Solving Parts Storage Problems in Your Auto Dealership vertical-automotive-parts-storage-carousel-lift

Whether your dealership specializes in automobiles, heavy equipment, or recreational vehicles, there are many different items you need to store such as small parts, specialized tools, and bulky items. Over the years your modular drawer cabinets, pallet racks, and bin shelving have served their purpose, but they’ve reached their storage capacity. This means you’re most likely searching for new ways to maximize your floor space or thinking about expanding your building.  Or maybe you just need a way to organize your parts so personnel can find them faster because you want to improve customer service and mechanic productivity.  Well, there is one solution that will solve all of your problems, an Automotive Vertical Parts Room Shuttle (also known as a vertical lift module or VLM). Click to learn more about automated storage and retrieval systems storage and retrieval systems.

Automotive Vertical Parts Room Shuttles Maximize Floor Space

Traditional small parts bin shelving is becoming a thing of the past in the automotive dealer service departments because they take up too much floor space; it’s hard to find parts quickly, and the poor ergonomic design leads to injuries. For example, 60 plastic parts bins (7 feet high) would only yield 420 cubic feet of usable storage space but they would occupy a massive 840 square feet of floor space; compared to a 30-foot high Automotive Vertical Parts Room Shuttle that yields 885 cubic feet of usable parts storage space. The shuttle has twice the cubic feet of storage, yet it only uses 129 square feet of floor space, which is an 85% saving in floor space compared to parts bin shelving. If you are wondering how the shuttle can accomplish storing so many parts in so little floor space, the answer is simple – maximizing your parts room storage cube. The Automotive Vertical Parts Room Shuttle uses overhead air space to maximize the storage cube in your parts room, turning unused overhead air space into productive storage space. See more automotive storage solutions.

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Automotive Vertical Parts Room Shuttles Increase Personnel Productivity

vetical-lift-automated-parts-storage-moduleIf parts room employees are spending the majority of their time walking through the maze of shelving rows, climbing shelves, and bending over on their hands and knees searching for parts, they are wasting time. The time spent searching for parts affects your customer’s attitude towards your dealership when they have to wait for parts. Automotive Vertical Parts Room Shuttles will increase personnel productivity and accuracy, making mechanics more productive, customers happier, and your dealership more profitable (watch a short Automotive Vertical Parts Room Shuttle video).

How Automotive Vertical Parts Room Shuttles Work

The Automotive Vertical Parts Room Shuttle stores all your parts and inventory – big, small, and everything in between – on vertical storage trays inside the machine. These trays can be partitioned for small parts like the inside of a modular drawer or used like a shelf for medium and larger sized inventory. When parts room personnel need a part, they just key in the part number or description into the software keypad controller. The shuttle has a motorized lift platform that moves up and down inside the machine and pulls requested parts trays from their storage location and brings them to an ergonomic waist-high work counter for easy picking (view Automotive Vertical Parts Room Shuttle photos).

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Let Us Help You Maximize Your Storage Space and Parts Room Productivity

Southwest Solutions Group® specializes in solving storage dilemmas that hamper worker productivity and storage space efficiency. These inefficiencies drive up the cost of doing business and negatively impact your profits. Send us a message or call us at 1-800-803-1083 to speak with a representative and learn more about what Automotive Vertical Parts Room Shuttles can do for your facility.


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