Racking Fabrication Specialists


To optimise storage space, improve physical inventory flow and enhance operational efficiency, warehouse racking systems must be designed with great care.

It all starts with the selection of a suitable system. That system plays well with your chosen stock management method and inventory type, copes with the volume of stock moving through your warehouse, and provides an adequate safety profile that meets all relevant SEMA standards.

Modern Warehouse

Custom Warehouse Racking Fabrication for Every Space

But choosing the right system is only half the battle. To maximise efficiency and remove bottlenecks, you’ll need to spend time perfecting the layout of your racking so that it minimises transport times, supports efficient picking processes and eliminates unnecessary friction.

Careful Consideration Yields Tangible Results

Picking the right aisle width is an obvious place to start: You can generate a significant amount of extra storage space by shrinking aisle widths. However, the decision to do this needs to be weighed against the potential cost: Will smaller aisles restrict access or slow picking times? Will you suddenly find that you can’t squeeze your forklifts into an aisle?

It’s about finding the right balance.

The same thing goes for any decisions relating to the pick face your racking system will create, the depth of your bays and the way your storage system will impact the inventory flow as it moves through your warehouse.

Good Racking Design Is About Balancing Trade-Offs And Constraints

An industry leader for over 45 years, we provide cost and space-efficient storage solutions for household names like JD Sports.

We also work with independent retailers, wholesalers and warehouses across the UK – designing, sourcing and installing industrial racking systems that improve workflows and increase storage capacity at an affordable price.

Generally, we supply and install racking from leading global manufacturers with many years of manufacturing experience and a product catalogue extensive enough to meet the needs of most clients. 

shelving installation project and plan

Warehouse Racking Planning and Execution

However, some situations call for a more hands-on approach. Where warehouses, distribution centres, or retail spaces defy convention and complicate attempts to use “off-the-shelf” solutions, we have fabricated custom racking systems or accessories.

Professional and Technically Competent

Working with United Storage was a pleasure from start to finish in terms of pre-planning, manufacturing and installation of the plant platforms. Regular communication meant the installation was completed on time. A professional and technically competent job from the whole team.

Tom Moody

Contracts Manager

Uplands Retail Limited

A Dedicated Manufacturing Facility

We have over 30,000 sq ft. of manufacturing space in Suffolk. We use this space to fabricate structural and architectural steelwork for mezzanine floors and other large projects, as well as the custom racking we supply to various warehouse and retail businesses across the UK.

Our facilities, equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and a dedicated CAD department, allow us to produce racking to meet almost any specification. We’re also lucky to have a tight-knit team of highly skilled and diligent designers, project managers and fabricators.

USS Haverhill

Drawing on their combined experience, we can handle any project from conceptualisation to delivery and/or installation. This allows us to keep costs down compared to others that have to outsource elements of the work and deliver excellent value for money.  

Complete control over every step of the process also ensures that we can maintain high-quality standards. We inspect every element of the work as it moves through our factory and ensure that our custom racking meets all relevant safety regulations.

  • SMAS Worksafe
  • SSA - Self Storage Association United Kingdom
  • BSI and UKAS
  • Enviroment Agency
  • SEMA
  • Alcumus SafeContractor

Racking Designed For Your Space

Sometimes, we design our custom racking solutions to help clients store unusually bulky or heavy stock. In the past, we’ve built A-frame and vertical racking for long pipe and timber storage; bespoke coil, drum or spool racking, pigeon-hole racking for the compartmentalised storage of long stock, and heavy-duty cantilever racking for a chain of DIY stores.

In other cases, we’re called on to design and manufacture custom racking that is more durable than its “off–the–shelf” counterparts or better suited to sustained use in outdoor or otherwise hostile environments.

We’ve fabricated racking designed to make good use of previously inaccessible storage space and racking that supports a very specific workflow, so whatever your business needs, our designers and fabricators can help.

We also provide one-off racking or storage accessories designed to solve specific problems unique to your business. For example, we recently built a bespoke pallet gate for a customer working in a very space-limited environment.

The pallet gate needed to share space with a roller shutter door and function without impeding the use of this door, so we devised a bespoke sliding system that allowed the client to move it out of the way when not in use – allowing the roller shutter door to close.

Impeccable Service - And Results

When you come to us with a bespoke racking project, you’ll enjoy the undivided attention of seasoned experts with years of hands-on experience. We take real pride in our service and have worked hard to establish ourselves as a reputable brand with the skill required to deliver outstanding products for any brief.

We’ve staked our reputation on our ability to deliver and strongly feel that establishing long-standing relationships with UK customers is the only way to drive sustainable growth.

This means you can expect excellent craftsmanship and impeccable attention to detail because we care about your project and want to ensure that your warehouse, distribution centre, or retail store can access the cost- and space-efficient racking needed to support day-to-day operations.

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