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21-year of Racking & Shelving Manufacturing
By Rainee | 13 December 2022 | 0 Comments

Why Choose Drive-in Pallet Rack for Warehouse

 Drive-In Pallet Racking storage systems provide convenient and easy access to pallets with the space efficiency and high-volume storage of block stacking. Businesses require fewer aisles for drive-in pallet racking and are able to store up to 80% more pallets in the same space, making drive-in pallet racking an extremely popular and space-efficient choice.

What is Drive-In Rack?

 Drive-in racking involves pallets that are placed so they can slide backward on a rail, in turn allowing them to be stored more deeply and utilizing space within a warehouse better. By using ledges instead of beams, forklifts are able to drive directly into empty rack locations. Providing excellent storage capacity, Heda Drive-in Pallet Racking works on the first pallet in, last pallet out (FILO) principle.

Drive-In Rack vs Selective/Pallet Rack

Selective/pallet rack

Selective rack is the most common mode of racking. The pallets are stored in horizontal rows and on multiple vertical levels. Warehouse storage on pallet racks efficiently uses otherwise wasted available vertical space and improves overall organization in a warehouse. Forklift trucks are unfettered access to any pallet to load and unload the materials on and off of the rack shelves.
Drive-In Rack Selective/Pallet Rack
 Use up to 80% of the warehouse area  High storage investment required
 Fewer aisles required  Indispensable aisles for transportation
 Cost-effective if organized properly  More expensive cost

Benefits/Advantages of Drive-In Rack


The warehouse requires fewer aisles for the drive-in rack as the forklifts can drive through the rack to load and unload the goods.



The operator will perform both tasks at the same end, considerably reducing distances traveled in the warehouse. Accordingly, the dense space means your employees will save on retrieval time.


Since the product is so densely loaded in this type of system, there is less air to be heated or cooled between your pallets and your forklifts don't need to drive as far to pick or place loads, thereby using less fuel.

Situations of Drive-In Rack

Low stock rotation

It will provide a perfect solution for some homogeneous and non-perishable products with low stock rotation, such as ceramics, glass and stone materials. It’s perfectly suitable for seasonal goods and fluctuating stock demand.

High throughput rates

Time-sensitive products or those that require stock rotation do not do well with this system. On the other hand, if products have a rapid turnover, this last-in/first-out system may work. Products sold at specific times of the year and that sell quickly, such as food for specific holidays like Christmas pies, make this LIFO system a wise use.

High land cost

The place can store as many products in a limited space as possible(freezer or cold storage can be expensive) by using drive-in systems.

Things cannot be stored in block stacks

Pallet racking systems hold pallets on rails between upright supports. In situations that do not allow for pallets stacked directly on top of each other like fragile products, a drive-in or drive-through racking system may suffice.

Why choose Heda’s drive-in rack? 

Heavy-duty bracings
Strong top cross bars
Upright protectors for damage minimum
More than 20 years of expertise

About Heda

Heda is a company specialized in designing, manufacturing, selling and installing all types of display and storage shelves. We help businesses and warehouses maximize their storage capacity so they can serve more customers, and ultimately increase their profits. Your safety is our priority, which is why we only use high-quality supplies. With more than 20 years in the materials handling and warehouse industry, we’re a leading racking supplier in China.
Our factory, advanced facilities and professional workmanship ensure our further improvement. We have made various fashionable and high-end shelves for different well-known brand customers. Our products are very popular in Southeast Asia, Australia, Europe, America and Canada. We have gained great credit from our foreign customers.

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