Gossner Foods has selected Storax Poweracks industrial mobile racking system to maximize cheese storage capacity and maintain product access at its Utah and Idaho plants.
A growing family business with three locations across the western United States, Gossner Foods placed space at a premium and cold storage energy conservation foremost in choosing to continue its use of the Storax Poweracks.
“In the late 1990s, we first utilized Poweracks at our Logan plant. We immediately realized the benefits of a mobile racking system over conventional static racking systems: greater volume of storage capacity; greater product accessibility; and energy conservation,” said Dave Larsen, plant manager at Gossner Foods. “Over the last two decades as we’ve systematically grown our operations, we’ve continued to install the Poweracks system—it just makes good business sense.”
Demands in the food industry and on manufacturers are driving an unprecedented rate of change, particularly in the area of warehouse automation. For more than 50 years, the Poweracks mobile storage system has been used throughout Europe where energy, labor, land, and material costs have been at a premium. North American manufacturers and distributors are quickly learning the business case for high-density, mobile racking systems—Poweracks.
“By sharing the access aisle among multiple storage aisles with Poweracks, not only are we storing more cheese, but we also have a smaller area to heat, cool, and maintain, which has had a direct, positive impact on our bottom line,” said Larsen.
Poweracks is an exceptionally versatile industrial mobile racking system, increasing storage capacity by as much as 100%. Comprised of a racking superstructure installed to a powered moving base, Poweracks replaces conventional static aisles with one moving aisle. This design combines direct access with a substantial increase in storage density.
Other Poweracks advantages include:
•Up to 100% increase in pallet storage
•Energy costs divided over up to 100% more pallets
•20% to 50% decrease in facility footprint
•20% to 40% construction costs savings
•20% to 40% savings on cost per pallet
•50% to 100% increase in revenue potential
•Unobstructed product access; no double handling
•Increased air circulation and product integrity
The range of Storax products encompasses a variety of metal storage structures, from conventional pallet racks and shelving, to free-standing buildings with a height of more than 40 meters (131 feet) for automated iCube storage. Poweracks and Ranger systems are European leaders in high density storage and are designed especially for cold storage.
Flexspace is the exclusive North American partner to Storax, forming Storax America.
To learn more, go to www.flexspace360.com.