Timber Racking System For UK Distribution Centre

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Timber Racking System

Space: Warehousing, Sector: Merchants,

Thistle Systems has enabled one of the world’s largest timber producers to transform the capacity and safety within its Scottish distribution centre by designing, supplying and installing a heavy-duty cantilever timber racking system.

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200%

Increase in Capacity (approx)

Thistle Systems

100%

Accessibility

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1000

kg capacity of each cantilever arm

Cantilever Racking

The company had been block stacking the packs of timber in the facility, however, with business growing, the company was looking to increase the capacity of the product being stored, whilst enjoying 100% accessibility and ensuring the safety of its staff.

After carrying out a full site survey to assess the dimensions of the building, the products being stored and the forklifts being used, Thistle developed a solution featuring 7 double bays of heavy duty cantilever timber racking with 4 levels to each bay.

To ensure the products were stored safely and could be accessed by the side loading forklift, the cantilever arms were sized at 1200mm, each with a 1000kg capacity and capable of storing timber lengths in excess of 5 metres.

The solution almost doubled the storage capacity in the warehouse whilst providing full access to 100% of the products.

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What we did

  • 7 double bays of heavy duty cantilever timber racking installed - each bay includes 4 levels 7 double bays of heavy duty cantilever timber racking installed - each bay includes 4 levels
  • Cantilever arms sized at 1200mm with capacity of 1000kg eachCantilever arms sized at 1200mm with capacity of 1000kg each
  • Capable of storing timber lengths in excess of 5 metresCapable of storing timber lengths in excess of 5 metres
  • Storage capacity almost doubledStorage capacity almost doubled
  • Full access provided to 100% of productsFull access provided to 100% of products

Solutions Used

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