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Mezzanine Floors Transforms Capacity for Automotive Supplier

Thistle delivered a mezzanine floor which would allow 2 metre pallets to be stored above with additional pallets below

Thistle Systems

33%

Maximise Capacity

Increased storage capacity by 33% by maximising height

Thistle Systems

3m

Optimised Height

3m clearance from ground to mezzanine to allow pallets to be stacked 2 pallets high

Thistle Systems

2

Steel Staircases

Installed to provide adequate access and escape routes

Mezzanine Floor

Like many fast growing companies, space is extremely tight for Supagard, one of the world’s leading car care suppliers, however with a relatively narrow storage facility and a mixture of normal and tall pallet loads, pallet racking was never going to be the solution.

After discussing the products and the movement of goods, Thistle proposed a mezzanine floor which would allow the taller 2 metre pallets to be stored safely on the mezzanine with the shorter pallets being stacked two high underneath.

The 185 square metre mezzanine measuring 27m in length by 7.6m wide was designed to provide a 3 metre clear height to the ground floor level and a 2 metre height to the upper level.

With the mezzanine assuming 100% of the total floor area, Thistle Systems specified a heavy duty open steel deck which not only allows the light through but also reflects to create a bright space.

Two steels staircases were installed to provide the required level of access/escape routes as well as a 2 metre tall pallet gate to all safe handling of the pallets.

Mezz with Pallet Gate

What we did

  • 185 Square Metre Mezzanine to store pallets 2 metre in height185 Square Metre Mezzanine to store pallets 2 metre in height
  • 3 metre clear height to underside to store smaller pallets 2 high3 metre clear height to underside to store smaller pallets 2 high
  • Mezzanine assumes 100% of the total floor areaMezzanine assumes 100% of the total floor area
  • Heavy duty open steel deck to maximise lightHeavy duty open steel deck to maximise light
  • Steel staircase to provide accessSteel staircase to provide access
  • Bespoke pallet gate to safely handle the 2m high palletsBespoke pallet gate to safely handle the 2m high pallets

Solutions Used

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