The Rising Need For Temperature-Controlled Storage
Temperature-controlled storage is a subject that is getting significant attention lately, and for a good reason. It is integral to the storage and supply of climate-sensitive items such as food, pharmaceuticals, and similar items. If these items rest for too long in the wrong climate – without temperature-controlled storage – they could be damaged or ruined. Of course, that loss of inventory the last thing anyone wants for their business.
The growing popularity of e-commerce, also known as the “Amazon Effect,” brings with it the need for more temperature-controlled storage space in warehouses and distribution centers across the globe. Citing a 2019 report published by Los Angeles industrial retail giant CBRE, experts anticipating an expected expansion of more than 30 million square feet of cold storage by 2024. The demand for these types of facilities is “niche, but one that is really going to take off,” according to the CRBE.
Temperature controlled space can be costly to construct and operate. Common challenges also include creating a design that is optimal for employee working conditions, safety, and maximizing storage capacity within the cubic space available.
When going this route for your company, you will want a partner that can give you the exact solution that meets your needs. By working with our expert design team, you can rest easy knowing you will get optimal utilization out of your facility. Our priority is to make sure that not only are your needs met but that your project is also completed on time and on budget.
Available Solutions for Temperature Controlled Storage
- Drive-in Rack
- Pushback Rack
- Semi-automated deep lane storage system
- Fully automated, cart-based AS/RS system
- Dense storage methods with “pick tunnel” designs incorporated to accommodate case picking
- Carton flow rack for case pick items
- Vertical Lift Machines (VLMs) for each pick items