Gossner Foods is a leader in the dairy industry and a growing family business with three locations across the western United States. With space at a premium and energy conservation in this cold storage facility top of mind, Gossner elected to continue its use of the Storax Poweracks mobile racking system.
“In the late 1990s we first utilized Poweracks at our Logan plant. We immediately realized the benefits of a mobile racking system over conventional static racking systems: greater volume of storage capacity; greater product accessibility; and energy conservation,” said Dave Larsen, plant manager at Gossner Foods. “Over the last two decades as we’ve systematically grown our operations, we’ve continued to install the Poweracks system; it just makes good business sense.”
Today’s demands in the food industry and on manufacturers is driving an unprecedented rate of change, particularly in the area of warehouse automation. For over 50 years, the Poweracks mobile storage system has been used throughout Europe where energy, labor, land and material costs have been at a premium. North American manufacturers and distributors are quickly learning the business case for high-density, mobile racking systems- Poweracks.
“By sharing the access aisle among multiple storage aisles with Poweracks, not only are we storing more cheese but we have a smaller area to heat, cool, and maintain which has had a direct, positive impact on our bottom line,” continues Larsen.
Storax Poweracks is an exceptionally versatile industrial mobile racking system, increasing storage capacity by as much as 100%. Comprised of a racking superstructure installed to a powered moving base, Poweracks replaces conventional static aisles with one moving aisle. This unique design combines direct access with a substantial increase in storage density.
“Food manufacturers operating in a cold storage environment are acutely aware of the need to unite efficient space utilization, direct inventory access, and increased productivity,” said Todd Jessup, principal at Storax America | Flexspace. “Cold storage environments are energy dependent and cost-intensive environments to operate and build; facility owners and managers are seeking storage methods that maximize their “cube” while trying to maintain immediate, unobstructed access to their products.”
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Poweracks is one of Storax America | Flexspace’s space optimizing, storage maximizing products- driving storage efficiency and increasing revenue for its customers.
Storax is an engineered storage solution specialist in the design, installation, and maintenance of industrial storage solutions. The range of Storax products encompasses a wide variety of metal storage structures, from conventional pallet racks & shelving, to free-standing buildings with a height of over 40 meters (131 feet) for automated iCube© storage. Our Poweracks© and Ranger© systems are European leaders in high density storage and are designed especially for cold storage.
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, forming Storax America. To learn more, visit www.flexspace360.com.