The origin of Barpro Storage SA goes back to Birmingham in the late 60s, where an innovative engineering company called Barpro was forced to think outside the conventional racking box. The mobile solution they designed and installed to overcome their own warehousing constraints laid the foundation for what is now the world-leading mobile storage solution: STORAX.
Following the success of that first installation, Barpro expanded STORAX into other applications. It became the mobile racking system of choice for British and European ambient and cold-storage warehouses, and arrived in South Africa in the early 1990s. Lusitania’s Hermanus cold store was the first local installation in 1991, followed by Commercial Cold Storage’s Duncan Dock. By 1996 there were 34 STORAX systems in operation throughout South Africa.
With such an obvious demand for STORAX in the country, the Barpro Group decided to start a local subsidiary. Barpro Storage SA (Pty) Ltd. was founded in 1996 and tasked with providing local sales and support for STORAX solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa, ensuring the same level of quality and service as their international founders.
In 2001, the Barpro Group sold the STORAX business to F. Ramada, a Portuguese engineering conglomerate, but Barpro Storage SA remained the official STORAX agent for Sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.
To this day, Barpro Storage SA maintains the same core principles: innovative, solution-driven designs, comprehensive and trustworthy service, and top quality manufacturing and installations that stand the test of time.