Which Warehouses Are Drive-in Racking Used In?

In high-density goods storage solutions, Drive-in racking is the most familiar type of racking. So what are the advantages of Drive in racking and what warehouses are they used in? Let's find out with Au Viet Rack in the following article.

Factors to consider when choosing Drive in racking

In order to store goods in the warehouse as effectively as possible, investors must pay special attention to the following factors when choosing the type of racking for their warehouse:

Load and unload needs

Businesses need to consider requirements for load and unload of goods such as loading and unloading speed, frequency as well as load and unload principles.

For businesses that require the speed of load and unload of goods to be fast and goods to go in and out continuously, it is necessary to choose racking with many aisles in the middle so that forklifts can access any desired pallet location. want. The advantage of these types of racking is that both LIFO and FIFO principles can be applied. Typically, Selective racking and VNA racking will meet this need very well.

On the contrary, if a business does not pay attention to the speed of load and unload, it can apply the LIFO principle in load and unload and will have more choices in the type of warehouse racking. At this time, investors can choose Drive in racking to optimize storage density in the warehouse and save costs.

 Drive in racking apply the LIFO principle

Type of goods in warehouse

Each type of goods has its own standards for storage. Choosing the right type of warehouse racking helps reduce the rate of damage to goods and makes it more convenient to control goods on the racking. Drive-in racking is extremely suitable for products with a long shelf life due to the LIFO principle. Drive-in racking ability to access goods is limited, so they will be preferred for storing identical products in large quantities.
In addition, Drive-in racking also requires all pallets on the racking to have the same specifications and dimensions.

Drive in racking application Drive in racking are very suitable for products with a long shelf life

Storage density

This is an advantage that hardly any investor can ignore. High storage density helps store a large amount of goods in just one fixed warehouse space. This means that businesses will save a lot on warehouse expansion costs or the cost of renting additional warehouses.
In the high-density storage racking segment, Drive-in racking is one of the most popular types of racking. Drive-in racks are arranged with rows of racking placed close together to minimize the number of aisles. Thanks to that, the utilization rate of the warehouse floor when using this type of racking is up to 70%.

Drive in racking application Floor area is utilized up to 70% with Drive in racking

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Type of forklift and how to operate it

For operating Drive in racking, forklifts are considered the most essential. To perform loading and unloading on racking, forklifts need to drive directly into the racking. Therefore, forklift drivers need to have high expertise to avoid collision incidents that damage racking and goods.
In return, Drive-in racking is not picky about forklifts and can be used with even low-cost conventional forklifts. This is also considered an advantage in the eyes of businesses because it will save a lot of investment costs for forklifts in the warehouse.

Drive in racking application Operators need to have high expertise when using Drive in racking

Which warehouses are Drive in racking suitable for?

Drive in pallet racking is used for warehouses storing heavy loads and can be applied in all warehouse conditions such as dry storage, wet storage, and cold storage. Among them, Drive-in racking is used most effectively in cold storage. The reason is that the cold storage operating costs are very high, so the more storage space you can utilize, the more operating costs you can save.
Some typical types of warehouses using Drive in racking include: food and beverage warehouses, distribution, production, etc.

Drive in racking application Drive in racking for frozen food storage

Drive in racking application Drive in racking for fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) warehouses

Drive in racking application Drive in racking for packaging storage

Reasons to choose Drive in racking for your warehouse

With all of the above factors, it can be said that Drive in racking are a great choice for high density storage needs with the following advantages:

  • Drive in racking can hold heavy loads of up to 1500 kg/pallet, suitable for most types of heavy palletized goods today.
  • The maximum height of Drive in racking is up to 12 meters, the depth of each racking level can reach 15 pallets/level, the aisles between racking are minimized to maximize storage space. So it can be said that Drive in racking is applicable to both small warehouses and large-scale warehouse systems.
  • Drive-in warehouse racking has a very long lifespan, good for 10 to 15 years of use.
  • There is high flexibility because the racking is assembled from separate parts. Therefore the installation, dismantling and relocation process takes place more quickly. The distance between racking can also be easily changed when there is a need to store larger or smaller goods.

Drive in racking application

Au Viet Rack hopes the above article helps you have a more general view of the application of Drive in racks. If you have any questions about the suitability of this type of racking in your warehouse, please contact us or leave your information, Au Viet Rack is ready to give you free consultation.

>>> Reference: Latest and most detailed Drive in warehouse racking price list

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