Drive-In Pallet Racking Systems for Maximal Efficiency

In the simplest of terms, drive-in racking is a high-density storage solution that is an affordable alternative to other methods of storage racking. With a selection of multiple racks with a series of lanes that are accessed by forklifts to put items into storage or retrieve pallets or other items, increasing the storage capacity of your facilities.

We have everything you need to resolve your storage issues here at D&R Racking, with a variety of different pallet racking systems available to purchase.

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There are two different types of compact racking systems to choose from, LIFO (last in, first out) which only requires a single access aisle for a forklift and is commonly known as drive-in pallet racking and then drive-through racking, which is FIFO (first in, first out) and requires two accesses on each side of the racking. Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

What is Drive-In Racking?

If you’re unsure of what drive-in racking is, it is essentially a pallet storage system that is used to maximise storage space in places like warehouses. The compact racking system is a great way of controlling stock, and its use of lanes makes its structure ideal for product reference. There are many advantages to drive-in pallet racking and that is why it’s a popular choice for dynamic warehouse storage systems. 

Drive-In Racking - Cost and Dimensions

When it comes to the cost of drive-in racking system designs, it can vary depending on the size of your warehouse and the dimensions of the racking you will need. The average dimensions for drive-in pallet racking are typically 40 inches wide as that is the size of GMA pallets. Most drive-in pallet racking dimensions allow for around one inch of space on either side of the pallet to ensure it is in the racking safely.

How is Drive-In Racking Used in Warehouses?

 

Drive-in pallet racking systems are typically used within warehouses due to their ability to store high volumes of pallets. Although drive-in racking isn’t suitable for smaller warehouses due to its need for forklifts, drive-in pallet racking operates on a LIFO (last in, first out) process. Drivers place pallets on one end of the racking system and then new products are loaded in front of older ones. As only one side of the racking system is needed it means it can be installed against a wall with aisles on either side.

Best Drive-In Pallet Racking for Sale: What Customers Are Saying

Ian Mahon
Ian Mahon
2023-11-09
Great service. Easy to deal with. No issues.
martin taundry
martin taundry
2023-10-27
D&R racking recently installed a Mezzanine floor and some racking on one of our projects and we found from the initial enquiry to the finish install that they were extremely helpful and professional, and we wouldn't use anybody else. We definitely recommend these guys
Catalin Tudorache
Catalin Tudorache
2023-10-19
Very happy about this place.I received my items in 20 minutes and Dave answered all my questions. First time when i use D&R Racking but definitely not the last
Andy Dallas
Andy Dallas
2023-10-13
Bloody good job, Racking fit perfectly,guys in the office were very helpful and informative, and the lads fitting it were helpful & accommodating to our business needs to help us continue to trade whilst they built it. This is the 4th time we have used DnR Racking and there is no doubt we would recommend to others and continue to use them in the future
Phil Jones
Phil Jones
2023-10-13
The lads recently fitted racking and a Mezzanine floor here at Midland Escalators LTD. A professional, hard working outfit and a lovely bunch of lads as well. We would highly recommend D&R racking LTD and we would definitely use them again when the need arises.
Eamonn Jones
Eamonn Jones
2023-09-08
Used D&R to relocate some pallet racking and dismantle an unused section of racking. The guys who came to do the work were very professional, got straight on with the work and cleaned up after themselves. Very good service.
H & Jodies
H & Jodies
2023-07-13
We had an amazing experience with D & R Racking when purchasing second-hand racking from them. The quality of the racking was as good as new, and their service, delivery, and installation were fantastic. We would like to extend a big thank you to Jim, who organized the whole project. His professionalism, expertise, and attention to detail ensured a seamless and enjoyable experience. The team at D & R Racking demonstrated exceptional quality, service, and overall customer satisfaction. We highly recommend them for all your storage needs.
Gareth Little
Gareth Little
2023-07-13
We have used D&R Racking many times for all of the racking requirements at our Roofing Merchants in Brierley Hill. They are very easy to deal with, quick in responding and priced competitively. Great service all round!
Abolfazl Bayat
Abolfazl Bayat
2023-07-11
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Drive-In Pallet Racking - Frequently Asked Questions

What is drive-in and drive-through racking?

Drive-in and drive-through racking are two types of compact storage racking systems that can enhance stock control and storage space in warehouses. With drive-in racking working on a LIFO system and drive-through racking working on a FIFO system.

What is the difference between a pallet flow rack and a drive-in rack?

Drive-in pallet racking systems require you to drive into the racking system, whereas a pallet flow racking system has pallets that flow to the front for picking.

What are the disadvantages of a drive-in racking system?

Drive-in racking systems aren’t always suitable for all types of products due to their LIFO stocking system. Drive-in pallet racking systems can be difficult to manage and can occasionally lead to lost products. There is also the risk of damage to your drive-in racks from your forklifts due to a high amount of traffic in and out of the system.

How much does it cost to rack a pallet?

The cost of racking a pallet will depend on several different factors such as the type of racking needed, the amount of racking required, and the project management required to install the racking.

What other pallet racking systems do you offer?

At D&R Racking, we supply and install a wide selection of pallet racking systems including double deep racking, wide aisle racking, tyre racking, tool racking, carpet racking as well as several shelving systems and accessories. Explore our pallet racking systems here.  

What is the difference between FIFO and LIFO?

FIFO is the process of first in, first out and LIFO is where the items last in are first out.

How to get started with pallet racking systems

In the modern competitive business world, an ineffective inventory management system in your warehouse can hinder your operations and damage your reputation. Installing the correct pallet racking system, optimised for your unique company needs, can be a real game changer and you don’t need to trawl through a minefield of information to discover the efficient solution for you. The ideal pallet racking solution for your company comes down to a few important criterions. Firstly, it is important to consider your storage needs and the dimensions and weight of the goods you wish to store. Then it is paramount to survey your available area to ascertain how a pallet system can snugly fit whilst providing adequate access whenever required. Finally, you must calculate your budget for the system as the intention is to streamline your operations without damaging other areas of your business.

If this sounds a little overwhelming don’t worry, at D&R Racking, we have the experience and expertise to complete this for you. Get in touch with our helpful team to explore your options with a specialist who will direct you to the perfect pallet racking system for you.