 600 tons and is just over 323 metres in length, and almost 40 metres wide. The warehouse is 62, 988m².
If you’d like to find out more about the most incredible, massive warehouses on Earth, have a look at the infographic below:
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