Industrial drawer shelving is a storage solution that has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its versatility and efficiency in organizing small parts, tools and supplies. This modular drawer system is beneficial in industrial facilities such as workshops, factories and warehouses where organization and accessibility are critical for productivity and safety.

Industrial drawer shelving combines traditional steel shelving with space-efficient, customizable small parts storage drawers to organize and optimize parts picking. The modular drawer shelving system offers many advantages over bin storage.

Read on to learn more about industrial drawer shelving benefits, features and more. To see more industrial storage solutions, view our market page.

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Benefits of Modular Drawer Shelving

Space Savings

drawer shelving systemModular drawer storage shelving use space better than a plastic bin system. Traditional shelving with bins tends to be inefficient in terms of space utilization. Space must be left above each bin to enable users to see and reach into the bins. Often, the bins do not extend to the full depth of the shelf, leaving wasted space between the bin and the back of the shelving unit.

Industrial modular drawer shelving allows you to reclaim this wasted space. The space-efficient modular drawers come with adjustable dividers to allow you to store parts of all sizes efficiently. The drawers are fully extendable, so there’s no need to leave space for reaching into the storage compartments. Industrial storage drawers fully utilize every inch of storage space. Switching from traditional bin shelving to modular drawer shelving can reduce your storage space requirements by up to 400%.


Modular drawers make stored parts more accessible, saving time and improving efficiency and productivity. Modular drawer shelving offers greater visibility than bin shelving; pulling out a drawer lets you instantly see all the stored parts in a glance rather than searching through bins. Plus, you don’t have to stick your hand into a bin or remove the bin from the shelf to retrieve needed items. The fully extendable modular drawers offer quick and easy access to stored parts to save time and increase efficiency.


modular drawer shelvingIndustrial drawer shelving affords far more security than open bin shelving. The durable industrial drawers keep stored parts enclosed and protected from dust and several security features are available to control access to the drawer shelving system.

You can lock the entire set of drawers with a single key and a vertical security bar, or you can opt for a system that allows you to lock individual drawers. Key systems for multiple users are available. Optional locking doors are also available in solid steel or clear polycarbonate.


Industrial shelving with drawers are customizable and facilitates the best organization for your storage. The shelves with drawers are available in several standard dimensions, with custom drawer dimensions available. Each drawer contains adjustable partitions to accommodate a variety of small parts and supplies.

Industrial drawer shelving can be purchased as shelving units with drawers, or modular drawers can be purchased separately and installed into your existing shelving units. They are compatible with almost any steel industrial shelving.

Industrial Drawer Shelving Features

shelving units with drawersModular drawer shelving units provide versatile, heavy-duty storage. You can choose from shelving units with four to 10 drawers depending on your storage needs or install the modular drawers into your existing shelving units. We recommend installing drawers at an ergonomic waist height for storing small to mid-sized parts, leaving open shelves above and below for storing large or bulky items. Visit our online store to shop for drawer shelving.

Modular drawer shelving features include:

  • A load capacity of up to 400 lbs per drawer
  • Closed sides and back panels
  • Floor anchor kit
  • Adjustable shelves
  • Drawer mounting brackets
  • Optional adjustable partitions and divider compartments
  • Available in 20 standard colors

Shelf dimensions:

  • Widths: 36″, 42″, 48″
  • Depths: 18″, 24″
  • Heights: 75″, 87″

How Modular Drawer Shelving Works

These modular storage systems consist of heavy-duty shelving with drawers of various heights. The fully extendable drawers open independently and contain partitions for storing parts of different sizes.

Modular drawers integrate with most brands of industrial shelving, so you can purchase the modular drawers on their own and install them into your existing shelving units. The drawers come with mounting brackets compatible with any commercial steel shelving. Install the mounting brackets in your shelving, hook the drawer brackets in place and install the drawers to the brackets. This easy modification can save you money compared to replacing your entire shelving system.

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See specifications and pricing for open & closed shelving, sliding bin shelving, shelving with drawers, and bulk rack.

Contact Us for Industrial Drawer Shelving

Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services for industrial shelving systems, including modular drawer cabinets and shelving. We will also provide a free consultation to determine your needs and specifications before the design begins. To learn more or to speak with a specialist, call us at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message today.



Industrial Testimonials


“Working with Southwest Solutions including Matt, Susan, and especially Brad was great. They provide amazing customer service. Brad and the install team were especially great. Very professional, easy to work with, and did the work quickly and very well with very little input from us. If we need help with carousel storage moves, parts, or new equipment we will start with Southwest Solutions. ”

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“The team at Southwest Solutions were nothing short of fantastic. First meeting with Craig, I received a customized design, in person, based on my office needs while still maintaining an efficient layout and being cost effective. Craig explained everything clearly, allowing me to understand that as modular mill-work, I would be able to move it if I ever changed offices, but without the added sales pressure to immediately make a decision. Once I had decided, I worked with Chris who assisted in picking out the finishes and scheduling the delivery and installation. The professionalism of Craig and Chris spoke volumes and I would highly recommend anyone looking to transform or fit-out an office to contact Southwest Solutions.”

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“I want to let you know that we all really appreciated your team mentality, professionalism and dedication shown on this project. It was a pleasure working with you and your office and we look forward to many more. Please pass along my gratitude to everyone who worked on this project. Thanks! ”

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“I just want to take a minute to let you know how good of a job your install crew did yesterday. They were quick, fast, courteous and very consensus during the install. They were awesome to say the least. Being in the service business ourselves, we know that you can never hear the words “Good Job” often enough. Please pass this along to your crew.”
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