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Why Do You Need Longspan Shelving?

Date: Tue 26th March 2019

Longspan shelving is one of the most useful and effective ways of storing goods and products. But many business owners don't know about the benefits or how it can make a huge difference to their storage facility and the productivity of their warehouse staff. 

In this article, we'll tell you exactly why you need longspan shelving in your commercial or industrial premises. Firstly, you need to know exactly what longspan shelving is.

What is longspan shelving?

If you need to store small to medium-size products, longspan shelving is ideal. A specialist piece of utility equipment, longspan shelving is often used for the storage of hand-picked items from boxes, drums and larger cartons and comes in a variety of heights, widths and depths. 

The longspan shelving units can be made from steel decking, mesh or chipboard; or a combination can also be found to suit your requirements perfectly.

What can you store on longspan shelving?

There are some items that simply cannot be stored on pallet racking; for these items, longspan shelving provides the perfect storage solution. For instance, items that are an odd shape, are fragile or are bulky can sometimes not be moved by forklifts or conveyor belts. Products and items like batteries, tyres, office supplies and long pipes are just some examples of goods that can be safely and securely stored on longspan shelving.

The biggest advantage of longspan shelving is its versatility, allowing you to store many different items of differing shapes and sizes in a safe and secure way. It's important to remember though, that the items you store on your longspan shelving will need to be manually moved in accordance to the HSE guidelines.

So what are the benefits of longspan shelving?

Along with the benefits and features already covered, there are a number of other advantages to having longspan shelving fitted in your premises, including:

  • Custom designs provide the perfect storage solution for your needs
  • Longspan shelving is easy and fast to assemble
  • It is highly versatile and allows for immediate access to all unit loads
  • Longspan shelving is a great way of utilising all available storage space

Where can you buy longspan shelving?

If you want to maximise your warehouse or storage facility space through the use of new or second hand longspan shelving, look no further than the experts here at Acorn Storage. Contact us today or call us on 01634 296927 to discuss your requirements and arrange your free property survey. 


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