Drive In Racking and Forklift Pallet System Suppliers

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How do drive-in racking systems work?


Drive-in Racking is the ideal solution when space is at a premium, or high-density storage is required. It is very similar to block stacking but pallets are stored on cantilevered rails that run throughout the system. This not only makes the loading and retrieval of pallets simpler but also prevents goods becoming damaged, because each pallet is supported, and so other stock is not sitting directly on top of it.

Although forklifts can drive in to the racking, this system necessitates a first-in-last-out (FILO) principle, unless a drive-through system is used whereby pallets can be loaded or retrieved from either side of the block.

By eliminating aisles and lanes it is possible to maximise cubic space and this system enables more pallets to be stored per cubic metre than any other storage system. Stock rotation is limited so this system is best suited to the storage of seasonal goods or bulk goods of the same type.

Drive-in racking is particularly popular with clients with cold-store environments or those for whom efficient use of space is the ultimate priority.

Drive in racking systems

See what our client said about our drive-in racking solutions


“We wanted to maximize the storage capacity at our Waltham Cross facility and chose SEC for the project which was a great success, and seen through from start to finish in a very professional manner.”


Jason Green, Maintenance & Engineering Manager - Stubbins Food Partnerships

Advantages of a drive-in racking system


  • Reduction in aisle widths - Eliminates the need for operating aisles
  • Full Use of the Warehouse Cube - Opportunity to use up to 85% of the existing warehouse space with a drive-in racking system
  • Multiple SKUs - Allows for the storage of as many product types as there are lanes
  • Multi-Purpose - Excellent for use in cold stores and refrigerated facilities as the system makes maxiumum use of space; minimising cost in temperature-controlled environments
  • Effective and Affordable - Offers one of the best racking solutions on the market when considering the number of pallets stored against the floor space / area required

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Clients we have worked with...

Lantmännen Unibake UK Ltd
Saint-Gobain Isover
Stubbins Food Partnershipsd

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