Mobile Racking Helps Increase Capacity By 30% For Oxford Cold Storage

Oxford Cold Storage added a new state-of-the-art freezer housing more than 23,000 pallets in Melbourne, raising storage capacity by 30%.

Oxford Cold Storage, Australia’s largest privately owned, temperature-controlled storage specialist, has recently added a new state-of-the-art freezer housing more than 23,000 pallets at its 60 acre Laverton North complex in Melbourne.

While the majority of the pallets in the 11,000 m2 freezer are stored in double-deep ColbyRACK pallet racking, a key feature is Oxford’s first application of mobile pallet racking, which raised storage capacity within a section of the new warehouse from 5,748 pallets with double-deep racking to 7,672 – an increase of 30%.

A multi-national team comprising Oxford’s long-term logistics partner Dematic, mobile racking equipment supplier Storax from the UK and South Africa’s leading mobile racking installer Barpro, worked in conjunction with building contractor Vaughan Constructions to deliver the technically-demanding project in seven months.

  • The article was originally published on 4 June 2014
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