Drive In Racking

Drive-in racking is a specialized form of racking suitable for warehouses with uniform goods & high running costs. The racking can be built as drive-in (Last in First out (LIFO) method) of drive-through (First in First out (FIFO) method). Here the material handling equipment drives through racking & thus need no aisles & uses space most efficiently. The pallets are placed on longitudinal beams. Drive in/ Drive through racking is widely used in cold storages as it uses minimum floor space. However the initial cost of racking is relatively higher.

Floor Space Utilization Approx. 80% - 90%
Practical use of available positions Approx. 70%
Speed of throughput More than one truck can access the goods
Stock rotation Can be achieved by lanes & not by individual pallets like in other cases
Stock variability Each lane can have only one product
Safety Good
Handling Equipment Normal trucks