Narrow Aisle Pallet Racking is conventional selective pallet racking configured with narrower aisles that can be used with a specially designed turret truck. While these trucks are often more expensive than standard forklifts, using narrow aisles can give you major savings on building costs by allowing you to store more in less space, and gives option for automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS). 

Benefits of Narrow Aisle Pallet Racking

  • Ideal for lower-throughput items and bulk reserve storage
  • Suitable for high-bay applications
  • Minimises aisle width and increases net area utilisation.
  • Save on potential building costs to create extra storage in small areas
  • Provides options for automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS)
Picking in narrow aisle racking

Turret Trucks

Narrow aisle turret trucks can operate freely in and out of the aisle in a narrow aisle pallet racking system, and bring the benefits of selectivity without compromising storage density. Some turret trucks are designed to reach up to 30 metres, utilising the full height of the building and providing a very dense pallet storage solution.


The use of an automated storage & retrieval system (ASRS) can be a highly cost effective form of storage where a large number of pallets need to be stored, and where the cost of land is high. The ASRS accesses stock in a narrow aisle pallet racking system, which can be designed to utilise the full height of the building, and is a very dense pallet storage solution. Click here for more information on ASRS solutions from Dematic.

Why ColbyRACK Narrow Aisle Racking?

Like all Colby’s pallet racking solutions, our Narrow Aisle Pallet Racking systems are designed to meet rigorous international structural standards and exceed exceeding Australian standards.

Designed by Colby's leading Australian structural engineers, our range of uprights, beams, frames, and connectors are made from guaranteed, high-quality, high-tensile steel. Top safety standards are further ensured by smart section design including strengthening ribs and reinforcing flanges.

Colby invests continuously in product development for reliable racking components. Better products ensure years of outstanding performance.

Narrow Aisle ColbyRACK systems include:

  • Rack uprights in a range of widths, depths, and thicknesses
  • A versatile range of beam sections, with three or four-tang welded connectors
  • The unique diamond-slot profile which provides a stronger and more efficient interlock between upright and beam
  • Strong frame bracing
  • Racking end protection for safe operation
  • Front and rear upright protectors to minimise damage

Colby RackMan Certification

Colby RackMan

Our proprietary software tool, RackMan, is the ColbyRACK product performance badge of excellence. By using RackMan we can guarantee the load capacity and strength of your ColbyRACK system, protecting your staff and your products, and offering you total peace of mind. Read more >


From planning and design, right through maintenance and your annual rack inspections, Colby can provide the services you need to get the most out of your storage investment.

VNA Racking Case Study: Breville

Compact small parts picking in double-deep very narrow aisle (VNA) racking helped increase the overall pallet storage capacity of Breville’s DC by more than 30% compared to conventional selective racking.