Abies Polska was founded in 2015 and is one of the most important dealers of structural timber (KVH) and glulam (BSH) in Poland. Thanks to intensive work, it now has considerable technical and storage potential as well as the corresponding skills to provide services at the highest level.

By switching from floor storage to storage in OHRA cantilever racks, the company has been able to increase the efficiency of its outdoor logistics processes by 30%. In addition, the wooden goods in the eight rows of racks, which are around 26m long, are now protected from the weather thanks to the integrated roof and the clad walls.

Until now, the timber packages and individual battens up to 13.5m long were stored outside on the floor at the company headquarters in Pszów. But moisture and dirt repeatedly caused damage to the timber. Above all, however, insufficient capacity and the length of time required to access the products slowed down efficiency in the logistics processes and made it difficult to pick individual orders.


Abies Polska therefore decided to replace the floor storage with cantilever racking. OHRA supplied a total of eight racks, each equipped with six storage levels. The top level is located at a height of 5m – thus the existing floor space of the outdoor storage can be utilised much better.

The racks each carry a roof projecting 2.7m on either side and are arranged so that the roofs overlap.

Additional protection is provided by a cladding of the outer walls, which was done with high-quality sheet metal due to the specifications of the building authority. In this way, the racking system forms an independent, high-quality building.


Using a forklift, individual items can now be accessed quickly and directly. A guide rail at the cantilever base facilitates manoeuvring between the racks and, thanks to the freely suspended cantilever arms, the height of the individual storage levels can be adjusted to different package sizes very quickly and without tools.

The eight 26m-long racks with integrated roofs form an independent building and, today, time-consuming relocation when accessing individual articles is no longer necessary. Abies Polska has been able to increase the storage capacity by 20% on the same floor space. In addition, damage to stored goods – also due to weather protection – could be reduced by 70%.