If you’re looking for a storage system that will help you save space, enhance inventory security and improve efficiency, industrial overhead storage racks is a great solution. These racks bolt into the ceiling or wall of your facility to increase your storage capacity without taking up additional floor space.

Read on to learn about the benefits, features, applications and industrial solutions of overhead racks. To see more industrial storage solutions, view our market page.

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Benefits of Overhead Storage Racks

Increased Storage Capacity

Automated Overhead Platform LiftsIndustrial facilities often have limited floor space, making it crucial to utilize vertical space effectively. Overhead storage racks provide an innovative approach to maximizing unused overhead areas. By suspending these motorized racks from the ceiling or attaching them to walls, you can create additional storage capacity without encroaching on valuable floor space.

You can recover up to 350 square feet of floor space with a single overhead storage rack. This increased storage capacity contributes to better inventory management, reduced clutter and improved overall organization.

Safety and Accessibility

Safety is paramount in industrial environments and overhead storage racks create a safer work environment. By lifting items off the floor, the racks minimize potential tripping hazards. Built-in safety features prevent items from falling from the racks and causing accidents.

overhead storage racksOverhead racks improve accessibility to stored items. Slower moving items can be stored on the overhead storage racks, allowing unencumbered access to frequently used or high-demand items stored on the floor level. And since the overhead racks are motorized, they allow you to utilize vertical storage space without the safety risks of climbing ladders to retrieve items. Instead, the racks lower to the floor level at the push of a button for safe and easy access for even heavy and bulky items.

This streamlined access promotes worker safety, enhances productivity, reduces downtime and improves overall workflow efficiency. Visit our online store to see our industrial storage products.

Increased Security

For facilities storing expensive inventory or equipment, secure storage is a priority. Overhead ceiling storage racks allow you to suspend stored products up to 72 feet in the air, well out of reach of potential thieves. A lockable control switch ensures only authorized users can operate the lift and access your valuable materials.

Ease of Installation

Overhead storage racks install in a matter of hours, with no building modifications required. You don’t even have to rearrange your existing shelving. The overhead racks mount directly to the ceiling panel or bolt to your walls.

The modular design of these racks allows you to adapt the solution to meet your needs. Plus, the motorized overhead rack is classified as an electric appliance rather than a building improvement, which gives you a tax break.

Industrial Overhead Storage Rack Solutions

overhead storage rackCeiling-mounted and wall-mounted storage racks are available in various sizes, configurations and weight capacities to accommodate the specific needs of different industries. A few different types of industrial overhead storage rack solutions are discussed below.

Ceiling-Mounted Overhead Storage Racks

An overhead ceiling-mount storage rack bolts to the ceiling, allowing you to store inventory, equipment and valuables overhead. Steel cables lower and lift the overhead inventory storage racks at the push of a button to facilitate easy loading and unloading. Ceiling-mounted overhead storage racks are an effective solution for many different applications.

Wall-Mounted Overhead Storage Racks

Wall-mounted overhead storage racks occupy unused wall space to maximize your storage capacity. They can be easily installed above existing shelving units.

These lifts tilt outward as they lower to the floor, leaving shelving beneath undisturbed. Like the ceiling-mounted racks, the wall-mounted storage racks move up and down at the push of a button. If your facility has empty wall space, wall-mounted storage racks could be a good investment.

Overhead Storage Cages

Overhead storage cages are heavy-duty storage rack solutions consisting of welded steel cages that mount to the ceiling. The cages feature lockable sliding doors and adjustable shelves for storing your most valuable inventory or equipment. The ceiling lift raises the storage cage overhead for secure storage out of reach of theft or tampering and a security keypad ensures that only authorized users can access it.

Helicopter Rotor Blade Overhead Storage Racks

Helicopter Blade Motorized Storage LiftAlong with these generic applications, many specialty storage lifts are available. One example is the specialty lift designed for helicopter rotor blade repair and maintenance. Helicopter blades are heavy and bulky, difficult to store and take up a lot of space.

Specialized storage racks make it easy to store these blades overhead, reducing tripping hazards and risks of damage to the blades. Overhead storage racks are available to store helicopter blades from 16 to 22 feet long.

Overhead Storage Rack Applications

Overhead racks find applications across a wide range of industries:

  • Warehouses and distribution centers: Secure storage of palletized goods, containers and packaging materials.
  • Manufacturing facilities: Storing tools, raw materials, finished goods and work-in-progress items.
  • Automotive and aerospace industries: Organizing and storing tires, spare parts, components and equipment.
  • Retail and e-commerce: Efficient storage of seasonal items, slow-moving inventory, picking bins and shipping supplies.

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Contact Us for Overhead Storage Racks

Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services for ceiling-mounted and wall-mounted overhead storage racks. 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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