The challenges faced by the Food and Drink industry requires them to maximise the available space, manage different storage temperatures and respond to a high turnover of stock, whilst maintaining hygiene levels and product traceability.
Some of the key issues that our customers face are:
Even in a state of the art warehouse for Food and Drink, standard pallet racking is still the most common form of pallet storage. The versatility of this pallet racking system means this can be assembled in a single or double deep configuration, to fit your specific storage needs.
Food and Drink are generally packaged in some way which can then be easily stored on pallets. Depending on the layout of your warehouse, a range of aisle widths is possible to maximise your available space. Racking is not generally subject to any restrictions in layout and provides accessibility at all times to your goods.
Cold storage warehouses are essential in the Food industry both for storing frozen food products and for keeping perishable items fresh.
Mobile Pallet Racking can increase storage capacity in your Food and Drink warehouse considerably. P90 Pallet Racking is mounted on mobile bases that electronically move to create an access aisle for picking. By removing unnecessary aisles this enables you to store more stock on a smaller footprint.
Cold store environments can be costly to run, so a dense storage solution is usually required. Mobile Pallet Racking offers an ideal answer to this challenge and is commonly used in the Food and Drink Industry.
Pallet Flow or Carton Flow is ideal for achieving FIFO picking. If goods have a high turnover, which is common in the Food and Drink industry, Pallet or Carton Flow ensures the product batches are shipped out in the correct order.
Food and Drink pallets are placed on sloping storage lanes and gravity moves the pallet forward along a roller bed. The speed of the pallet is controlled by a series of brake rollers and halted by a stop unit.
This type of storage is frequently used in the Drink industry and requires only two aisles, one for loading and one for retrieval.
Pallet Drive-in and Pallet Shuttle provide an ideal bulk storage solution for the Food and Drink industry as it removes unnecessary picking aisles. This increases the amount of stock that can be held on a reduced footprint and is suitable for a range of temperatures.
Drive-in racking is suitable for storing large quantities of the same type of Food or Drink and is ideal for storing seasonal products using the First-In-Last-Out (FILO) principle.
The Pallet Shuttle system uses a semi-automated platform which moves within the racking to retrieve and place pallets, making it suitable for Food and Drink storage, offering improved picking rates.