Tag: racking supplier in uk
22Nov

Id like to explain in simple terms the origins and history in which Rivet Racking evolved into the storage industry market and how it has changed the way we store our goods and products.

Historically and goods that could be stored and lifted manually were stored on what we now call generically Dexion shelving. A tried and tested nut and bolted shelving system consisting of 4 uprights and the appropriate no of shelves bolted together to form a bay or shelving unit. The length of shelves varied from 80cm-120cm  but usually 90cm x varying depths from 25cm to 90cm.

Once eventually constructed ,Dexion style shelves where strong and served their purpose well , however the flaws to actually install it compared to Rivet shelving eventually saw its downfall in the commercial sector , although its still available in various forms in the domestic market. So along came the 1990,s and the birth of Rivet shelving or Riveter in the US where it originated.

Rivet shelving essentially eliminated the use of nuts and bolts to construct the units. Instead the Rivet shelving system consists of slotted uprights and a profiled beam , typically fro 30cm long to a max of 244 cm long with widths from 30cm to 120cm. The beams have 2 large rivets in each end which secure into the uprights with a gentle tap of a hammer, and form the strength in the structure. This also applies to the depth. Once you have assembled a skeleton rivet shelving unit you can add either a chipboard or steel deck.

Bolted shelving would usually take 40 – 45 mins to construct a single unit. Rivet shelving can be assembled in a third of that time and furthermore the constraints on dimensions mean that you can install a single bay upto 244cm rather than 90cm. Loading capacities on Rivet shelving are extremely high upto 800kgs per level uniformly distributed. Rivet shelving is so versatile , and can be shortened to make rivet work benches and you can even add castors to make mobile rivet shelving bays or benches. Rivet shelving also has a value when used as its so simple and easy to dismantle and reinstall.

Dexion style bolted shelves were so labour intensive to dismantle that the cost to take down often equalled their used value, making rivet racking an investment for the future if your business grows or moves.

Eastwoodrc stock rivet racking in every size from stock ans have a fully trained installation team if required.So in short, if you have hand stack-able goods that need easy access and adjustment, rivet racking should be perfect. Please call our team for friendly advice and short delivery times on rivet racking from our vast stock.

24May

An ideal business is one that can meet every demand of its customer. In order to fulfil your customer’s needs, you must have enough stock and hence enough storage space required for it. As your business develops you may run out of storage space. Racks help you to store your goods efficiently in the available space. Racks are essential and ubiquitous elements of modern warehouses, manufacturing facilities, retail centres, and other storage and distribution facilities. They help you to store more goods within the available space while creating a safer working environment for your employees.

Eastwood Racking Company is an experienced racking supplier in UK offering a wide range of racking solutions for businesses.

Racking system helps you to increase your storage space and thus your productivity. A racking system uses the vertical space of the warehouse rather than the floor space. Thus, it helps you to make use of the maximum space. Maximum space means maximum storage and maximum productivity. Using racking system will save you from the extra cost of renting or buying a new property. They help you to avoid obstacles within the floor space which in turn helps you to improve your employee’s production output. Organising your goods makes it easy to find and move them safely and efficiently. A clean floor space can reduce the risk of your employee’s getting injured or your goods getting damaged.

Racking system can also add on to the aesthetic appeal of your business as they give a neat and professional look. Eastwood Racking Company has a broad range of storage solutions including Longspan Racking, Rivet Racking, Cantilever and Vertical Racks. Established in 1962, Eastwood Racking Company has evolved within the storage industry for the past 56 years. Being a reputed racking company in UK they are updated with every new trend in the industry. They are capable of providing expert solutions to all your storage needs, whether your products are long, oddly shaped, heavy or bulky.

Eastwood Racking Company offers cost-effective and superior racking solutions to businesses across the UK. Their products are made up of high-quality materials thus making them most durable and reliable. Once you choose their products they make sure to deliver those quickly and efficiently.

16May

The USA and UK both pioneered the introduction of boltless racking back in the 1950s and for a number of years led the way with very little of no competition.

Slowly the countries of Europe followed suit and by the mid 1980s new racking was being manufactured all over Europe and even behind the Iron curtain , and became a serious contender in both quality and price. Entering the Millenium saw the emergence of China in the market .

Initially the prices where up to 50% cheaper although consumer confidence initially was low , with quality issues which where later resolved. Then came Brexit .

More uncertainty with regards to tarifs on imported goods, and the prospect of a weaker pound sterling making imports a less attractive choice. That had to be good news for Uk based manufacturers . A level playing field for price quicker lead times and goverment investment in manufacturing. So all in all the market has gone full circle and given way for our UK racking manufacturers to flourish again .

16May

Around 1980 , Eastwood Racking Co welcomed Longspan Racking into its product range.

Historically , most business storing goods where limited to bolt together shelves which where hard to install or Heavy Pallet Racking , cumbersome for lighter duty applications.

Longspan racking was then a revolutionary product ! Customers now had a wider choice from Eastwood racking company. Longspan racking explained simply is a boltless racking system ideally suited to med /heavy duty applications up to 900 Kgs per level.

The Longspan system comprises a frame or upright that has bolted cross bracing for stability.The frames have a series of holes which Longspan beams boltlessly connect into.

Longspan frames accept the beams from both sides so an uprights or frames connect the structure using 2 frames as a “Starter Bay” then subsequent bays simply add on

Longspan beams are usually a Z style profile with a 22mm step to accept Longspan Chipboard decking or whichever deck is most suitable.

  • 18mm or 22mm Longspan chipboard decking
  • Open steel mesh longspan decking
  • Solid profiled galvanised steel longspan decking
  • Sawn or planed open or closed timber slatted decks.

So clearly the longspan racking system is adaptable to most storage situations and is easily installed by anybody !

Frames vary from 2.o metres to 12 metres (spliced) in heights

Depth 600 mm 800mm 900mm 1000mm 12200mm

Beam lengths 900mm 1200mm 1500mm 1800mm 2100mm 2400mm 2700mm

Cross supports also available in all sizes.

Eastwood Racking company prides itself in having all these sizes in stock at all times. This includes the Standard longspan chipboard decking.

So in closing if your storage problem includes light , medium or bulky goods handled by a person stacking them by hand, longspan racking is the perfect choice for you, without the prohibitive uprights in the way .

We hope that Eastwood racking can help with your longspan racking needs however big or small.