mobilized storage system helps consolidate space in automotive dealerships
Consolidating spare parts for production machinery provides a huge advantage for automotive dealerships who need to expand their operations without also expanding their facility. With consolidation, however, there is always the question of how to effectively store these spare parts in the least amount of space while still making them accessible and organized, especially if your space is already maxed out. An automotive dealership managed to do just that by replacing their existing stationary pallet racking system with mobilized storage.
an automotive dealership's solution to storing more in less space
The automotive dealership installed mobilized storage racking with carriages that move side-to-side on a rail system. The industrial-grade carriages can be configured with new or existing pallet racks, shelves, or cabinets; in this case, the dealership was able to integrate their existing pallet racking into the system. Since users are able to decide how many carriages to open at a time, the mobilized storage system eliminates unnecessary aisle space and doubles the amount of storage space in the same footprint for consolidating spare parts for production machinery.
The mobilized storage system was able to store almost 100% of the most important spare parts for production machinery that kept the dealership running, from small gaskets and motors to large pumps and transformers. The system is 16 feet high with four carriages that offer five separate levels of storage. To access parts, the mobilized system is equipped with a remote control so the aisle can be opened before the forklift even reaches the storage unit. Otherwise, users simply push a button at the desired carriage to open a 12-foot-wide aisle. The system is also built so that forklifts can easily maneuver within and outside of the system.
results of consolidating spare parts for production machinery in mobilized storage
The automotive dealership was able to gain 54% more storage capacity for consolidating spare parts for production machinery without having to expand their facility. There's even room for additional storage after the installation, and the dealership continues to produce 200,000 vehicles per year. With the mobilized storage system in place, workers can quickly locate, access, and deliver items even though there has been a major increase in the number of additional items and parts stored within the facility.
contact us for consolidating spare parts for production machinery
Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services to automotive departments who need to consolidate their parts without having to expand their facility. SSG will even provide a free consultation to determine your automotive dealership's exact needs before the design process begins. To learn more or to speak with an automotive storage specialist, call us at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message today.