How One Manufacturing Plant Used Compact Mobile Racks to Save Money

Reading about the features and benefits of compact mobile racks is great. But to really understand what this storage system can do for your business, it’s helpful to learn why other companies use compact mobile racks and their experiences.

For example, a few years ago we installed compact mobile racks to keep a Toyota manufacturing plant from taking on an expensive facility expansion. Here’s part of the story.

Storage Issues the Manufacturing Plant Faced manufacturing plant unorganized pallet racking storage

When Toyota combined its Tacoma and Tundra operations at its plant in San Antonio, TX, it created a major challenge: how to store all the spare parts needed for production machinery without expanding the building. Not only did the parts need to be stored, they needed to be organized and easily accessible.

The idea of doing more with less became a reality because plant officials needed to rethink their existing stationary pallet racking to optimize the 5,000 square feet of storage space they had to work with.

To find the right solution to their problem, Toyota reached out to us. Jim Smith and the rest of the San Antonio team recommended that compact mobile racks would meet Toyota’s needs.

Compact Mobile Racks Eliminated the Need for a Building Expansion

compact mobile racks for efficient part and tool storageThe compact mobile racks store all of the spare parts – from tiny gaskets and motors to large pumps and transformers – the plant needs to keep machines up and running. Overall the compact racks provided 54 percent more storage capacity in the same footprint, which completely removed the need for a building expansion.

There’s also room for additional storage, even though the plant is humming at peak capacity and producing 200,000 vehicles per year as planned. Also, the compact mobile racks keep everything organized so that the team can quickly locate, access and deliver items – despite a major increase in the number of additional items stored as part of the consolidation.

Find Out More Details About This Project

And that’s just part of the story. You can download the complete case study to learn more details about the compact mobile racks installed at the plant. Additionally if you have any questions about the project or are interested in compact mobile racks for your facility, give us a call at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message.

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