will continue to shape the future of load handling

HIAB - world’s leading provider

of on-road load-handling equipment

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Hiab, the world’s leading provider of on-road load-handling equipment, intelligent services, and digitally connected solutions relies on META Storage Solutions to realize its US showcase distribution center. The warehousing and distribution operations have been strategically located in Plainfield, Indiana to efficiently service the company’s North American clients.

As the industry pioneer and based on nearly 75 years of experience, the focus and commitment of HIAB’s dedicated people around the world is to increase the efficiency in its customer’s businesses and shape the future of intelligent load handling.

HIAB’s renowned brands stand for class-leading load-handling equipment, including HIAB loader cranes, LOGLIFT and JONSERED forestry and recycling cranes, MOFFETT truck-mounted forklifts, MULTILIFT skiploaders and hooklifts, and tail lifts under ZEPRO, DEL and WALTCO brands. Hiab’s ProCare™ service, award-winning HiVision™ crane control system, and HiConnect™ platform demonstrate its constant drive to provide intelligent services and connected solutions that add value to its customers.

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Project details

Object: Distribution Center
META products installed: META CLIP Boltless shelving
  META MULTIPAL Pallet racks
  META A-Frame racks
  Shelf supported platform & Safety Equipment

This 45,000 square feet facility is very efficiently designed, allowing maximum space usage and at the same time featuring a variety storage options for diverse requirements.
A shelving supported platform with a total area of 6000 square feet and integrated staircases, pivot safety gates, railing and kick plates allows plenty of easy accessible bulk storage space at an elevated level. The META Clip Shelving system carrying the platform features over 3000 shelves in various dimensions, which provide plenty of storage space and bin locations required for medium and small parts inventory. Alongside this shelving supported platform META A-Frame racks feature dividing arms for storage of long narrow parts.

The remainder of the warehouse is equipped with META Multipal pallet rack and the META Multistrong heavy-duty cantilever rack. The Multipal pallet rack system has up to 10 levels at a total frame height of 28 feet and can carry up to 6,614 lbs per level offering over 1200 pallet positions throughout the distribution center. It further features heavy duty back stops, waterfall wire decking, end of aisle protection and upright protectors at every frame

For long and heavy duty parts the Multistrong cantilever rack has been designed with a total height of 23 feet, 9 levels and an arm length of over 3 feet. Every arm can carry a weight load of over 560 lbs.

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Customer Review

The entire experience with META has been very positive and efficient. It is a huge undertaking to completely redo an established parts department. We were able to get the job done in about 6 weeks. The META container came in on schedule along with FTL’s of decking. The installers were able to get everything up very quickly. The whole project came together and ran smoothly.

The META system is incredibility easy to work with. All shelves were installed uniform, but moving and adjusting a shelf is simple and easy. The mezzanine has increased our shelving capacity considerably. The mezzanine offers a loading area with a pivot safety gate on both sides. This makes for easy and safe loading/unloading from the mezzanine.

Geringhoff has expanded our product line beyond corn heads to now include small grain, soybeans, sunflower, and milo harvest headers. With increased product comes the need for increased product support. The parts department has grown to meet this expansion. Our new META system will help us with the new demands for storage and organization - Matt Murphy, Parts Manager