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19 November 2014

Timber is an important sector for German racking manufacturer Ohra.

Racking can save companies money through improved efficiencies and logistics and even reduce building costs by providing a self-supporting structure for warehouse walls and roofs.

German racking manufacturer Ohra helped the Pascual Vinuesa sawmill, in Rubena, Spain, significantly cut building and auxiliary costs for its new timber warehouse by providing a self-supporting structure. The timber roof beams were provided by Pascual Vinuesa and integrated into the racks.

The rack system comprises cantilever racks with arms hung horizontally into the stands rather than bolted or welded. The arms can be adjusted without the use of tools to alter storage capabilities.

The self-supporting warehouses can be extended with optional features such as travelling cranes, access doors and guttering. Ohra has also equipped the new warehousing for Holz Roeren in Germany with pallet and cantilever racks for sawn timber and board materials.

Two new warehouses contain the entire range of products on a covered surface of 12,000m_. There is 20km of storage up to 10.5m high.

German timber merchant Schieffele- Schmiederer also specified Ohra racking for a new warehouse, which won the Holzbau Plus award for the most innovative industrial building with renewable materials.

The 11,353m2 glulam-framed structure at Schieffele-Schmiederer's Philippsburg site, houses glulam and construction timber up to 16m long, all stored on Ohra racking. The building connects four warehouse sections which, together, are 70m wide.

Three of the warehouse sections are equipped with more than 450 bays of 7m-high cantilever racking. The fourth is a marshalling and loading area with a 27m clear span provided by the large glulam beams.

The self-supporting warehouse racks at Pascual Vinuesa
The racking for Schieffele-Schmiederer’s glulam-framed warehouse was supplied in the company’s yellow livery