Warehouse Racking

Fabrication

Welcome to WSL fabrication! Here you’ll discover our extensive and ever growing range of manufactured products, learn of our accredited quality and safety standards and gain an insight to our in-house factory and engineering team.

Why Does WSL Manufacture?

WSL was established in October 1989 and after a number of years of outsourcing and obtaining products through third parties we opened our first factory in April 2008. Our priority has always been to meet every single requirement whatever the size and however complex with a truly bespoke solution that will save our clients time and money.

In-house manufacturing enables us to:

  • Match every unique requirement every single time without compromise or delays that can result from using external suppliers
  • Provide clients with more options and flexibility through our close working in-house team of designers, engineers and project managers
  • Pass savings to our clients made through no marginal costs to third party suppliers
  • Assure our clients that the same team will design and deliver the project
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Our Manufactured Product Range

Mezzanine Floors

Our first ever manufactured product, the WSL engineering team began perfecting their ability to produce bespoke mezzanine floor solutions before moving onto any other product. Today WSL produce mezzanine floors in substantial quantities every year,all of which are truly bespoke varying in size, shape, colour and weight bearings. The steel components manufactured by our team include columns, beams, purlins and base plates. As a steel structure WSL fabricate mezzanine floor component parts in accordance to the stringent BS5950-1:2000, BS EN 1993-1-3 and UK National Annex standards.

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Mezzanine Staircases

Associated staircases can be just as unique as the mezzanine floor itself especially when you consider the capabilities of WSL’s engineering team. Whilst staircases are designed and manufactured by WSL to be safety assured and practical they are also made to match individualrequirements and preferences in terms of shape, colour and material.

Mezzanine floor Edge Protection and Handrails

Handrails run along the staircase and mezzanine edges, guarding them to prevent people or objects from falling. Handrails are also used where appropriate in facilities to help segregate specific areas, walkways and more.Tailor-made, handrails can vary in design with an option to galvanise or powder coat in a wide range of colours.

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Drive in racking guide rails

Racking Guide Rail Solutions

These are safety features designed to prevent moving equipment from colliding with structures or to act as a back stop to ensure pallets cannot be pushed over the back of the racks. Guide rails are fitted to both sides of a lane or aisle to protect the racking structure whilst the fork loft truck navigates. The most common uses for guide rails is for drive-in drive-through racking or narrow aisle racking

Cantilever Racking

Distinguished for its ability to store items that are impossible to store on pallets, cantilever racking is a storage solution that WSL can design, manufacture and install in accordance to your particular inventory type and operational needs.  The robust structure consists of a steel base, sturdy up rights, cross bracing s and cantilever arms with powder coating colour options to suit. With the absence of end frames, stock being stored is unconcealed making it immediately visible with direct access, however a fitted shelter can shield the stock from wet weather. When being used externally, galvanisation will increase robustness and durability against the elements.

Cantilever Racking
D Divider racking system

D-Divider Racking

D-divider storage provides secure storage for long items that can be handled manually, enabling them to be stored vertically. Light wooden planks or pipes for example can stand tall, leaning into compartments formed by D-shaped dividers which prevent the items from sliding over.

Coil Racking

Coil racking is an ideal solution for the storage of reeled items such as wire or rope for example. The sturdy frame housing removable metal rods allow coils to turn as the material wrapped around it is being picked. To load the reels, the rod is taken from between the uprights and it put through the centre of the reel before being placed back onto the structure. To pick the material from the reel, simply pull as much as required to allow the reel to turn.

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Tubular barriers

Tubular Barriers

Protect your racking, inventory and any persons within the vicinity with end of aisle barriers designed, manufactured and installed by WSL. These made to measure crucial features protect the rack ends from potential knocks and bumps from moving handling equipment.

Racking Upright Protectors

Steel protectors manufactured by WSL in the required quantities, style and colour are fitted to the lower part of the pallet racking uprights. Their presence within a facility with pallet racking and moving handling equipment is essential to ensuring the structure is protected from accidental collisions. A fork lift truck is a heavy piece of equipment and although steel pallet racking components are robust, repeated knocks can cause a weakness which is why upright protectors are placed to take any knocks rather than the uprights themselves.

Upright Protectors Fitted to Drive-in Racking System
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Mezzanine Floor Column Guards

Column guards protect the mezzanine structure by forming a steel barrier around the base of the columns.The brightly coloured, steel column guards are found in facilities where fork lift trucks operate bellow the mezzanine floor level. 

Fork Lift Truck Accessories

Sometimes a useful fork lift truck accessory which is easy to attach and detach can make a huge difference:

Boom – A boom attachment is a long pole which fixes onto the fork lift truck allowing long rolled items to be picked and loaded with ease. The long pole piece enters the centre of the rolled carpet and from there; the carpet can be lifted and moved.

Snow Plough – Snow can cause serious disruption to business operations and although here in the UK snow days are few and far between, it’s always worth it to be prepared. The snow plough fork lift truck attachment will allow you to clear your yard to enable continual access to HGV’s and other vehicles access.

Fork lift truck attachments manufactured by WSL can be designed to suit the specifics of your particular fork lift truck model, to ensure the correct size, features and colour.

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Accreditaion’s that reflect our manufacturing safety and quality commitments

As a British manufacturer of steel workplace equipment and platforms there are certain standards we are required to meet by law, however at WSL our commitment to ensuring quality and safety standards go beyond the required level.  Holding full SEMA membership alongside our UKCA certification is a clear indication of how much health and safety is prioritised by WSL in your workplace. To gain the UKCA accreditation which is regulated by UK laws, WSL undergo vigorous audits on an annual basis and have proudly held the certification which recently replaced CE Marking since 2014 when regulations became a legal requirement.  Being awarded Full SEMA Membership is a declaration of our wider efforts as a company to successfully exceed quality and safety standards. WSL became the first mezzanine floor manufacturer to achieve full SEMA membership whilst holding the CE Marking (now UKCA) certification.

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Our fabrication team

 From the beginning of our manufacturing journey in 2008, Factory Manager and Engineer Steve has headed the development of each product we fabricate. Today Steve leads a highly skilled, very talented fabrication teamwho work together to drive each project with beneficial effects. Continual learning, enthusiasm and logical thinking energise the team’s creativity and ability to problem solve, resulting products fabricated to perfection.

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Our Factory

In October 2019, WSL left behind the first factory space we opened and moved into a 37,000sq ft space to better accommodate high demand and steady growth. With plans to further develop our manufactured product range, the large space in which we operate gives generously to our growth forecasts. The factory features an impressive range of production machinery including a large paint booth, cutting/drilling lines and welding with plenty of space to accommodate further machines in the future.

Why choose wsl?

What Sets Us Apart

Our dedicated and experienced team will take time to understand your goals and asses your needs. Our extensive market knowledge and practical experience enables us to design and develop a bespoke system that is as unique as your business. Here at WSL we aim to maximise your available space and increase productivity through creating innovative and ‘outside the box’ solutions. Our commitment to excellence, our portfolio and our recommendations provide our customers with confidence in our ability to deliver solutions that are not only superior, but very cost-effective. Our in-house services simplify the process from design to installation by giving you just one port of call. By continuing to remain independent across the whole market we commit to providing our valued customers with the highest quality and – wherever possible – British products, all at competitive prices. We aim to fit our pallet rack systems with as little inconvenience to our clients as possible, using highly experienced fitters overseen by qualified project managers.

Our Accreditations

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Some Case Studies

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