Cantilever and pallet racks for building material storage
Kraft Baustoffe: External warehouse with roof and soundproofing
Kraft Baustoffe, currently the largest building materials dealer in the Munich area, has opened an open-air warehouse for its new Höhenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn branch with pallet and cantilever racks from OHRA. The racks are not only equipped with roofs, but – since strict noise protection requirements had to be implemented – they also have rear wall cladding that serves as a soundproofing element.
In 2019, Kraft merged the Höhenkirchen and Wolfratshausen locations into the new Höhenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn branch. The site offers a significantly larger area of available land, so that customers can be presented with the full product range of building materials for practically any construction trade – from civil engineering and landscaping though drywall construction, to roofing and plumbing.
Once again, Kraft equipped the new outdoor warehouse with pallet and cantilever racks from OHRA, for the storage of this multitude of different materials. Ohra racks have already proven their quality at other branches operated by the building materials dealer. This is because OHRA only uses solid steel profiles for the load-bearing elements of its racks. This forms the basis of their high load-bearing capacity and the slim design of the racks. The pallet racks offer custom loads of up to 4,500 kg, the uprights of the cantilever racks carry up to 5,000 kg, and each individual arm up to 1,000 kg.
Another advantage of OHRA was that each rack was individually tailored to the customer’s requirements. Kraft involved the rack specialists right from the start of the planning stage for the satellite warehouse. In this way, questions regarding storage, statics, drainage and noise protection could be considered at an early stage and implemented cost-effectively in an efficient storage system. This also included equipping the racks with OHRA roof arms and trapezoidal sheet roofing. In addition, the racks on the property boundary were equipped with a substructure to which noise protection walls could be installed on site. This enabled enough storage capacity to be created for Kraft’s broad range, while at the same time meeting the strict noise protection requirements of the City of Munich.
About Kraft Baustoffe:
Kraft Baustoffe GmbH’s roots go back to 1886. Since then, the company has developed into the largest building materials dealer in the Munich area. Kraft offers an extensive range for all trades – from building construction, drywall construction, civil engineering and landscaping through cladding, roofing and plumbing as well as construction equipment and tools. Some 270 employees generate sales of around 165 million euros at five locations in and around Munich and a branch in Mönchengladbach.
The success story of OHRA Regalanlagen GmbH officially begins in 1979: Ottokar Hölscher founded a company for the production and sale of racking systems. Thanks to the innovative cantilever racks, the German company was able to quickly establish itself on the market: In contrast to the competition, the arms of the cantilever racks are simply clipped in the punched upright profiles – thanks to this patented solution, the cantilever arms can be adjusted at any time without tools. Just like the cantilever racks, the pallet racks are made of solid-walled, hot-rolled steel profiles and are therefore characterised by a particularly high load-bearing capacity, robustness and longevity. In 2019, the European market leader for cantilever racks celebrates its 40th anniversary. OHRA has established itself in a wide variety of industries and now has its own sales offices in 13 countries.
For further information:
OHRA Regalanlagen GmbH
Phone: + 49 2237/64-0
Fax: + 49 2237/64-152