Versatile Longspan Shelving


The swiss army knife of industrial and commercial racking systems, longspan shelving allows you to stow and store everything from small cartons to unsecured items, stacks of folded apparel or lengths of plastic pipe.

The Racking of Choice for Manual Picking

Its accessible, adaptable design and durable construction make it ideal for retail environments or warehouses associated with manual order picking.

Order pickers will find it easy to locate, load and retrieve light or medium inventory by hand by eliminating all of the stretching and bending that bottlenecks so many manual warehouse operations.

Longspan Racking is also for Heavy or Bulky Loads

It's not all about ease and convenience, though; longspan shelving is also a popular choice because its sturdy construction allows it to hold heavier loads than traditional steel shelving. It’s also space-efficient, modular and light enough to move by hand, allowing you to create flexible storage environments that can be altered to reflect changes in inventory or your storage management processes.

Longspan Racking

Longspan Racking

It may not be quite as durable as a conventional pallet racking system, but its versatility and user-friendly design make it a shoo-in for warehouses handling large amounts of inventory that can't be stored on pallets – or picked with a forklift truck.

Flexibility Allows for Endless Custom Design Options

The flexible nature of longspan racking makes it the ideal candidate for a custom shelving design. A well-designed longspan shelving system will also make good use of all available vertical and horizontal storage space.  This design allows you to store more inventory logically and sidestep the ever-present temptation to squeeze multiple product lines onto a single bay or shelf.

We've been designing - and installing - industrial shelving systems for over 45 years, working with clients up and down the country to find cost-effective and space-efficient ways of storing their medium- to light-weight inventory in an accessible format.

Some of the clients we’ve worked with include:

  • Argos
  • Homebase
  • SIG Insulation
  • Stapletons Tyre Services
  • Wolseley

Longspan Shelving to Support Pack-and-Pick Operations

Access is an important consideration when designing a longspan shelving system. We want to ensure that your stow, pick and pack operations are as smooth and efficient as possible, which means creating a shelving system that allows your team to access inventory with minimal hassle.

Mix and Match for Stow, Pack and Pick

Use longspan to store high volume items within easy reach and still have room to store bulkier or low-flow goods at the bottom of your shelving units.  Furthermore, keeping slow-moving cartons, boxes, or loose items above head height is possible whilst still finding it relatively easy to access your entire inventory. Our team of designers and fitters will always consider your requirements when planning your system.

Durable and Hard-wearing

Another important consideration is durability. We understand the need for a shelving system capable of withstanding the rigours of heavy everyday use: Something that'll take the bumps, knocks and scrapes associated with high-volume use and our reputable Longspan will deliver.

Kimer Racking Systems and Accessories

Kimer are experts in longspan racking systems for warehouses and we’re proud to be one of the main UK distributors for Kimer racking systems.

Wide Range of Kimer Longspan Racking Held in Stock

We hold most Kimer items as stock which means that we can get it to you quickly – with minimum fuss or hassle. We also stock a wide range of Kimer accessories and replacement parts for damaged racking systems. 

Longspan racking in warehouse

Longspan racking in warehouse

Longspan Shelving Adapted For Your Needs

Whether you're trying to fit out a hybrid warehouse or re-jig a cluttered distribution centre, our team can design a racking system that works for you. Longspan shelving comes in various widths, heights and depths, so it's relatively easy to design a fully optimised bespoke racking system for your processes.

Custom Design or Integrate with Existing Racking Systems

We can integrate shelving systems with pre-existing warehouse racking or design a complete system that allows you to make good use of all available space.

We can also design industry-specific guidelines or regulations to ensure that pharmaceutical or medical storage providers can easily wipe down and disinfect shelving units.  We are a SEMA distributor company, and we always design with health and safety in mind.

Field-Proven Process - from Design to Supply to Installation

When designing, supplying or installing longspan shelving for our clients, we've developed a finely-honed process that allows us to eliminate common roadblocks and specify the right racking solution in record time.

Longspan racking in warehouse

Longspan racking in warehouse

First of all, one of our designers will visit your site and chat with your team members, developing a sound understanding of your requirements and allowing us to put together an appropriate brief.

Once we have a solid grasp of your needs, we'll set to work designing a bespoke system. We're one of a small handful of UK suppliers with a dedicated technical department equipped with the CAD software needed to model and design complex racking systems. We also benefit from the combined experience of an in-house, multi-disciplined team, which includes industry-leading designers and project managers.

Our experts are well-equipped to design a custom system that's modelled to support your workflows. Once we've got an operational plan, we'll get sign-off from you, supply as needed to build your system, ship them to your location and send a fully qualified team to install them.

Efficient, Cost-Effective and Pain-Free

The whole process is optimised to be efficient, cost-effective and pain-free, which is one of the reasons that we have a well-established reputation for supplying a best-in-class service to warehouses across the UK.

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

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