The tire retailing and distribution industry’s use of storage racks presents challenges that revolve around the unique characteristics of tires, such as their size, weight, and shape. Warehouse Rack & Shelf has solutions to address these challenges and optimize the use of storage racks in the industry.

One of the primary challenges is the size and weight of tires. Tires are bulky and have an irregular shape, making it difficult to store them efficiently and safely on traditional storage racks. To overcome this, specialized tire racks with sturdy construction and proper weight-bearing capacity can be used. These racks are designed specifically to accommodate the size and weight of tires, ensuring safe storage and easy access. Depending on your needs, you may want to consider customizing your racks to optimize storage. Adjustable rack configurations can accommodate different tire sizes, and modular systems can allow for expansion or reconfiguration as your inventory changes.

Maintaining tire quality and preventing damage is another significant challenge. Storing tires improperly can lead to deformities, sidewall damage, or reduced tread life. It is essential to store tires in a climate-controlled environment to minimize exposure to extreme temperatures. Using specialized tire racks with proper support and cushioning can prevent tire distortion and damage during storage.

The handling and retrieval of tires from storage racks can be time-consuming and labor-intensive. Manually moving heavy tires can lead to injuries and productivity loss. Implementing automation solutions, such as conveyor systems or robotic assistance, can improve efficiency and reduce injuries. Automated systems can allow employees to focus on more value-added tasks.

Let Warehouse Rack & Shelf help you put the right storage solutions in place to assess your specific requirements. We’ll help you explore customized options that address your tire storage challenges.

Warehouse Rack & Shelf LLC has been around for 40 years and is recognized as a premier provider of material handling and storage products to the nation’s largest original equipment manufacturers (O.E.M), distributors and retailers. We are headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, and have locations to serve you in Atlanta, Chicago, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Charlotte, Nashville, Dallas, Memphis, Kansas City, and Detroit.

Call us at 800-763-9020 to talk to one of our friendly and knowledgeable salespeople. We would love to discuss your tire retail and distribution materials storage requirements.