MECA Racking Solutions - Storage Solutions Tailored to Fit has recently completed a one-of-its-kind rack clad warehouse installation in Australia for the Boral-owned Dowell Windows in Bayswater Victoria.
Doubling Dowell’s storage capacity, the new custom-made rack clad warehouse provides an efficient stock control system, protecting materials and merchandise from environmental elements while maximising both land and vital vertical air space.
Dowell’s rack clad warehouse maximises the use of cantilever racking, to which columns and roof trusses are added to create a structure. The whole structure is clad with COLORBOND to create the walls and roof.
The design gives the inherent stability and strength of a cantilever structure as a framework for the outer cladding, reducing the dependence on traditional construction methods and enabling cost savings.
The rack cladding project was managed by MECA Racking Solutions National Project Manager, Andrew Quinn.
Quinn was able to provide a tailor-made solution for the client whose business requirements extended beyond simple cantilever racking to increased storage capacity, OH&S and site logistics whilst also providing a long-term materials handling solution.
MECA Racking Solutions completed the project over the Christmas shutdown period to minimise the impact on a busy and demanding worksite.
The project was completed over four months from the initial consultation to design and construction.
In addition to increased storage capacity, Dowell’s benefits include adherence to tighter OH&S practices, clear pedestrian access and easier management of traffic flow.
MECA Racking Solutions offers complete warehouse storage solutions for the materials handling industry and is Australia’s leading supplier of cantilever racking.