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What to expect from a warehouse storage racks manufacturer

There are many warehouse storage rack manufacturers in the UK. There are a number of qualities you should expect from a good manufacturer – here are a few to look out for.


A rack supplier should have a reputation for reliability, preferably established over a long period of time.

A warehouse needs storage racks that are reliable, require little maintenance, are built to carry heavy loads and are designed to last a long time. Welded joints need to be reliable, and the joined lengths of tubular steel must stay attached.

You need to rely on accurate delivery times and expect racks to be constructed quickly within the estimated time period.

End users rely on good customer service and after-sales support. Expect a quality warehouse racks manufacturer to have many testimonials from their customers who praise their service.


Many manufacturers and suppliers of racking systems have standard product lines that may not be suitable for your exact requirements. If the standard equipment range does not fit your exact needs, look for a manufacturer that offers a bespoke design service or is willing to modify its rack storage systems.


Many warehouse storage racks manufacturers only supply racks or shelving. Some also make trolleys, tables, shelves, benches and other warehouse equipment. Ordering other equipment at the same time as storage racks can save time and administration costs. Shipping the whole order in one delivery can save on delivery costs too.

Try before you buy

If you’re not sure about the quality of the storage racks you see in a catalogue or on the manufacturer’s website, find a manufacturer that can deliver a rack section for you to try out. You can then see for yourself how strong the racks are and how easy they are to work with.


You need a company that doesn’t just supply storage racks – ideally, you should pick one that advises you on all aspects of warehouse storage. Some manufacturers offer onsite visits where experts advise you on all your warehouse equipment needs.

It’s not easy creating a warehouse layout that maximises storage capacity. How many racks are required, and how are they best arranged? Should you have extra racks so that you are prepared for business expansion? A quality manufacturer will advise you on these issues.

Choose Steely Products

Steely Products was founded in 1970. Since then, we have built a reputation for well-designed, strong racks that are reliable. We also manufacture a wide range of warehouse equipment, including trolleys tables, shelving and other material handling and storage equipment. We offer a bespoke design service in case our standard designs aren’t an exact fit for your needs. You’re also welcome to request samples of our equipment to try out before buying.

We take pride in excellent customer service and are pleased to offer advice on the equipment that makes a warehouse more productive and efficient.

For information on what to expect from Steely Products, talk to us. Use the contact form below or give us a call.

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