What are storage trolleys?

The answer to the question ‘what are storage trolleys?’ may seem straightforward. A storage trolley stores items and has wheels to move around the storage area. This answer is fine, but does not take into account the large variety of storage trolleys that are available.

When planning or reorganising a warehouse, important decisions have to be made about the best warehouse equipment to purchase. It’s not enough to say that you need a few storage trolleys, as the warehouse needs specific types of trolleys to meet their needs. The most suitable type of trolley depends on the goods being stored and the order processing system used.

Small or large?

The ideal storage trolley for warehouse use depends on the nature of the goods that are being stored and moved.

Retailers such as Pandora that sell small jewellery items have very different storage trolley requirements than furniture retailers like IKEA. Garment companies, such as Crew Clothing, need large numbers of garment rails, but their smaller items, such as socks and accessories, require smaller storage trolleys.

Small parts trolleys have compartments to hold delicate and smaller components, whereas a flatbed trolley is suitable for larger items, such as chairs. Tote boxes can be added to storage trolleys to separate item types.

Added features

A storage trolley can have many added features. A clipboard holder, for example, holds paperwork associated with the items stored, and ladders attached to a trolley are a convenient way for staff to access items stored up high. Various compartments and pigeon hole systems can be added to trolleys to make organising items easier.

Storage trolleys for picking

Storage trolleys can be used to pick order items to be moved to packing stations. The size and weight of the goods being picked and the type of picking system used will determine the best type of storage trolleys to use.

Tote box trolleys can be used to sort the order items so that all multi-order items arrive together at the packing station. The boxes then simply need to be unloaded to a packing table ready for packing and dispatching.

Colour

For many warehouses, the colour of storage trolleys do not matter. If customers regularly visit the warehouse, however, a company may prefer to have trolleys that have a similar colour to their brand style, which is the logo, fonts and colours associated with the brand.

Bespoke storage trolleys

Steely Products makes a wide variety of storage trolleys, but sometimes a standard trolley is not quite right. In this case, Steely Products can make bespoke storage trolleys designed to move and store specific types of products. Trolleys can be made to custom sizes with added features to suit your needs, such as extra shelves and more compartments.

There is no need to ask the question ‘what are storage trolleys?’ Instead, start a conversation with Steely Products on the best type of storage trolleys for your business. Call Steely Products today or contact us using the contact form below.

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Posted by Derek
6th August 2020
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