Our customers were tired of literally throwing away the money they spent replacing custom wood pallets.
Like many companies, they struggled to get their pallets back after shipping. They would end up in a different facility (sometimes even one of their own!) and never reappear. Sometimes, they were actually thrown away or shredded because workers couldn’t tell the difference between their custom wood pallets and regular pallets.
And when they did get them back, they weren’t in great shape and didn’t last long. The wood pallets just couldn’t stand up the daily grind. They would splinter and fall apart and eventually end up in the trash anyway.
The custom wood pallets were costing the company $180 per pallet, which added up to between $40,000 to $60,000 a year. And most of the time, the pallets didn’t even last the year.
They made the decision to stop throwing their valuable funds away on custom wood pallets. Instead, they chose to invest in stacking steel pallets to replace custom wood pallets.
Although stack racks were more expensive up front, they ended up saving tons of money over time. The ROI was fantastic, and they saved themselves tons of time since they no longer had to try to track down their missing wood pallets.
The benefits of making the switch from wood pallets to stack racks extended beyond the ROI. Stacking steel pallets are some of the most versatile and efficient pieces of warehouse equipment you’ll find. It was no exception for our customers.
As you can see here, they stacked the racks to help them maximize their storage density by taking advantage of unused vertical space. They also improved handling efficiency and allowed them to ship more with stack racks.
Our client isn’t the only company to see the benefits of stack racks. In addition to being durable and long lasting, stack racks are customizable. They’re available in custom sizes, and you can add accessories or options that help the stack racks work even harder for you.
You can customize stack racks with wood. You can also customize with steel wire decking, removable corner posts, removable side bars, removable end frames, fork stirrups, and fork tunnels. All of these additions can help you maximize your stacking steel pallets.
Steel stack racks with wood decking are returnable, reusable and recyclable. They are more environmentally friendly because they can be used for many years as opposed to wood pallets, which have a shorter life span and cannot be recycled.
Stack racks are the clear winner for most manufacturers. Not only do they help you save money, they save time, improved storage density and handling efficiency.
One of our experts would be happy to speak with you about how stacking steel pallets can help you improve your operation with stack racks. Get a quote or give us a call at 1-800-763-9020.