Many warehouses and distribution centers face the issue of outgrowing their facility. When a business has a production line or has heavy traffic in the shipping and receiving departments, storage space is vital.
A warehouse mezzanine, which is an elevated platform that is installed between the floor and the ceiling, can be added to increase space by utilizing the vertical space that already exists in the facility. The space beneath the mezzanine can also be utilized for multiple applications including storage and production.
Benefits of Choosing a Warehouse Mezzanine
Mezzanine systems are beneficial for both small and large businesses. It will help a small business expand their production potential and their ability to grow. Industrial mezzanines help increase storage space, which is one of the most valuable commodities for suppliers and manufacturers. For bigger distribution centers, they can be added with more than one floor to really capitalize space.
Warehouse mezzanines can also expand your footprint without having to move locations. It can be costly to move operations along with having employees adjust their commute. By adding a mezzanine system to the current location, it allows the business to keep local customers and cuts the cost of construction down.
Not only do mezzanines offer more storage space, they can also act as the perfect vantage point to ensure warehouse safety and efficiency. Except for a few anchors, a mezzanine requires very few changes to the building construction to install and are portable and flexible to fit any space.
Warehouse Mezzanine Types
There are several mezzanine options to consider.
A freestanding warehouse mezzanine system, or structural mezzanine, allows for maximum use of the floor and provides easy assembly and disassembly. The wide-span design eases traffic flow under the structure and is ideal for parts and product storage and conveyor support.
A rack supported mezzanine provides additional storage areas above or between pallet racks, or catwalks. This system allows for multiple locations for loading and unloading pallets simultaneously within the racking system.
Shelving supported mezzanine systems are an ideal option for expanding storage of smaller items above shelving. The shelving serves as a base for the mezzanine and is an economical way to expand existing space. However, it is the least flexible option for reconfiguration.
REB Storage Systems International has more than 50 years of experience designing and installing mezzanine systems in warehouses and distribution centers. Our vast experience makes us able to assess the needs of any space and determine which type of mezzanine is ideal to provide you with a mezzanine that is the right solution for your needs.
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