What type of Racking do I need?

For over 55 years, family-run firm Stakapal has produced storage and racking for warehousing and manufacturing industries across the UK. Nick Betteley, technical director at Stakapal, advises what to consider when choosing racking for your warehouse. When it comes to selecting the correct storage option there can be numerous challenges. In furniture and joinery manufacturing […]

Stakapal – You know the name, now get to know the company

Who are Stakapal? For over 55 years family-run firm Stakapal has produced storage and industrial racking for warehousing and manufacturing industries across the UK. Nick Betteley, Technical Director at Stakapal explains how correct storage can benefit your operation. Supply chain issues in recent times have helped to push UK manufacturing, storage and distribution into a […]

Cantilever Racking Inspections: Why are they necessary?

racking inspector

It is usually an Environmental Health Officer (EHO) from the local council, or a Health and Safety Executive Inspector that demands that a company obtains an inspection of its cantilever racking by a ‘technically competent person’. Cantilever Racking is a storage system usually utilised to store long and irregular or even awkward shaped products that […]

Cantilever Racking Health Check

racking health check

Cantilever Racking Health Checks You Should Carry Out In these tough and challenging economic times it is understandable that many companies have had to delay the purchase of any new storage equipment for their warehouse or yard. What is more concerning, however, is the fact that in many cases this also applies to the ongoing […]

What is Cantilever Racking?

guided cantilever racking

Cantilever Racking is made up from vertical single uprights with horizontal cantilevered arms to carry long length products and varied loads in warehouses and yards across a wide range of sectors. The uprights are designed to be self-supporting and manufactured from steel sections. This cost-effective racking system improves ease of accessibility to pick products which […]

Why store Timber on Cantilever Racks?

Free-Path-Cantilever-Racking

Cantilever Racking is the most common method of racked storage for both Hardwood and Softwood Timber products. Columns The system of legs – or columns to give them their correct term, have a number of arms attached to them by a variety of means (by pins, bolts or rarely by welding) that protrude clear of […]

Have you checked your Pallet Racking for signs of corrosion?

have you checked your pallet racking health and safety

No matter how thick the steel is in your Pallet Racking – it will still corrode if it is unprotected. Pallet Racks utilised in external yard environments or harsh conditions such as chill stores should be galvanised, paint will only protect against corrosion in the short term. Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Environmental […]

Why choose Guided Aisle Cantilever Racking for long lengths of stainless steel?

Metals company utilises Guided Aisle Cantilever Racking

Guided Aisle Cantilever Racking consists of the same basic components as Conventional and Free-Path systems, but with runs positioned closer together to eliminate the waste of space of a wide aisle. Long load products can be stored to a far greater height to ensure cubic space is utilised to the full. Long load products are […]

Cantilever Racking for Timbmet Distribution Centre

Galvanised External Timber Merchant Cantilever Racking

Timbmet carry one of the most extensive product ranges in Europe from certified hardwoods, quality softwoods, engineered products and innovative designer panels. With a dedicated merchant’s team offering support to the Timber industry the opening of their state of the art Distribution Centre at Stanfield in the Vale, Oxfordshire will prove to be pivotal in […]

Stakapal provides bespoke storage racks for Builders Merchants

A-Frame Racking for Timber

London based builders merchants Hitchcock & King have been supplying timber and building materials to the trade for over 40 years. Their winning formula is based on four key principles – stock availability, price competitiveness, fast delivery and customer service. Hitchcock & King have several branches servicing the London area and a customer base ranging […]