So you have a warehouse. That’s great. But do you have the right equipment?
Finding warehouse equipment isn’t as simple as going down to Home Depot or Menards and loading some stuff in the back of your truck. Material handling equipment is large, heavy, and you don’t want to buy it just anywhere.
After all, your shelves and racks will hold very important cargo. Your ramps and dock boards need to support some serious weight. So how to you go about finding the right equipment. Well, before you do that, make sure you know what you need.
Figuring Out Your Needs
If you currently have equipment that you’re replacing, decide if your current system is working or not. Maybe it’s time for a change in layout. If you’re starting from scratch, plan ahead. Think of workflow, spacing needs, safety standards, etc.
You wouldn’t want to end up with equipment you don’t need. At the same time, you don’t want to be left without crucial pieces to your warehouse’s arsenal.
Of course, if you’re not sure what you need, you can always ask us. We have over 30 years of material handling experience, so you have a pretty good idea of what works best in a given situation.
Choosing the Best Brands
As we said before, you need to be able to trust loading equipment. That’s why it pays to buy quality brands. We’re talking company’s like Interlake, Mecalux, Penco, Copperloy, Bluff Manufacturing, Heartland Engineering, Bulldog Rack, and more.
With the right product from a trusted brand, you’re in business. Especially if you go somewhere that sells all of these brands. That way, you have more options AND you’re guaranteed to get the best deal.
If you’re looking to find yard ramps, pallet racks, dock boards, or anything thing else related to warehousing equipment, we recommend going with someone who has it all. Someone like, say, ourselves.
But that’s just our opinion.