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Metal trade storage systems Storage systems purpose-built for steel and heavy metal goods

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Storing steel and heavy metal products can be demanding - especially where you need to have access to goods of different dimensions, need to optimise your flow of materials and coordinate customer orders. You need storage from a name you can trust.

Compared to conventional sheet metal shelving, OHRA shelving systems have established themselves as metal industry's first choice for secure and long-lasting storage.

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Cantilever racks

Our cantilever racking is easily the best storage option for steel, sheet metal or heavy metal products. We use hot-rolled standardised steel without any front-face supports, which ensures uninterrupted storage of different product sizes, all on one level. All our cantilever racking is manufactured individually and can be positioned indoors and outdoors, and fitted with a roof or wall if required.

OHRA cantilever racking is built to last. Our racking is custom-manufactured, built to match your specific stock requirements, and is delivered and installed on request.

  • Rack columns and cantilever arms made of solid, hot-rolled IPE steel for bearing heavy loads
  • Horizontally mountable and detachable cantilever arms (K+H system) minimises impact to racking and avoids damage to stock
  • Double-sided racking punched in a 100mm pitch available as an option
  • Available with roof, rear panel and gutters for external use
  • High-quality powder coating or hot-dip galvanised construction for exterior storage
  • Large selection of accessories for individual customisation and expansion

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Rack clad buildings

If you need outside storage at a lower cost, a rack-clad storage system from OHRA can give you all the building functionality and storage you need. Our rack frames serve as self-supporting elements for the roof and wall, so there's no need for expensive construction or structural foundation work, while still giving you all the benefits of a conventional racking system.

We design and build our racking systems individually according to customer specifications. This means you get the ideal height, usable depth, load-bearing capacity and section thickness required for your needs. Our comprehensive service, including design and measurement and racking assembly, ensures we take care of everything:

  • Individual rack clad building designs
  • Optimal use of storage space
  • Building ends can be designed either as an open or closed end
  • Various roof constructions available
  • Installation services available
  • Less expensive than a conventional warehouse with an additional racking system

Automatic storage systems

An automated storage system - either with partial or fully automated loading and unloading - gives you the ultimate in optimised storage, as well as speeding up your retrieval operations.

Depending on your requirements, one or more packages with either sheet metal or round material bundles can be removed for transport to the transfer station. Operations are carried out with storage system stackers or rack riser trucks, equipped with sophisticated safety technology. Performance is increased by shorter travel times while saving space at the same time.

  • Drastically reduces storage and retrieval time
  • Choose from manual or fully automatic control, and change at any time
  • Interfaces with customer ERP software via a module
  • Storage and retrieval vehicle can service several lanes using automatic cornering technique
  • Reduced investment costs and optimal price-performance ratio

Metal trade case studies

AK 1324
Reifenhäuser Reiloy
mejo Metall Josten


Thermoforming tools are cost-intensive custom-made products, individually tailored to each component to be produced. To store the valuable tools weighing up to seven tonnes, Solvaro has installed special racks from OHRA at its site in Szekszárd, Hungary. Each storage compartment can be individually designed for the respective tool size. In addition, the tools are directly accessible and can be quickly transported to the deep-drawing press. At the same time, the thermoforming tools are always protected from damage thanks to the customised beam construction.


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AK 1324

AK 1324

With new cantilever racks, the Czech company AK 1324, wholesaler and retailer of semi-finished stainless steel products, can access stored stainless steel sheets much faster.

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thyssenkrupp Materials

Oone of the leading companies for steel, light and nonferrous heavy metal materials as well as plastic materials in Hungary, has modernised its warehouse in Budapest with cantilever and inclined-arm racks from OHRA. Thanks to the high stability and load-bearing capacity of the racking system made of hot-rolled, solid-walled steel profiles, the company could significantly expand its storage capacities.


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Reifenhäuser Reiloy

Reifenhäuser Reiloy

Reifenhäuser Reiloy, a specialist for highly wear-resistant barrels and screws for extrusion and injection moulding processes, has integrated the previous external storage of raw materials and finished goods into the plant with a new warehouse. Components weighing up to 8 tonnes and up to 10 metres long are now stored in five heavy-duty cantilever racks from OHRA. Heavy-duty mesh shelves on the cantilever arms allow flexible and material-friendly storage on pallets. This means that production and dispatch now have direct, short-term access to the goods in stock, and the storage and retrieval processes take place 24 hours earlier than before. In addition, Reifenhäuser Reiloy saves the costs for external warehousing.

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mejo Metall Josten

mejo Metall Josten

mejo Metall Josten — manufacturer and supplier of custom aluminium profiles — has multiplied its storage space with a new logistics centre.

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