How a Drive In Rack System Can Be Utilized in Your Warehouse - S.W. Betz

Drive In Rack System
A drive in rack system may be a great choice for your facility. Read on to learn more about it!

If your warehouse deals with a very low number of SKUs, your storage needs are going to be very different from one that has a lot of SKUs. Having the right storage system in place will ensure that you streamline your processes in your facility and ensure that everything runs as efficiently as possible. If you’re looking for the solution to your storage problems, consider having a drive in rack system installed in your warehouse. This type of system is a great, low-cost option for a specific type of warehouse. Read on for more information about the drive in rack system.

The Benefits of a Drive In Rack System

A drive in rack system provides a high-density storage solution for warehouses that won’t break your budget. This lower capital investment can then be reinvested into other parts of your facility to increase efficiency, such as replacing loading dock equipment. Drive in rack systems offer a higher storage density for particular mixes of products and are commonly used in food manufacturing facilities or those with few SKUs to juggle.


A drive in rack system is not the best choice for some facilities, so you should carefully evaluate your options to determine if it is the best fit for your needs. Crucially, it does not allow for an increase in the number of SKUs you can store, so this inflexibility may not work for facilities looking to expand their product range in the future. It also requires standardized pallets and will undergo a lot of wear and tear from fork trucks. Drive in rack systems also operate on a LIFO (Last In, First Out) rotation, and it is difficult to rotate time sensitive products under this setup.

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The S.W. Betz Company, Inc. has been providing businesses in Maryland and beyond with all of their essential Weighing, Material Handling, Dock, and Warehouse equipment since 1933. We also offer warehouse layout and design logistics solutions from experienced, knowledgeable experts.
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