“Barpro Storage SA (PTY) Ltd Increases Le Roux Group’s, Fruit-2-U, Cold storage capacity by 4012 Pallet positions through the installation of a Mobile Racking System”

Barpro Storage SA was appointed by Jeff Wedgwood Consulting Engineers to design, supply, and install a storage solution for Fruit-2-U’s 31621.78 m³ packhouse & Cold storage Facility, outside of Wellington in the Westen Cape.

The Mobile Racking Systems were designed to allow for typical Fruit pallets with a height of 2450 mm, weight of 1500 KG, and ability to go up to 4 pallets high.

Barpro was involved in the project from an early stage to maximize the storage capacity. An existing room was extended. Both internal columns and access were important design features. 

The floor was laid in sections using rail supplied from Barpro’s local stock.  The imported bases and racking were delayed by the ongoing port problems but were quickly installed when on site.

Barpro added its wooden bumpers to protect the mobile bases as well as pallet support beams. These help in the placing of pallets and their support.

With Mobile & Static racking, Barpro Storage has been able to achieve a total of 4012 Pallet positions, 3144 of which are in Mobile racking and the remaining 868 are in Static racking placed among the Mobile racking systems and structural columns.


Through the incorporation of mobile racking Barpro Storage has been able to maximize the volume utilization, while bearing in mind the client’s requirements for pallet accessibility and through-put.

With the project being completed in December 2023 on time and schedule, the system is set to be commissioned and in service before the beginning of the 2024 Fruit Harvest.