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Common Misconceptions About Used Pallet Racking

Pallet racking systems provide an organised and space-efficient solution for storing goods in warehouses and distribution centres. When considering these systems, one of the options most often overlooked is used pallet racking – but here’s why you shouldn’t.

There are several common misconceptions about used pallet racking that might deter businesses from exploring this cost-effective and sustainable storage solution. 

At Advanced Handling & Storage, we’re here to debunk those misconceptions to help you make a more informed decision.

Misconception 1: Used Pallet Racking is Unsafe

One of the biggest misconceptions is that used racking is unsafe. While it’s crucial to ensure the racking system is in good condition and complies with safety standards, used racking can be just as safe as new racking. 

We thoroughly inspect and refurbish used racking to meet safety requirements because before purchasing, it’s essential to verify the condition and history of the used racking system. This ensures that the racking complies with local regulations.

Misconception 2: Used Pallet Racking is Low Quality

Some believe that used pallet racking is lower quality than new racking. However, in reality, the quality of used racking depends on its previous usage and the care it has received. 

Many used racking systems are still in excellent condition and have years of service left. At Advanced Handling & Storage, we can provide you with detailed information about the racking’s history and condition.

Misconception 3: No Warranty with Used Pallet Racking

Contrary to popular belief, used racking can come with warranties. 

While the warranty might not be as extensive as what you’d get with new racking, it still offers a level of protection for your investment.

Misconception 4: Used Racking is Unavailable or Hard to Find

Used pallet racking is readily available at Advanced Handling & Storage. In fact, the used racking market is thriving due to the demand for cost-effective and sustainable storage solutions. 

You can find a wide range of used racking options to suit your specific needs and requirements here.

Misconception 5: Used Racking Can’t Be Customised

Another common misconception is that used racking systems can’t be customised. In fact, used pallet racking can often be adapted and modified to fit your warehouse’s space and specific storage needs. 

You can work with our experienced professionals to customise used racking to maximise your storage efficiency.

Misconception 6: Used Racking Lacks Sustainability

Some businesses assume that used pallet racking doesn’t align with their sustainability goals. However, choosing used racking can be a more environmentally responsible choice. 

By extending the life of existing racking systems, you reduce the demand for new raw materials and the energy required for manufacturing new racking. Choosing used racking can be a significant step in reducing your ecological footprint.

Misconception 7: New Racking is Always More Cost-Effective

While it’s true that used pallet racking is typically more budget-friendly than new racking, the cost-effectiveness depends on your specific circumstances. 

New racking might be the better choice for some businesses, especially if they require custom solutions or have the budget for it. However, used pallet racking can offer substantial cost savings without compromising on quality.

Misconception 8: Used Racking Doesn’t Comply with Regulations

The misconception that used racking systems don’t comply with regulations is unfounded. We ensure that used racking systems meet local and industry-specific regulations and safety standards. 

Misconception 9: Limited Options and Sizes

Another misconception is that used pallet racking comes in limited sizes and options. We offer a wide variety of configurations and sizes to accommodate different storage needs. 

With careful inspection, purchase from a reputable supplier (us!), and proper customisation, used racking can provide a reliable and sustainable solution for your storage needs.

We serve the whole of the UK with used pallet racking and offer nationwide delivery. Therefore, if you are interested in purchasing racking for your business, contact us FREE today for a quote.

Give us a call on 0800 345 7088 to discuss your storage needs, or email [email protected].