Industrial automotive racks are key to a seamless transit and shipping experience. They serve a great purpose in protecting automotive parts during transportation while also increasing the number of parts able to be shipped in one transit. A quality automotive rack should be able to withstand its environment as well as helping facilitate a smooth transition of automotive parts from one facility to the next. 

Who needs industrial shipping racks? 

Everyone who manufactures parts in multiple locations and has them sent to an assembly plant has a need for industrial shipping racks. Some industries that greatly benefit from industrial shipping racks include, but are not limited to, the glass industry, consumer goods industry and automotive industry. In fact, industrial shipping racks or custom automotive shipping racks are commonly used throughout the automotive industry by tier 1 and tier 2 suppliers. Tier 1 suppliers are those that directly serve assembly plants or OEMs whereas tier 2 usually supply tier 1. However, in some instances, a manufacturer can be both a tier 1 and tier 2 supplier. Most parties involved in this process have a need for industrial shipping racks. 

What are the benefits of industrial shipping racks? 

Industrial shipping racks have proven their benefit over and over again as they help keep parts organized, protect them throughout transport, reduce the cost of shipping and save space. Therefore, not only do they provide an added level of ease to transportation but can result in a positive ROI as well. Racks are used commonly for “Class A” parts. These are parts that will be directly seen by consumers on a car so they need to be blemish-free. They also use them for parts that cannot be stacked. There are also other items that need to be shipped vertically due to fluid or small breakable parts being on the outside of the overall part. While there are many benefits to utilizing industrial shipping racks, they stand out for four main reasons.

  1. Organization

Industrial shipping racks help to keep parts organized which in turn can lead to increased efficiency. Shipping racks allow for products and parts to be stored and moved in a smooth manner. They are able to increase the efficiency of handling that’s done in-house as well as product line handling. Industrial racks can also be put in place to manage the flow of sub-assemblies and their components. Overall, organization is critical for efficiency and industrial racks help to maintain a steady process. Racks are generally coupled with our dollies for plants who want to go “forklift free”. The dollies also give the plant a chance for sequencing parts prior to delivering them to the line. Racks also couple with our Ergonomic risers to set the pick height at an ergonomically acceptable height. 

  1. Protect automotive parts 

Industrial shipping racks can aid in the safe transfer of parts from one facility to the next, which is one of their greatest benefits. They protect the products from damage while being both transported and stored. Reducing product damage during shipping is a key component in ensuring the best outcome for manufacturers and customers. When parts are not stored properly, they are easily damaged which can become an even bigger problem in terms of going over budget and not meeting deadlines. An industrial shipping rack is an excellent investment to keep processes running smoothly.  

  1. Reduces cost of shipping 

Automotive industrial shipping racks are useful for eliminating the need for single-use packaging and disposable packaging and can help with reducing shipping costs. Shipping costs are reduced by cubing out a shipping container, trailer or another form of transportation that maximizes the available space. Using industrial shipping racks to cube out space can quickly save on shipping costs and help move products at an efficient rate when products can be repeatedly packed in a more compact and organized manner. This is also a great reusable container for companies since steel racks are more durable than any other type of shipping material.

  1. Increase space 

Manufacturers and those who use industrial shipping racks are able to increase space by using them to properly store and protect parts. Certain parts, especially those that are difficult to store without an organizational structure in place, can provide great use for industrial shipping racks. On top of making the most out of shipping space, they are also able to help gain warehouse space by stacking up which also makes sure parts are kept up off of the manufacturing floor. Keeping parts and products off the floor also helps to clear space and improve safety for workers. Parts should never impede a walkway as they may pose a risk for injury to staff and those working in the manufacturing space. 

What are the different types of industrial shipping racks?

There are a variety of different types of industrial shipping racks, all of which serve an excellent purpose. For example, a bag rack is useful for putting space between parts while they are being stored and shipped. These are commonly used for small parts that are easily damaged. The bags give them a dirt-free space to be shipped Bag Rackto an assembly plant. Bag racks can be a great option for those that need to prioritize the efficiency, safe handling and storage of parts. 

The bag racks from American Manufacturing have a 4-way lift truck access. They are able to be stacked 2-high during transit and 4-high while static. But, the bag rack is just one great option. We offer numerous industrial shipping racks including a walk-in rack, multiple level rack, bumper rack and various other options

If you’re interested to learn more about our industrial shipping racks, call us at 419-531-9471 or contact us today for more information. We would be happy to tell you more about our products and how you can protect your automotive parts during transportation, increase the number of parts you’re able to store, upgrade your organization and reduce the cost of shipping. Overall, industrial shipping racks are a great asset to the automotive industry and can be utilized to help ensure the process of shipping parts is smooth and efficient.