6 November 2020

Shelving Options & What To Consider

You may be wondering what is the best shelving option for your requirements and what is best suited to the items you will be storing on it. With multiple options available it is important to be aware of the different types available.

The following factors assist in determining the best fitting shelving for your requirements:

Is there a budget for a storage solution in your facility?
What floor space is available for the storage system?
What height space is available?
What is the size of the items you will be storing?
How many different SKUs will you be storing on the shelving?

Shelving Options

Open Span Shelving Systems - Particle Board Shelves

Open Span (Long Span)

Long Span is the most common shelving system that we have available. It has a wide range of uses and suits most organisations requirements. It is constructed with end frames and cross beams between that run parallel to the floor. Shelf options include particle board, wire mesh and steel shelf panels.

It is a highly customisable storage system. The design and layout can be tailored around your space, needs and budget. Shelf levels can be different per bay. Beam levels can be adjusted within the increments of the slots on the upright frames.

Open Span is designed to hold medium to heavy duty storage. It is an ideal solution in warehouses and workshops for the storage of smaller items and great for a picking zone.
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Rolled Upright Shelving - Powder Coat Finish

Rolled Upright (RUT)

Rolled Upright Shelving (RUT) has become a popular option over the past few years for light to medium duty storage.

RUT shelving is roll-formed from premium pre-painted steel, to ensure durability and engineering integrity for warehouse storage applications.

Its design flexibility makes it ideal for integration into diverse environments ranging from industrial warehouses and storerooms, through to libraries, museums, retail outlets and offices.

RUT shelving's bolted construction forms a strong, stable storage unit, that can be easily extended, re-configured or relocated as storage needs change over time.

The integration with parts trays provide an ideal storage unit for small parts and components.
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Bridging Shelves


Coolroom Shelving as the name suggests is an effective storage solution that is suitable for coolroom or wet area environments.

The zinc plated system is economical option to choose and the most common option. The zinc plating offers protection against corrosion by water and moisture. It is an easy and straight forward storage system to assemble and if the need arises down the track, easy to move levels up or down.

It is ideal for use in commercial coolrooms, kitchens, food preparation areas, dry store zones and general storage areas.
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Gondola Shelving - Steel Shelves


Gondola Shelving is primarily used in retail stores for product display. It is easy shelving is easy to install. Options are available in either a single or double sided application.

Shelving units can be used with or without shelf levels to allow for the use of gondola accessories. A vary of accessories are available to assist with the display of hanging products.

Our gondola system is used widely in retail outlets including; pharmacies, supermarkets, convenience stores, service stations and hardware stores.
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