Drive-in Racking

Drive-in Racking

Make maximum use of available space by eliminating work aisles between racks.

Perfect for homogeneous, low-rotation products with many single-SKU pallets.

The forklift trucks run inside the drive-in storage lanes


The drive-in system makes it possible to design rack layouts with different load modules


Drive-in racks are ideal for storing many pallets of the same SKU


Cross braces reinforce the structure that comprise the drive-in racks to protect the load in the event of seismic tremors


Forklift trucks travel along the lanes to store or remove pallets


Compact racks make it easier for handling equipment to load and unload goods


Forklift trucks run inside the drive-in storage lanes


The drive-in racking is the ideal storage system to maximise capacity of the installation


Drive-in system increases the capacity of the installation significantly


The high-density drive-in racking can be: drive-in or drive-through, depending on whether they access one aisle or two


Drive-in systems have multiple lanes through which handling equipment access pallets


GP rails are the most used to support the weight of the goods on drive-in racks


C brackets in the high-density systems indirectly support the weight of the goods


These brackets have two functions: support the weight of the goods and act as part of the support rail


The pallet centraliser is a key element in drive-in shelving: it makes it easier for forklifts to handle the goods


LPN guiderails are used when installations require product to be stored at ground level


The VGPC guide rail is very common in warehouses where forklifts operate in drive-in racks


Upright footplates of the racks have side protectors to keep forklifts from damaging the rack structure


In drive-in pallet racks, upright reinforcements are added to the frames to prevent the forklifts from damaging the structure


In extreme cases, double reinforcements can be added to the drive-in frames to prevent damage to the rack


At the entrance to the compact warehouse, there should be a signalling plate indicating the technical data of the installation


The drive-in system uses the maximum capacity of the warehouse, a key factor in cold-storage


In order to optimise the operation of a warehouse, drive-in racks tend to be combined with other storage systems


Drive-in racks can also comprise part of the warehouse structure and be turned into clad-rack installations


The storage channels of the drive-in racks can also be set up outdoors


The drive-in system is a racking system in which forklifts can access the goods through its storage channels


Drive-in racks in warehouses operator under the LIFO load order method


Drive-in racks can be either drive-in or drive-through, depending on whether the load can be accessed from one side or both


Safety margins are key so that forklifts do not damage the structure of drive-in racking


Upright footplates of the racks have side protectors to avoid damage to the structure


Although GP brackets are the most common, some pallets require an additional C support to protect the load


These pallet centraliser are used to guide the handling equipment in the loading and unloading of goods


The C brackets are specifically for installations where a long goods need storing


In drive-in racks, the guides minimise the risk of damage to the structure


In drive-in warehouses, the use of guide rails is essential to ensure operator safety


Yellow safety signs throughout the warehouse serve as guides for operators


Drive-in warehouses also support automation: Pallet Shuttle or stacker cranes can be included, among other elements


Main features of drive-in racks

Drive-in racking is a compact, accumulative storage system that makes optimum use of both vertical and horizontal space. It is the ideal solution for storing large quantities of single-SKU pallets and few product types.

Forklifts enter the storage lanes of drive-in racking to deposit and extract pallets. So, operating aisles are eliminated in this system, saving a great deal of available space.


  • Maximise effective control of facility space (up to 85%)
  • Eliminate unneeded operating aisles
  • Total oversight of storage and retrieval tasks
  • Store as many product types as there are load lanes

Two operating systems provide two different loading methods. First, drive-in pallet racking, with only one access aisle, where the first pallet in is the last one taken out. Second, the drive-through racking system, where goods can be accessed from both sides of the rack, meaning the first pallet in is the first one out (FIFO).

The industrial system is frequently used in cold stores (e.g. refrigerated and frozen goods) since it provides excellent space purposing. Thereby, your business minimises costs in a temperature-controlled environment.

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