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A storage project that guarantees maximum profitability in the inserted space.
What is a self-supporting structure?
 
A self-supporting project is a solution for closing the warehouse after the assembly of its structure - be it Pallet Truck, Drive In, Stacker Cranes, among other systems - that is, this assembly takes place from the inside out, facilitating its development.
 
During the procedure of its construction, it has differentials such as the structure, which can be built by parts, supported on the base of a pre-built floor, as well as the sides and roofs, or totally eliminating the use of masonry.
 
In addition, the self-supporting structure is a high-performance engineering solution to support large loads and heights with maximum use of space to store any type of merchandise the company needs. Besides providing protection and security guarantee to the stored items in case of weather adversities.
 
It is worth remembering that the structure of a self-supporting warehouse is very flexible and as the company's storage needs grow, it can be adapted to expand the space.
 
The self-supporting warehouse can also be developed for warehouses that need refrigeration. Therefore, the option for this type of solution has no restrictions on the type of items in the warehouse, ranging from the storage of frozen food to companies in the pharmaceutical industry.
 
What are the differences between a self-supporting for a traditional warehouse?
 
The self-supporting storage system reduces the need for common steps within the construction of a traditional warehouse. In this regard, learn how the construction process of both warehouses takes place, in view of some crucial points in development.
 
In the conventional warehouse, the construction is done according to the following schedule:
 
First, the earthwork is done, after its completion, the foundation process begins; then, the conventional structure is built. Once this process is concluded, the roof, walls and floor are made (in this respective order) and only then is the storage structure and infrastructure built.
 
The difficulty arises because there are usually limitations to the access of space in the upper part, leaving the screws of the structures and supports made without fixing, which makes it difficult to level, align and increase costs.
 
In relation to the construction of a self-supporting building, the floor is the first to be developed and the assembly of the structure follows. Since there is ample space due to the absence of walls, the multiple structures are assembled in jigs seated on their sides. This causes the supporting steel, i.e. the base of the self-supporting building, to be assembled and the fixing of screws to be carried out at or near ground level.
 
After this step, the modules are placed standing on the slab with the templates, ensuring the correct alignment for the steps that follow. This entire process minimizes the time required to complete the leveling of the self-supporting structure during assembly, directly impacting on cost reduction and construction time.
 
Why choose a self-supporting structure?
 
A company that has its operations based on product storage and logistics routines, relentlessly seeks improvements within its warehouse.
 
Thinking about these issues, to opt for a self-supporting company is to ensure more organized environments, improved handling for the loads, as well as better material control and stock management.
 
In addition, a self-supporting warehouse reduces the space of the built area, that is, the land where it is inserted is widely used in an efficient way, guaranteeing 100% of utilization because it is a vertical solution, that is, it adapts to different degrees of automation, and can reach heights of 30 or 40 meters. This, in turn, optimizes and multiplies the capacity of spaces inside the warehouse.
 
Designed based on logistics strategies and technical knowledge, together with high performance technology, it is the ideal system for implementation in a company that seeks constant growth and updating of goods, or has its operations based on the storage of products that need to be refrigerated and/or frozen.
 
What advantages does this warehouse offer?
 
A self-supporting warehouse offers several advantages to those who choose it, ranging from cost reduction to strategic storage management.
 
As mentioned, the costs of this system are much lower compared to traditional warehouses. In addition, the advantage is not only based on costs, but also on time for warehouse development, i.e. with less complexity, its assembly is quick.
 
One of the main advantages in terms of gain is that the construction time is much shorter than a traditional warehouse. While the construction of a traditional warehouse takes about 12 months, the self-supporting warehouse is completed on average 7 months. Therefore, the client anticipates the ROI (Return on Investment).
 
The ROI is an indicator that, through it, it is possible to know how much money the company is making as well as losing through its investments. In this way, it is possible to compare the investments that are worthwhile or even optimize those that are already working, in order to have a better performance.
 
In view of this information, the self-supporting warehouse is a storage system indicated for companies that work with logistics operations based on the movement of pallets with medium to high rotation, where there is a large number of SKUs, being possible to observe benefits and results obtained for the company through these operations.
 
In addition, a self-supporting warehouse is developed for the storage of bulky and heavy products, because there is the possibility of different degrees of automation, that is, the maximum use of height to adapt in different spaces, which results in the advantage of storing various types of goods.
 
Get to know Bertolini Autoportante
 
Bertolini Sistemas de Armazenagem develops self-supporting projects based on the needs of each client. Allied to technology, specialized labor, product quality and safety in projects and executions, it offers the market a profitable, effective and reliable solution.
 
In order to facilitate from the entry of products to the dispatch of orders to customers and during the operation process inside the self-supporting warehouse, can be used conventional forklifts, trilateral or all kinds available in the market.
 
Thus, this system arises as a response to low cost needs, focus on the result and decrease of the start-up time. Reliable and efficient, the self-supporting Bertolini makes logistics business possible.
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