If you are facing a shortage of space in your plant and haveconsidered the possibility of either relocating or building a new facility,consider the benefits that mezzanine shelving systems offer as a cost-effectiveand highly efficient alternative Mezzanine system shelving allow for conversionof unused vertical air space into safe, efficient storage areas for a fractionof the cost of the move. Mezzanine shelf also offer a number of direct andindirect economic perks to facilities owners. Mezzanine shelving systemsprovide an incredible level of safety fully compliant with regulatory codes andoffer a high level of adaptability to any number of industrial and warehousingenvironments.
Just as time is money, space is overhead. Floor space limitationsnot only limit the amount of equipment and materials owners can house withinthe facility, but they can also create safety issues such as trip and fallhazards when things become too closely packed together. Owners oftenimmediately consider a move when space becomes limited not only to accommodateinventory and operations, but also to ensure a safe working environment.
The cost of moving, however, is enormous for industrialfacilities. On the other hand, investing in mezzanine system shelving requiresonly a fraction of the cost of moving and increases available storage space100-150 percent on the average. Adding mezzanine shelving to existingfloor space eliminates months, and in some cases, years, of waiting for a newbuilding to be finished.
By expanding upward, the mezzanine shelving converts theunused vertical airspace above the facility floor into solid, safe, quicklyaccessible storage areas. Expanded and new facilities will naturallyconsume more energy to light, heat, and cool. Mezzanine shelving prevents thisincreased overhead by utilizing existing heat, light, and cooling systems. Operationsmanagers responsible for eliminated cost of operations should especiallyconsider the energy-savings benefits when calculating quarterly and annualoperations budgets.