In any warehouse situation space costs money...

Modern Warehouse with Two Forklift Trucks

Any means of maximising the space and increasing inventory levels can have a very beneficial effect on the bottom line.

There are many methods ofstoring products in a warehouse. Whatever the system you choose to operatethere are six key requirements:

  • Access – it is no good having stock that cannot be easily and quickly retrieved.
  • Safety – for inventory and staff reasons all storage systems must operate safely.
  • Product Format – will you be using palletised storage, packaged, bin or bulk materials or a mixture?  
  • Capacities – what height can you operate to and what load bearing is required?
  • Delivery and Removal – how are the products delivered to the storage area and is work required on them before they are despatched?
  • StockControl – what type of stock control or Warehouse Management System is to beused?  How will data be collected?
Modern Warehouse with Two Forklift Trucks

At Big Box Intralogistics we can advise you on what is the best solution for you and supply the storage equipment that best suits your needs.

We have divided our range of storage products into four areas:

PalletRacking is the most common form of storage...

Whether you require, a single racking bay or an extensive re-fit of your warehouse, Big Box Intralogistics can design and supply cost effective solutions to your racking needs.

These include:

  • Standard Pallet Racking - This is a system which gives access to a pallet without having to move other pallets. The pallets are stored on beams and are clearly visible to the forklift truck operator or robotics system.
  • Narrow Aisle Pallet Racking - Narrow Aisle Pallet Racking basically condenses Standard Pallet Racking into a smaller area creating more pallet locations. Narrow Aisle Pallet Racking requires specialist handling equipment such as a Narrow Aisle Trucks.
  • Other Racking - We also offer a range of more specialised racking including:

    • Drive In Racking
    • Double Deep Racking
    • Live Storage Systems
    • Cantilever Storage Systems
    • Tailor Made Design Systems

ShelvingSolutions are effective and come in a range of specifications...

The team at Big BoxIntralogistics will help you specify and design your shelving system.  As well as supply, we can also install it foryou.

These include:

  • Short Span Shelving - This is a systemthat is generally used for lighter items that are manually picked and packed.The shelves can be solid or tubular.
  • Long Span Shelving - This is used for products that are too big for short span shelving but not big enough to fit into the Pallet Racking range. Long span is designed to store products that are of a medium weight and are of different shapes and sizes.
  • Multi-tier Shelving - This is create dusing long and short span shelving. Additional storage floors can be incorporated into the shelving with walkway access. This maximises all available headroom.

Manual and Automated Picking Systems are essential in a modern warehouse...

At Big Box Intralogistics wecan supply manual equipment when we get to the product picking stage of aware house design. Our sister company Big Box Automation can advise on automated picking.

would automate some or all of the process. We can supply a wide range of manual handling equipment for the following picking methods:

  • Picker to Part/Piece Picking Method - This simple and most common method of order picking involves sending an employee through the warehouse or distribution centre with an order list and a container. The order picker either walks or drives along aisles to retrieve items specified for orders one by one from the warehouse storage area.
  • Zone Picking Method - With this method, each order picker is assigned to one specific zone and only picks orders within this zone. Each employee is incharge of a section and pulls from his or her section to accommodate incoming orders. A box may travel through many areas until the order is complete,usually using a conveyor belt.
  • Pickto Box Method - This method has a bit of basic automation involved. With the pick-to-box method, the box moves and may be packed by more than one picker.The picking area is structured to have a number of picking stations linked by a conveyor. The order picker fills the container with the products from his station and the box travels to the other picking stations until the customer order is fulfilled.
Mezzanine

A mezzanine floor is a costeffective solution to unlocking the potential and increasing the productivity ofyour existing building...

At Big Box Intralogistics weprovide concept, design, construction and installation for mezzanines,stairways and raised walkways.

Mezzanine Floors from Big BoxIntralogistics are perfect if you are:

  • Wanting to expand – don’t think additional ground space, think about using wasted roof space!
  • Don’t want to relocate – unlock the potential of the extra space above your head!
  • Need more capacity – use the unused height of your building to satisfy your growth needs.

Often designed to take a mezzanine floor at a later date, your high bay industrial unit allows your warehouse to grow with you. The advantages are:

  • No relocation issues or costs.
  • Ability to remain close to manufacturing/assembly.
  • Low cost development option.
  • Maximise overhead/running costs (rates, rent, light etc).
  • No additional security required.
  • No split warehousing.

Whether your mezzanine floor is a one-off project or part of a bigger refit or new build wework with you through all the stages.  We tailor the mezzanine design to your business needs and our service includes everything from the initial survey and quote to the handover after installation.

As well mezzanine floors Big Box Intralogistics also supply the access stairways(including handrails) and balustrades that go with them. We can also accommodate the fitting of lifts and inclined conveyors into mezzanine schemes,incorporating them into our designs.