Drive-In Racking

Store Large Quantities

Novalok Specialises in Drive-In Pallet Racking Systems in NZ

  • The most cost effective solution to store large quantities of like products.
  • Average aisle width 3 to 6 meters.
  • Space utilisation storage area up to 70%.
  • Designed for high volume, low stock rotation.
Drive-in pallet racking newly installed

Cost Effective

A drive-in pallet racking system will double the amount of product stored in a given area as compared to selective racking.

Drive-in racking allows forklifts to drive right inside the aisles to deposit or retrieve pallets. Ideally suited to bulk storage of like product, and is very good value on a cost per pallet space basis. It is very popular with bulk producers like dairy factories where one production batch will fill one or multiple aisles with the same product. There are no cross support beams with drive-in racking so pallets will be of a specified user standard size.

Newly installed drive-in racking

High Volume | Low Stock Rotation

Drive-In Racking Storage

Our system can hold pallets, wire bins, long material such as bars, rolls of carpet, packets of timber etc. therefore providing an extremely wide variety of uses. The down side is selectivity drops to about 30%. This is not an issue when storing big quantities of like product. Often used in freezer environments, where First In Last Out (FILO) doesn’t matter, and high space utilization is critical. To remove the pallet that was loaded in first, all pallets in front will have to be removed.

newly installed drive-in racking

Got a storage problem?

We may have a solution

Problem: “I have a lot of identical pallets to store. As a safety issue I cannot block stack but I need to get as many pallets as possible into a given area without specialist equipment.”

Solution: Drive-in Racking, although slow in throughput, offers high density storage. Drive- in Racking Is particularly suited to cold or chill store environments.

Illustration of drive-in racking with drive-in forklift

Designed for Forklifts

Features & Specifications

Drive-in pallet racking works with fork lifts driving to the end of any empty aisle to deposit the first pallet. Pallets are stored 2 to 12 deep and sit on centering rails on extended ledges along both sides of the aisle. This system requires a fairly narrow forklift. Generally any modern forklift up to 1.8 tonne will fit easily. A standard pallet width is 1200mm. If larger pallet widths are used then a larger forklift can be used. What you find is that specific industries often have a pallet size that is standard to the industry, such as the fertilizer industry seems to use 1400 wide pallets, the printing industry uses smaller pallets. You will need a forklift under 1100 wide to load 1200 wide pallets. Forklifts don’t come much narrower than 1100mm so if you want a drive-in system for smaller than standard pallets you will need to sit your small pallet on a standard pallet to make it work.

Designed for Forklifts

Features & Specifications

Supplying Systems Since 1986

Let us get involved in the initial design stages of your new project, you never know what problems we may be able to solve for you.

Novalok’s engineering team will assist you with the documentation process to enable your organisation’s racking project to be ‘Certified’ as compliant with the relevant standards. Furthermore Novalok assures you that our products will meet all required installation and manufacturing standards, subject to proper use and operation within maximum load ratings.