Metalux, which has celebrated its 50th anniversary this year 2019, has expanded its presence in Galicia with two new points of sale for which it has resorted to the metal shelving systems of ATOX Storage Systems.
Due to the great diversification of Metalux, a consolidated distributor of electrical, industrial, lighting, air conditioning and plumbing equipment, a wide variety of types of loads must be stored, both by size and weight, including special loads. To provide a solution to these needs, all the advantages of ATOX’s manufacturing flexibility were taken advantage of to adapt its storage systems to each warehouse and type of load.
In order to maximize storage space while facilitating intralogistics with different product dimensions and weights, ATOX designed and custom-made mezzanines and raised walkways that expanded the capacity of the picking area to three levels.
The facilities are completed with racks for conventional pallet racking, cantilever racks and coil racks.
Warehouse space optimization
One of the facilities, located in Narón, municipality of A Coruña, has an area of 1,600 m2 for storage. Of which, 287 m2 have been optimized with a mezzanine. With elevated walkways, three levels are provided with 560 m2 of storage each.
For heavy loads, the Narón facility is completed with conventional pallet racking for 288 pallets, cantilever racks of 35 linear meters on 6 levels and racks for 148 coils.
The second facility, in the Lugo town of Foz, has a 700 m2 warehouse. Three-level elevated aisles with 310 m2 of storage each serve the picking area. Part of the space is optimized with a 59 m2 mezzanine.
For heavy loads, this second warehouse was equipped with conventional pallet racking for 192 pallets, racks for 70 coils and 10 linear meters of cantilever racking.
Cantilever racks for long products
Cantilever racks provide a solution for storing long loads that do not fit standard pallet racking, extending over several rack modules.
ATOX cantilever storage systems, designed and manufactured to suit each client, effectively solve the needs of this type of load, effectively integrating them into the warehouse layout and facilitating coexistence with conventional loads.
The storage of industrial coils was of particular importance since the distribution of electrical equipment is one of Metalux’s main business sectors.
To facilitate handling operations for this type of load while optimizing storage space, both warehouses were equipped with coil racks designed and manufactured to measure by ATOX, integrating them efficiently with the rest of the warehouse space.
Custom manufacturing, the key to success
ATOX Storage Systems has more than 50 years of experience as a manufacturer of metal shelving and storage solutions. With extensive internationalization since the early 90s, ATOX has optimized the space and profitability of warehouses of a multitude of sizes and business sectors, thanks to design and manufacturing tailored to the needs of each client.