ROS UK Limited Announces Its UK Based Patented Pallet Racking Upright Repair System.

UK warehouse managers are now able to benefit from an innovative hydraulic racking repair system that has taken Europe by storm without the need to unload a single product in most cases. Rack repair expert ROS UK is rolling out its supremely innovative service, which is the only one of its kind in the world, throughout the British Isles this month following huge success overseas.

The ROS patented racking repair system is the only solution on the market that repairs damaged uprights, rather than simply replacing damaged sections with new parts. The firm estimates that it is up to 80% more cost effective than traditional racking repair solutions as well as being incredibly environmentally friendly. Significantly, for those with busy logistics and shipping hubs, ROS’ unique and innovative technology restores damaged racking uprights to their original shape and strength without a single box, pallet or product being offloaded from the rack in most cases.

Andy Timmins, Managing Director of ROS UK said, “Damaged racking uprights present a huge cause for concern within the warehouse environment, with the structural integrity of the racking being severely compromised with every forklift truck impact. Further problems arise when the affected pallet locations have to be closed down and unloaded with cost and time implications. Having worked closely with major brands and integral parts of the logistics and supply chains across Europe, we know that the problem doesn't stop there – there are expensive replacement material costs as well as installation, forklift truck hire and scissor lift hire to factor in. Suddenly, you are presented with an unexpected bill running into many thousands of pounds, in addition to the enormous operational disruption which comes with traditional racking upright replacement.”

“Our upright repair system is totally unique. It has been tried and tested by world leading organisations for the last 8 years and verified by independent tests carried out by top research institutes. It takes an average of just 25 minutes to repair a damaged section of racking using the ROS system, with zero disruption to operations at as little as 20% of the cost of traditional repair methods.”

In addition to the cost and time savings, the ROS upright racking repair method is extremely efficient, with two repairs to the same upright permitted under the ROS UK EN15635 accreditation. The repair restores the racking upright to its original shape and strength, allowing warehouses to comply with all applicable safety legislation. ROS UK upright repairs conform to all relevant British and European standards including EN15635 and have been used onsite by organisations including IKEA, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, DHL, VW, Audi, CEVA Logistics and Keuhne + Nagel.

The ROS method involves a custom, precision-engineered die being secured to the damaged upright and controlled hydraulic pressure is applied using a state-of-the-art process.The repair process works three dimensionally, to ensure correct re-profiling of the front face, side walls and corners, returning the upright to its original format in a matter of minutes.

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About ROS

The ROS system was developed following a request from IKEA’s Dutch distribution centre at Oosterhout which had a high incidence of forklift collision damage to their pallet racking and subsequent frequent, high repair costs. Structural engineer Hans Slavenburg invented a hydraulic tool and repair procedure that fits a moulded die to the damaged upright and through controlled pressure restores the rack to its original form. ROS’ patented system is now used by brands large and small to solve their pallet racking damage problems. The company has a presence in Holland, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, USA and South Africa. It is currently expanding its territories to encompass Italy, Czech Republic, Sweden, Finland, Brazil and Canada.