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More storage capacity, fewer customer complaints

One of the leading companies for steel, light and nonferrous heavy metal materials as well as plastic materials in Hungary, has modernised its warehouse with cantilever and inclined-arm racks from OHRA. Thanks to the high stability and load-bearing capacity of the racks, the company could significantly expand its storage capacities. At the same time, the racking construction with its hinged cantilever arms, that move in the event of impact ensure less damage to the racks and stock items – and thus also ensure significantly fewer customer complaints. 

The company chose OHRA cantilever racks for its four-aisle warehouse: Here, the cantilever arms are secured by clips and move on impact – so damage to the goods and the rack itself are avoided, maintenance is minimized. In addition, the OHRA racks, thanks to their construction of solid-walled, hot-rolled steel profiles, offer a high load-bearing capacity. The 6-metre high racks installed have ten storage levels. Each of the 1,500-millimetre-long cantilever arms can carry up to 1.400 kilograms. Guide rails on the feet allow the use of a narrow-aisle truck – this way the area utilization of the warehouse was improved and the storage capacities significantly increased.

OHRA also installed seven aisles of its inclined-arm racks in a second storage area. Here, tubes, profiles and bars are stored by crane. In this rack type, the cantilever arms are manufactured with a 20° pitch. The long goods package slips into the designated compartment, thus storage with the crane is considerably simplified. Even with the inclined-arm racks the arms are supported with clips. The racks mounted are 2.5m high and can accommodate goods with a length up to 6,000mm on seven levels. The load capacity of the 500mm long arms is 800 kilograms. 

About the customer

It is the leading company in Hungary for steel, light and non-ferrous metals as well as for plastics. In addition, the company offers a wide range of services – from branding to cutting. The company is part of the Business Area Materials Services of a Group, which specializes in distribution, logistics and service of raw materials and materials, technical services as well as plant and steelwork services with approx. 480 locations in more than 40 countries. It is a diversified industrial group with traditionally high materials expertise and a growing share of capital goods and services businesses. In almost 80 countries, more than 156,000 employees work with passion and technology know-how on high-quality products as well as on intelligent industrial processes and services for a sustainable progress. Their qualifications and commitment are the basis for our success. They generated sales of around €39 bn in the 2015/2016 financial year.