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Industrial Shelving

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Specifically intended for industrial and commercial environments, our range of heavy duty industrial shelving is designed to take far greater loads and punishment than regular or more lightweight equivalents, keeping your warehouse organised and your workforce safe in the process.

Ideal for non-standard and non-palletised goods, no matter what size your unit, thanks our free design service our industrial shelving systems will fit perfectly, adapting to suit everything from a small storage room right up to a huge distribution centre, helping you extract maximum value from your facility.

Tony Winder
01/02/2024

This family owned firm is really on it. Our requirements were small compared to some of the big players in storage but, even so, we were treated courteously and efficiently by both father and son. A pleasure to deal with.

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Why choose Alternative Storage? 

Expert design and installation team with 30+ years experience

Fast, reliable and free shelving, racking and mezzanine design

Warehouse fit-out and installation specialists

New and pre-owned industrial storage equipment

Time served, specialist SEIRS installation team

Fantastic customer service and after sales support

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The UK’s Industrial Shelving Specialists

A well designed shelving system can transform the way you use your warehouse, effectively increasing the usable space within your building without the significant costs and upheaval that come with moving to a new facility. Adjustable and extremely flexible, all of our shelving systems can be customised to the unique requirements of each customer, and can be both reconfigured and, if necessary, relocated to suit the future plans of your business.

Available in a number of variants, from long span and short span, to multi-tier shelving systems, there’s an industrial shelving solution to suit almost every application, every one of which will increase storage density, guarantee easy access to your goods, and boost employee safety along the way.

Hassle-Free, Expert Service

From designing the required storage system, sourcing each unit and installing everything in a timely manner, our time-served shelving experts have got you covered. Backed up by more than 30 years’ experience, we start every job by carrying out a comprehensive on-site survey, assessing the size and layout of your warehouse before recommending the most appropriate industrial shelving system.

With the survey complete, we’ll pass this information over to our in-house design team who’ll then produce a detailed and intuitive CAD plan showing exactly how we propose to unlock the potential of your unit. Only once you’re happy will our SEIRS approved installation team hit site, completing each and every project to the very highest possible standard, and providing complete peace of mind throughout the entire process.

Perfect for storing large volumes of small items, non-palletised goods, and products that are being transported primarily by hand, short span shelving is ideal for small or medium facilities where floor space is at a premium.

Providing a heavy duty and extremely flexible storage solution, if installed correctly short span shelving offers easy access from either side, and can be supplemented by dividers and a whole host of other accessories in order to better organise and safeguard your inventory.

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Perfect for larger and bulkier items, long span shelving is extremely popular with a variety of industries due to its load capacity, robust construction, and its ability to accommodate larger and bulkier items such as large cartons, handheld tools and equipment.

Providing your team with easy access thanks to large, unhindered openings, their modular construction ensures that multiple shelving units can be installed together providing a far larger and more flexible storage area tailored to the specific size and layout of your warehouse.

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The ultimate industrial shelving system, multi-tier shelving is specifically designed to increase storage density and extract maximum value and efficiency from your warehouse, particularly where floor space is at a premium.

Ideal for smaller units or those with high ceilings, multi tier shelving systems provide safe, secure and easily accessible storage for your inventory, holding goods across multiple levels without the need to install a new structural floor or invest in a relocation.

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What is industrial shelving?

Unlike regular shelving – the kind you might have in your home, shed or garage – industrial shelving is considerably more robust and is typically designed for industrial or commercial environments. Taking a heavier load and built to last, industrial shelving is engineered with safety in mind and is often extremely flexible. Not only is it usually possible to change the height of the individual shelves, it’s also possible to organise the shelving units themselves in a layout that’s tailored to the unique size and shape of your unit.

Industrial shelving is ideal for non-palletised items (i.e. items that aren’t stored on pallets) and provides easy access for operatives. Perfect for small to medium facilities, those with high turnover products, those with a relatively low ceiling height, or anyone looking to load/unload items by hand, industrial shelving is a flexible, cost-effective and easily relocatable storage solution.

Can you install as well as supply?

100%. Unlike many industrial storage specialists, we don’t just supply shelving, pallet racking or mezzanine systems. Instead, our time-served, SEIRS approved installation teams will also install it for you as well. By choosing Alternative Storage Systems, you’re not only getting the benefit of the equipment warranty, but we’ll also guarantee the quality of our installation service, too.

What’s more, our in-house design team will also design a storage solution to suit the specific requirements of your business and warehouse, completely free of charge.

Can you supply pre-owned as well as new shelving?

We certainly can. Whilst brand new shelving is a great choice for many, for those with a limited budget (or who simply don’t need or can’t justify the cost) second hand industrial shelving is 100% the way forward! By choosing pre owned shelving from Alternative Storage Systems, you’re gaining the same heavy duty shelving at a fraction of the price, ready for almost immediate delivery and installation by our SEIRS approved installation team.

If you’re interested in buying second hand short span, long span, or multi tier shelving, please get in touch.

Do you offer a warehouse design service?

We certainly do. All industrial shelving, pallet racking and mezzanine floor sales come complete with our free, in-house design service.

Backed up by more than 30 years of industrial storage experience, we’ll use AutoCAD to produce precise, detailed, and easy-to-understand plans (backed up by common sense, jargon-free advice) that’ll help you get the most out of your warehouse.

Do you travel throughout the UK?

Yes! From Devon to Inverness and everywhere in between, we travel throughout the UK, designing, supplying, and installing high quality storage systems to warehouses, commercial units, retail premises and more. Whether you need industrial shelving, pallet racking, or mezzanine floors, we offer a truly nationwide service.

How do I know what type of storage system I need? And how much I can fit in my warehouse?

Easy… we’ll tell you! With more than three decades of industry experience, our time-served experts are perfectly placed to advise on the most appropriate solution for your warehouse. From mezzanines and pallet racking to shelving and beyond, they’ll take the time to get to know you, your facility and your challenges, carrying out a detailed on-site assessment before making their professional recommendations. That’ll include the type of storage system you need, and the amount of storage (e.g. the storage density or pallet count etc.) your facility can take.

I have a limited budget. Can you still help me?

Absolutely. As a family business built on family values, we’re focused on value and customer service rather than our bottom line. We love working with companies with a lower budget – or those who simply don’t see the need to invest in brand new equipment – and offer a range of great value and pre-owned shelving, pallet racking and even mezzanine floors to suit almost all budgets.

I have an existing shelving system that’s not working for me. Can you help?

Of course. Almost every day we speak with organisations who’ve either outgrown their existing shelving system, have been sold the wrong type of shelving, or are struggling with a shelving layout that simply doesn’t work. Most of the time we’re able to simply reconfigure what’s there but, if additional shelving is needed, we can supply either new or pre-owned shelving to create your ideal layout.

If the shelving you have simply isn’t suitable at all, however, we’ll do our best to part exchange it for some new or high quality second hand equipment in order to keep your costs down.

I have limited floor space in my warehouse. How can I get more space without relocating?

The answer to this question depends in part upon how much additional storage space you need, and what you’re looking to do with all of that extra space.

If your products are non-palletised and you’re already using all of your available floorspace for shelving, either a multi-tier shelving system or a mezzanine floor (with additional shelving on top) could be the way forward. If you keep all of your products on pallets, however, then either a narrow aisle or a drive in / drive through pallet racking system might be ideal.

Whatever storage challenge you’re facing, we’re here to help. With over 30 years of industrial storage experience, we’ll be able to assess your unit and your requirements before recommending the best value and most appropriate solution for your business.

I need a solution in place ASAP. How quickly can you deliver?

Quickly! We understand that, for our clients, time is money. And lost time and productivity means both revenue and profit are taking a hit. Whilst we’re able to provide brand new storage systems with a modest lead time, unlike most firms we almost always hold a huge stock of pallet racking, industrial shelving and even mezzanine floors. Not only do these offer exceptional value for money, they’re also available almost immediately.

I need more storage but can’t afford any downtime or disruption. Is that possible?

Yes, it is, although that could depend upon a number of different factors. Having worked in industrial storage for more than 30 years, we’re experts in installing shelving, racking and mezzanines with minimal or even no drop in productivity. Our ability to do this will depend upon the nature of your work, the size and layout of your facility, your working hours and so on.

If this is a concern to you, simply get in touch. A member of our installation team will be on hand to help.

I stock larger, heavier but non-palletised items. What’s the best type of shelving for me?

If you stock larger, heavier but non-palletised items, long span shelving is almost certainly going to be the best shelving solution for your business. Featuring robust construction and wider, more accessible bays, long span shelves can be adjusted in height and can be organised in all manner of layouts to suit the specific requirements of your warehouse.

I stock small to medium sized products. What is the best type of shelving for me?

If your inventory is made up of small to medium sized products, a short span shelving system is likely to be the most appropriate solution. Robust, flexible, and completely relocatable, shortspan shelving provides a great way of organising and accessing your items safely, as well as offering exceptional value for money.

Can industrial shelving be relocated?

Absolutely. By its very nature, even the most heavy duty industrial shelving can be adjusted, added to, or even completely dismantled by a firm such as Alternative Storage Systems. With that complete, our SEIRS approved installation team can then transport your existing shelving system to your new location, setting it back up again in the most optimal layout for your facility.

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Whether you’re looking for a pallet racking or shelving system for your new warehouse, or you need to increase your facility’s capacity with a mezzanine floor, we’d love to hear from you. Simply get in touch and a member of our team will be happy to help.