Latest Product Upgrades – Barpro visits Portugal

Pictured above: Ramada Storax agents and management bid farewell to the multi-bay side member from left – David Sheppard Storax MD, James Cunningham Barpro Storage MD, Danie Coetzee Barpro Storage Factory Manager, Claudia Formigal Ramada Factory Manager, Todd Jessup of Flexspace, Ramada Storax agent for North America.

James Cunningham and Danie Coetzee recently visited the Ramada factory in Ovar Portugal which makes our Storax bases.


While James attended a Sales and Marketing seminar, Danie spent time in the factory catching up on production processes and latest product upgrades.

One of these concerned the project to replace the current multiple bay Storax side members with a new design that goes from bay to bay. While the new side members are still heavy duty, being fabricated from a 4 mm steel c channel, they will be significantly easier to transport and install. The cost on transportation of future replacement side members will also be reduced.


One of the unique features of Storax mobiles are their additional side members. Other makes of mobile racking generally do not incorporate side members in their designs.


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Danie Coetzee next to a new single bay side member.

Storax has always argued that side members are critical for several reasons which include the following:

  • They increase base rigidity and assist in keeping the wheel units parallel to each other, significantly lengthening the life of the base.
  • They provide a straight parallel surface for reach truck operators to use when moving pallets and make the put away or retrieval process both quicker and easier especially at higher beam levels.
  • The bottom level of pallets on a Storax base are designed to sit on the base beams so that they do not protrude beyond the side members. This gives added protection to the pallet loads from reach truck impacts and minimizes pallet to pallet impacts when the bases close together.


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Reach truck using Storax side member to ensure it is parallel to the racks. Also note how Storax side members protect the pallet from impacts while it is stored on the base.


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