Three Ways Warehouse Storage Became More Efficient in 2018, Featured at ProMat

Friday, January 25, 2019

SOUTH CAROLINA – January 24, 2019 – FLEXSPACE is featuring Storax high density storage solutions at ProMat in Chicago. FLEXSPACE (booth number S149), an innovative storage solutions company with a focus on energy-reducing, space-saving, modular solutions, will be featuring its two flagship products: Poweracks, mobile racking system; and Ranger, the high density pallet shuttle.  Both products are aimed at a higher level of pallet density; full accessibility to every pallet location; high selectivity; and decreased labor and operational costs. 
 “The demands on facility managers to juggle growing inventory capacity, cost of building expansion or relocation, labor shortages, and reducing lead times all had increased in 2018,” Todd Jessup, principal of FLEXSPACE.  “We are pleased to showcase three examples of how Poweracks helped businesses in 2018 become more flexible and agile, deliver optimum efficiency, become automated – not static with their storage operations.”
Poweracks addressed three of the greatest challenges facing industrial warehousing today:
1) Increase storage capacity without increasing the building footprint
Smith Corona isn’t just any business. It has been putting ink to paper since 1886, beginning with typewriters and later transitioning to labels. They are a company of firsts: the first portable typewriter, the first personal word processor, one of the first to introduce thermal printers and thermal ribbon technologies. Today, as a leading US manufacturer, they produce thermal labels and ribbons used in warehouses primarily for barcoding Smith Corona’s growth necessitated a warehouse expansion for additional storage. Its current facility was landlocked which left them no other choice but to utilize real estate across the street. 
Additional space but at a cost of labor, production, and overhead inefficiencies. A better economical, logistical, efficient solution for increased storage capacity was needed.
Smith Corona’s first Poweracks mobile storage system was installed in their existing warehouse in downtown Cleveland- doubling their storage capacity.  It worked so well that they installed a second Poweracks system, again doubling its storage capacity.  Poweracks exponentially increased storage capacity within the existing building footprint.
2) Identify semi-automated solutions to deliver optimal efficiency and profitability
RLS Logistics, a leading 3PL cold storage provider, recently opened its new state-of-the-art cold storage warehouse in Delanco, New Jersey.  RLS sought out Poweracks, mobile storage system, to leverage its semi-automated capacities to increase storage density, decrease energy and operational costs while delivering sustainable financial outcomes and metrics.
The results achieved with Poweracks, when compared to double deep storage, demonstrated optimal efficiency and profitability, specifically:
  • 26% less cost per pallet position
  • 63% increase in revenue
  • 2,742% increase in earnings
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3) Achieve higher levels of operator productivity
Similar to the truck driver shortage, warehouse managers are facing the same labor shortage.  Creating the most efficient, automated environment helps maximize the team’s output.  RLS proved that having high density storage with Poweracks did not sacrifice accessibility and speed.  As a matter of fact, Poweracks improved its team’s productivity with less touches per pallet, improved operational efficiency with WMS integration, and increased speed with the ability to open access aisles while working in an aisle.
Poweracks is engineered to meet every customer’s throughput requirements, load details, and every day business demands.
To learn more about Poweracks & Ranger high density storage solutions, visit the FLEXSPACE booth, S149 at ProMat or
Flexspace is an innovative storage solution provider whose vision is to revolutionize industrial storage space across America.  We excel at providing our clients with solutions that minimize energy demands, capital exposure, and impact to our Earth’s resources. Flexspace is also the exclusive North American partner to Storax. To learn more, visit
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