drive-in rack

Drive-in rack, also known as drive-through rack, is a type of pallet storage system designed for high-density storage of homogeneous products with a low turnover rate.

  • Last-In, First-Out (LIFO) System: Drive-in racks typically operate on a last-in, first-out (LIFO) basis. This means that the last pallet stored in a lane will be the first one accessible for retrieval.
  • High Storage Density: Drive-in racks maximize storage density by eliminating the need for aisles between storage lanes. Pallets are stored in continuous lanes, allowing forklifts to access multiple pallets deep.
  • Suited for Large Quantities of Homogeneous Products: Drive-in racks are most effective for storing large quantities of the same product. They are commonly used in industries such as cold storage, food and beverage, and manufacturing.

Palletised or

heavy loads

Compact system

LIFO stock management

(Drive in)


for cold storage

Note: The specifications, sizes, colors and surface treatments of the products can be customized!

How does it work?

Drive in Racking system

The Drive In compact racking system is the optimum solution for the storage of homogenous products with a high number of unit loads per reference.

It is a high-density pallet storage system designed to maximise the cubic space available by minimising the operating aisles needed for trucks.

Compact pallet racking systems enable excellent stock control in the warehouse, as each lane of the structure is exclusively for a product reference.

In this compact pallet racking system, parallel aisles are generated inside the structure, where the forklifts circulate to load or unload the unit loads.

The forklift handles the load at a height higher than the level at which it will be deposited and deposits it on the load support rails, which are located on both sides of each level.

There are two types of storage for the compact system, with the Drive in type being the most common:

Drive in pallet racking (LIFO - Last in, First out)

This is the most common compact racking system and only needs a single access aisle for the forklift. It uses the LIFO method, so the last load in is the first one out.

Drive in compact racking is indicated for warehouses with low material turnover.

Drive through pallet racking (FIFO – First in, First out)

This solution requires two accesses, one on each side of the racking. It uses the FIFO method, as the first load in is the first one out.

Because it allows access from both the front and rear sides, drive through compact racking is a suitable system for high turnover products.

Advantages and features for Drive in Racking for pallets:

The main advantages of Drive in or Drive through compact pallet racking systems are their maximum compaction and optimisation of space and perfect stock control.

  • Space optimization above 80%.
  • Low maintenance and low assembly costs make this system one of the most cost-effective systems.
  • Structure compatible with other storage systems.
  • Provides maximum performance, and utilisation can be over 80% of the available space.
  • Enables clearly arranged logistics management with full control of inventories as well as traffic and service flow.
  • Designed to allow for quick reconfiguration of the structure for extension or change as needed.
  • Ideal for storing low-rotation loads of the same type.
  • Eliminates the service aisles found with a conventional pallet racking system.
  • Maximised storage floor and height.
  • Easily assembled modular structure.
  • Trucks enter the system for loading.
  • Includes various accessories to increase safety.
  • Maximisation of space
  • Products of the same type
  • Low stock rotation

Drive In Drive Through Racking system structure:

The Drive in storage system is made up of sets of frames and vertical uprights joined together to form inner lanes.

Drive-in pallet racking is the appropriate solution for homogeneous loads without a great need for rotation and for cold stores, due to its great compactness.

Each lane is equipped with support rails on both sides, laid out at different levels, on which pallets are placed. For loading and unloading operations, the forklift truck enters the lanes with the unit load lifted above the rail where it will be placed.

This compact storage system allows as many SKUs as loading lanes. Depth and height are dependent on the number of pallets to be stored.

Load Capacity1 T-3 T/layer(or customized)
MaterialHigh-grade Q235 Cold Rolled Steel
OEM / ODMAccepted
MOQ30 sets
Supply Ability5000 sets per month
TreatmentWith electrostatic spraying and acid phosphating treatment, is solid in construction and anti rust in appearance.
Packaging DetailsPacked by cartons with air bubble foam
Delivery Time10-15 work day upon receipt of the deposit

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