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Racking and Shelving protection remains a top priority

Due to the substantial upfront investments business make when fitting new racking and shelving systems within warehouses, protecting these systems from damage remains a priority.

One of the major causes of damage to racking and shelving is done by the forklifts that operate within the warehouse. Driver negligence and a lack of experience are almost always the culprits, and even a small bump can severely compromise the integrity of these systems.

A damaged upright that is not fixed or replaced, can lead to a collapse, and subsequently thousands of rands in stock and infrastructure loss. In some cases, a collapsed upright can even cause a complete collapse of the warehouse. (insert link to video clip of warehouse collapse as per newsletter article)

Ensuring maintained and secure uprights is important no matter what is being stored, but becomes even more of a priority when the goods are of a significant weight. In these instances, extra precautions are generally taken in the form of beam supports and reinforcements, but event these can be compromised if there isn't further protection in place to combat forklift damage... view video

APC Storage Solutions SA is an authorised African supplier of Mecalux sheving, a leading European racking and shelving brand, and through this partnership offers a comprehensive range of Warehouse Protection Systems. Rack protect, column protect, guard post, concrete wrap, and corner protect systems are able to protect your installations from over 500, costly impacts!

Furthermore, the company also offers comprehensive driver training for all forklifts that it supplies as part of the installation.

APC Storage Solutions SA, though its dedicated material handing division, IHS Forklifts, offers a range of warehouse forklifts to handle any application and includes extensive service plans and workmanship guarantees.