Using Mezzanine Floors for Warehousing and Distribution
Businesses are constantly trying to find ways to improve the efficiency of their warehouses and distribution centres. Employing extra staff and incorporating new technology can be one way to improve your operations, but how else can you make improvements?
A single or multi-level steel mezzanine floor with racking can massively increase the amount of stock you can hold. You can also store items out of the way that are less popular or not in constant use. This can be especially helpful for businesses that store seasonal items or have high value products that need to be kept somewhere isolated and away from danger. If you are storing stock at a height then mezzanine flooring can also be customized to include edge protection systems which keep your employees safe and prevents any costly accidents.
For your pickers and packers it’s very important that your warehouse is easy to navigate. By carefully organising your stock with racking you can stop your warehouse from becoming a maze and bring down delivery times for your customers. If you have clerical staff you could also use mezzanine flooring to provide a space for them to conduct their work away from noise and potential disruption on the warehouse floor.
Importantly, mezzanine floors also represent great value for money. Many business owners will often consider relocating as a way of fostering expansion but underestimate the disruption to trade and the cost of purchasing new property, two key factors which can make the relocation process very expensive. Mezzanine flooring utilises space that you already have, so you don’t have to endure the financial headache of a move.
If you want to expand your business with as little disruption as possible, then a mezzanine floor is the right option for you. It is easy to erect, usually requires no planning permission and is much more cost effective than relocating. For further information or to find out how a mezzanine floor could benefit your business, please contact us on 01730 237 190 or visit our website http://www.hi-levelmezzanines.co.uk/industry-sectors/warehousing/.
For other uses of mezzanine floors, please have a read of our guide to the uses of a mezzanine floor.