6 Benefits of Storage Equipment That Affect Your Bottom Line


Most manufacturing companies find that it is nearly impossible to operate efficiently, safely and cost-effectively without the right material handling equipment. Furthermore they find customization of that equipment enhances it's numerous benefits. There are many types of material handling equipment including:

Let’s take a look at storage equipment in particular and how it helps manufacturers control costs, maximize productivity and increase output.  

What Is Storage Equipment?


Storage equipment is any equipment used for holding or buffering materials over a period of time (and may include transport) typically they help preserve valuable work floor space. Having enough space to work plays a significant role in product protection, worker safety and lean manufacturing. To reap the benefits, however, it is important to make sure the equipment matches the specific needs of your environment. Sure, material handling equipment may be purchased ready-made, but in many cases only a custom solution will do.

Examples include:

  • Bins
  • Shelving
  • Racks (for hanging)
  • Carousels

These types of storage have a lot of mounting options for instance casters can be added to create a rolling cart or stationary legs with delrin capped feet to prevent marring of surfaces.

6 Benefits of Storage Equipment 

Simply put, manufacturing companies can greatly reduce excess operating costs and increase profitability by adding storage equipment. Customization further enhances the numerous benefits easily storing materials has to offer. Storage equipment can:

  • 1. Offer better inventory control
  • 2. Free skilled employees to perform higher-value activities
  • 3. Improve product protection of valuable inventory
  • 4. Improve work flow and shorten production times
  • 5. Reduce storage footprint requirements
  • 6. Reduce employee injuries with better ergonomics
Custom Material Handling Equipment

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This custom material handling manufacturer creates a wide variety of warehouse and assembly line solutions to improve work flow and employee safety. Discover how to take your business to the next level by investing in custom industrial carts. work positioners, lift tables & industrial racks.