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Warehouse Systems for Pallet Storage
Here in the UK there are numerous pallet racking systems used for warehouse storage of pallets. Whether you are a manufacturer or you are a third party distributor, Apex Storage Limited prides itself on providing the right pallet racking system for each racking project.
Wide Aisle Racking is the most widely used storage system for palletised loads. Single and double sided runs of racking are separated by wide aisles to suit the customers existing fork lift trucks.
Narrow Aisle Racking consists of the same basic components as wide aisle racking but with the runs of racking placed closer together eliminating the wasted space of a wide aisle. The pallets can be stored to a greater height to maximise all available space. The pallets are accessed via specialist trucks which are guided in the aisles by either wire in the floor or floor mounted guide rail.
Very narrow aisle and crane served racking provides the most space efficient way of storing pallets with all of the aisle width reduced to the very minimum and racking heights of up to 30 metres.
Drive In (Drive Through) Racking is used where high density storage is required. It is frequently used in facilities with a low number of product lines. Pallets are stored in a block system with two blocks generally served by one operating aisle. The trucks drive into the racking to load or retrieve pallets which are stored on cantilevered rails running throughout the system. The first pallet in is the last pallet out unless a Drive Through system is used, whereby pallets can be loaded or retrieved from either side of the block.
Push Back Racking is a form of live storage with pallets being stored two, three or four deep. pallets are loaded onto a trolley or carrier which pushes the other pallets back up a channel rail. When a pallet is removed from the system the remaining ones in that lane will roll forward. Pallets are accessed from one side only.
Pallet Live Storage
Pallet Live Racking comprises sloping roller beds supported on pallet racking to form a block. Pallets are loaded in to the system at the on-load face and roll forward to the off-load face from where they are removed from the system.
Mobile Pallet Racking
Mobile racking is easily configured to utilise the most space available for the storage of pallets. The racking is mounted on a mobile chassis which move along guided rails installed within the floor.  This design is often used for cold stores, where the maximum amount of space can be used for storage.
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Birmingham, Sheffield, Wigan

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Apex Storage Systems are able to supply various pallet racking systems including the Apex racking system (manufactured in the UK by Apex Space Solutions Limited). 

All pallet racking products for sale on this web site are manufactured in the UK in accordance with the codes of practice in design and safety of SEMA (the UK Storage Equipment Manufacturers Association).








Here at we specialise in industrial storage equipment from heavy duty pallet racking to small parts storage systems. We are passionate about what we do and are fully committed to providing the right solution at the right price for each of our valued customers. You can buy racking on line at competitive prices by clicking on the BUY PALLET RACKING NOW link.
RACKING SYSTEMS - We offer many pallet racking systems including wide aisle racking, narrow aisle pallet racking, very narrow aisle racking, drive in racking, push back racking, pallet live storage and mobile pallet racking.
SHELVING SYSTEMS - We offer many shelving systems including industrial, long span (longspan), bolted, adjustable, regal 4000 shelving, carton live storage and mobile shelving.
Whatever your requirement we provide practical impartial advice to ensure you make the right purchase. We take great care in sourcing our products to enable us to offer you high quality systems from stock and suppliers such as Link 51, Dexion, Hi-Lo, Polypal, Planned, Redirack, SSI Schaefer, Linpac Storage Systems and Apex Space Solutions. Whether you are looking for pallet racking, shelving, mezzanine floors, small parts storage, racking repairs or a complete warehouse system you can be sure we will use the best products at our disposal.
Apex Storage Limited aim to develop and maintain excellent relationships with our customers to develop the right solution for each and every project - we aim for 100% customer satisfaction.
In addition to providing new systems Apex Storage Limited provide an excellent racking inspection service. Customers receive a detailed rack inspection report together with the rack inspection survey sheets clearly identifying rack damage and areas of concern. We also provide a racking repair service to compliment the rack inspections.
Apex Storage Ltd are in business to form long term working relationships, we are passionate about the products we sell and take great care and pride in the exceptional level of service we provide before and after the sale. If you have any questions or need more information on the pallet racking or shelving systems please contact us at or ring us on 0844 2577 250 as we are happy to help.
  Pallets and Pallet Types

Pallet Racking is designed to accommodate products of various shapes and sizes supported on pallets. The design of the pallet directly influences the design of the racking.

Pallets allow products to be moved mechanically; by FLT's (fork lift trucks, hand pallet trucks, stacker cranes and conveyor systems. The top face of the pallet can be open or close boarded with provision for forks created by either blocks or bearers. The gap created is generally around 110mm.

Generally pallets stored on racking have to be good quality pallets (GKN Chep or simillar) with a perimeter base. Poor quality (one way) pallets are usually not strong enought o support the product on pallet racking and either timber decks or pallet support bars are required.

Column Guards 

Apex Storage Limited provide a wide range of column guards. Column guards or rack protectors are commonly used to protect the pallet racking uprights which can be damaged by FLT's (fork lift trucks). We can offer protection to standard rack uprights using a variety of different column guards.

Our standard range of column guards are used for the protection of pallet racking uprights from impacts from FLT's or pallets. Impact damage to the rack upright can lead to critical component failure and at worst a rack collapse. 

Using our range of column guards provides protection to all standard pallet racking uprights. Select from our 2 or 3 sided column guards standard to heavy duty options. In addition to rack upright protection you can use our column protectors to protect mezzanine columns

End of Rack Barriers

End of rack barriers are designed to protect your investment from damage by fork lift trucks (FLT's). The level of protection varies depending on speed of operation and competence of FLT driverss.