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Retail Shelving and Storage Solutions

The large influx of shoppers flowing into your outlet can be a good sign of fortune blossoming. In addition to having good store traffic, it is also important to optimize your retail store layout to convert visitors into paying customers.

Due to space concerns, retail shops often only house a limited amount of stock for each SKU. This can affect your brand image and sales revenue when your outlet runs out of stock during sales or peak shopping seasons. 

Here at Fortisco, we can help you double the storage capacity in your shop. Learn how your investment in our mobile retail shelving can help benefit your business in the long run. Our solution helps maximize sales per square foot.

Benefits of Our Mobile High-Density Retail Shelving System

Retail Shelving

1. Increase Retail Sales By Displaying More Products In-Store

Our retail display shelves provide compact storage. This storage system allows retailers to showcase and exhibit more products within the same square feet.

Customers are able to see, touch, feel and try out more products in-store.

This can lead to a higher conversion rate as customers are distracted and tempted to purchase items that may not be in their shopping list in the first place.

2. Increase Salesperson’s Productivity By Minimizing Trips to Storeroom

For some industries, it may not be possible to display all product variations on the sales floor due to limited space. A shoe store, for example, will only display a single shoe and a single size on the retail shelving racks. Customers will usually need to wait for the salesperson to retrieve the right pair of shoes from the storeroom.

With mobile shelving, customers can easily grab their desired pair of shoes right from the retail shelves. Your salesperson can also focus on serving the customer right on the sales floor instead of having to run back and forth to retrieve merchandise from the storeroom.

3. Retail Display Shelves are Custom Made to Fit In-Store Design

To fulfil your display and storage needs, Fortisco provides mobile shelving that is flexible and customisable.

Compact Retail Shelf Display

We can tailor-make decorative panels for the retail store storage racks. It can be customised to look stylish, presentable, and also to match with the floor design.

Increase Retail Storeroom Storage Capacity 

To house a greater amount of stock within the same footprint, we often recommend our clients to invest in mobile shelving for the backend storage. This type of shelving rack offers a higher storage capacity and a greater utilisation of the existing storeroom space compared to static shelving. 

Retail Stockroom Shelving

If you have more storage space in your store, you will be able to save on logistics costs as you do not need to restock from outskirt warehouse as frequently as before. 

An Organised Storeroom Will Lead to Retail Success

In addition to the improved backend storage capacity, a mobile shelving system allows you to better organise your stock according to their category. Not only will it be easier for you to track and secure your inventory, but your stock will also be visible and accessible. This makes it efficient to retrieve or count stocks. 

If the storeroom storage space is not properly planned, it will be time-consuming to look for a particular stock. You might end up losing a customer due to the long waiting time. 

Conclusion

At Fortisco Malaysia, our experienced advisors are able to support your retail storage needs by first understanding your stock keeping unit (or SKU). Based on your SKU and retail layout, we will be able to propose and advise you on the capacity you can achieve with our retail storage solutions.

Drop us an enquiry today or visit us at Publika for more details.

Museum Storage and Archive Center Storage

Artefacts are tangible objects that are created, used, kept and left behind by the ancient societies. Comprising artistic, historical, aesthetic, and/or spiritual values, these archaeological artefacts carry a wealth of information about the past generations that are bestowed for future generations. As a means of protecting these physical validations of our past, proper museum and archive center storage planning is required to downplay the risk of damaging precious artefacts. 

Museum storage

While the skill of a curator determines how well artefacts are preserved, the right choice of museum storage cabinets is equally as important. Having worked with internationally recognised museum institution, Fortisco delivers modern museum storage solutions that can be tailored to your organization’s best storage guidelines. 

How To Choose The Right Museum Storage Cabinets?

  1. Understand Your Museum Storage Needs
    1. Go through your inventory. Understand what are the preservation requirements of different items in your collection, especially delicate items that may require special attention.
    2. The choice of museum storage systems is also very much depending on the size and shape of the artefacts. You may want to consider ordering customized museum storage cabinets for some of the items.
  2. Calculate the physical space available
    1. Pull out your building floor plan, find out how many square feet is available.
    2. Do you have any unused vertical space?
    3. Understand how your staff work. Find out how much space is needed for workstations. 
    4. Understand your organization’s expansion plan. Have a rough estimate on how many new items are added into the collections each year.
  3. Exhibition Requirements
    1. Frontend and backend storage typically have different storage requirements.
    2. How do you want to organize the artefacts to create the best experience for your patrons? 
    3. If your organization is considering visibility storage, think about various ways that these collections can be displayed while stored in an optimal preservation environment.

Need help? Connect with our museum storage experts today. We provide a free consultation to help you discover storage options that are suitable for your organization.

Backend Museum and Archive Center Storage Solutions: 

Metal Drawer Cabinets For Small Artefacts

Small artefacts, such as specimen of entomology, need to be concealed and stored properly under a controlled environment. They are often preserved with chemicals so that they can be accessed in future in their pristine condition as a reference collection for scientific purposes. However, due to the use of chemicals, cabinets for these artefacts require dividers within each drawer. Hence, to get the most useful configurations of drawer heights for the items to be stored, careful planning is required. 

Museum storage cabinets

Compactus® Shelving For Medium Sized Artefacts

Compactus® shelving system maximises storage space within the same footprint. This is because its interior is customisable to suit the height and size of the artefacts. Medium-sized artefacts, such as files, documents and sculptures, are best stored on these shelves as it provides high-density storage and is easily accessible.

Archive center storage

At Fortisco, we provide excellent archive storage solutions which can be tailored to the exact requirements of the archived materials and repository space. 

To further prolong the lifetime of these stored items, you may keep them in acid-free boxes. This is beneficial as they can be custom made to fully utilize each shelving space. In addition, metal shelving is also preferred to wooden shelves as the acid contained in wood or paper can cause paper, photos and textiles to yellow, or worse, grow fungus. 

spacesaver museum storage

Long Span Shelving For Medium To Large Artefacts 

The long span shelving is a strong, flexible and economical shelving system. It is ideal to store a variety of items ranging from medium to large, heavy and bulky items. 

Long span shelving is modular. It incorporates a wide range of beams and frames, which makes it easy to configure to a variety of storage needs. It is easy to adjust shelf heights to easily fit artefacts to the shelving units.

You may want to invest in long span shelving system for flexible storage. 

Long Span Shelving

Alternatively, for more compact storage, you may also opt to place large artefacts such as furniture and doors on the mobile base of our Compactus shelving system.

Our mechanical hand crank mobile shelving system is capable of moving heavy objects. It is able to support maximum block weight of 15, 25 and 35 tons.

Museum Storage Solutions

Cantilever Racks For Extra Long Artefacts

We recommend investing in cantilever racks to store long items, such as aboriginal weapons and antique pillars. 

Long artefacts require specialised continuous shelving that has no frame in between that restricts the space. 

Therefore, cantilever racks that have long, uninterrupted bays between frames, are the ideal storage solution for long artefacts.

Cantilever shelving racks

Frontend Museum Storage And Display Solutions: 

Visible Storage Cabinets Enhance Visitor Experience

Unlike conventional exhibition that is less engaging, our visible museum storage cabinets emulate the new concept in Europe by storing artefacts in drawers that are covered with a glass on top. This allows visitors to view collections that are otherwise locked and hidden from public view.

Museum Display Shelving

This design triggers visitors’ curiosity as artefacts are kept in the drawers, waiting for the visitors to explore themselves. 

It also enriches the visitor’s experience as the act of pulling out drawers are very much similar to unboxing mystery treasure boxes.

Double Decker Compactus® Units Offer More Vertical Storage Space

While most museums only display 10 to 15 per cent of their overall collection, Fortisco’s innovative and modern museum storage concept allows artefacts to be properly stored and displayed at the same time. 

If your museum has high ceilings, you can also consider installing a double-decker system of visual storage to further increase your storage space.

Double Decker Compactus

Hanging Storage Racks Allow Artwork To Be Individually Assessed

Of all the options available, hanging storage using wire mesh is one of the most excellent artwork storage systems. 

Art museum storage

Read more on the different types of High-Density Art Rack Storage For Art Gallery and Museum offered by Fortisco Malaysia.

Conclusion

Our past is where our future is. Museums and archive center preserve the past and tell the story of each precious artefacts. To keep up with the browsing behaviour of modern patrons, most museums in Europe are leveraging creative space-saving solutions to allocate more floor space for community activities. Besides introducing the idea of visible storage, museums are also organizing more workshops or engaging sessions to create a more exciting and dynamic learning environment for visitors.

Having more space and better storage management is crucial to the success of museums and archive storage centers. If you need help to plan the best storage systems ideal for your museum, feel free to contact our team at Fortisco Malaysia or fill up the inquiry form for a detailed museum storage plan today.

 

Art Rack Storage For Art Gallery and Museum

Whether you’re an avid private art collector or curator for art galleries or museums, if you’re looking for a professional solution to properly organize and store expensive artworks, you are at the right place!

With three types of art racks and seven different options, Fortisco offers a wide range of storage solutions that are designed to compactly and safely store valuable and irreplaceable artwork collection.

Our high capacity artwork storage racks can be installed as a static or flexible mobile storage system, depending on your storage needs. Our wide range of artwork storage solution is also famous for its compact and space-saving designs. 

Static Art Rack For Intermediate Storage

Our ArteStore Static range is immovable, which is perfect for temporary artwork storage in museums or galleries. To minimize the risk of cross-contamination in storage and exhibition areas, having a temporary storage area to house any incoming collection is a good practice. This allows new collection to be individually isolated, inspected and if necessary, cleaned.

Art Rack Storage

In addition to temporary storage, static shelving is also a cheaper solution as this simple design has fewer mechanisms involved. This is the best starting storage option when space is not yet that big of a concern for your organization.

Mobile Art Rack For High Capacity Long Term Storage

Up next, we have 3 different product lines that are best for high capacity and long term storage.

Roll-Out Art Panel Storage System

ArteStore Terra and ArteStore Penda are both a roll-out art panel storage system. They are great for artwork display, preservation and storage. The former is guided by railing on the ground while the latter has suspended railing for easy maneuver. 

ArteStore Terra

ArteStore Terra

With this roll-out art gallery storage system, patrons can now admire any artwork from the collection simply by pulling the art panel out. This promotes engagement and allows paintings to be easily located and examined in situ.

ArteStore Penda

ArteStore Penda

Mobile Shelving Storage System

Meanwhile, Compactus® ArteStore is a mobile shelving with screens made of rigid wire mesh and supported on a metal frame. It is the most space-saving solution as it only requires us to reserve an aisle’s worth of walking space for artwork retrieval. However, as Compactus shelving involves movement of a few shelving units at every operation, this may not be desirable in some instances. Please consult our specialist for artwork storage recommendation if you have such concerns.

Compactus ArteStore

Compactus ArteStore

Depending on your existing floor layout, budget and storage goals, our specialists will propose the best design to fit your storage requirement. 

Increase Access to Museum Collections Through Visible Storage  

Visible Storage is a new storage concept that allows visitors to have access to museum collections that would otherwise be hidden from public view.

With many museums and galleries holding up to 90% of their collection in storage, this technique is becoming more common. In recent years, institutions ranging from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to London’s Victoria & Albert Museum have adopted visible storage to display elements of their stored collections.

Visible storage in museum

We are able to help your museum implement visible storage via our custom artwork storage rack. By allocating a proper storage space for every single piece of artwork in a visible storage casing, we can help maintain optimal preservation environment and ensures security at the same time.

In short, our storage system maximizes the storage capacity within the same footprint, effectively leveraging the available space in your gallery or a museum. 

Artwork Storage Rack is Meticulously Designed To Protect Artwork

Noting that most of the paintings are heavy and expensive, our art storage racks are carefully and innovatively designed to reduce vibrations and disturbance during artwork storage and retrieval process. 

Made of stainless steel, the painting brackets are specially designed to hold the four sides of the artworks. Even if you move the panels, the brackets will hold the painting firmly in its place, ensuring the security for up to 25kg per bracket, i.e 100kg per artwork frame. You never have to worry about your paintings falling off the rack!

Artwork Storage Rack

Besides that, the wire mesh panel is designed to have all vertical wires fitted in front of the horizontal wires. This simple but considerate design can help reduce vibration during artwork installation. Your artwork will not repeatedly slide against the horizontal grid which may cause irreversible damage when hanging heavy paintings.

Lastly, art collection should be environmentally controlled by a heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. This is crucial to ensure a safe range of temperature and humidity for the artwork storage all year round. If artworks are not properly stored in the right controlled environment, they can easily decay and damage over time. This is undeniably a big concern for our hot and humid tropical weather. 

Conclusion

If you’re interested in planning or revamping your artwork storage space, Fortisco Malaysia is here to help. Engage with us today to get more expert insights on what’s the best possible industry practice to properly store and organize your museum and artwork collections.

Compactus ® Mobile Shelving | Ideal Office Storage Solution

Expansion of office size and manpower is inevitable as your business advances to the next level. Instead of moving to a bigger location to accommodate your business expansion needs, you may also consider exploring a much more cost-efficient solution. Our Compactus ® mobile shelving system is a piece of space-saving furniture that can help you store more items in the same square foot. 

compactus

Benefits Of Compactus ® Mobile Shelving

Available in two modes, i.e. hand-cranked manual system and electrical, our Compactus® mobile shelving is a storage system ideal for corporate offices. Let’s delve into the benefits for both. 

1. Gain 50% More Office Storage Space Compactus

Compactus ® mobile shelving system offers more storage capacity through the reduction of walking space. You can easily install more shelves on the same floor layout.

Since mobile shelving requires only one access aisle, it prevents valuable floor space from going to waste. 

With Compactus ®, you can easily gain 50% more space. You can better utilize this extra space to set up more working desks, meeting rooms, lounge etc.

 

2. Organize Your Documents Effectively Through Our Colour Coded Filing Storage Solutions 

Besides being more visually appealing, our customizable office cabinets allow you to organise your shelves by colours and graphics. This comes in handy as it enables your operation tasks to run even smoother.

Compactus office filing cabinet

By just looking at the appearance of the customized filing cabinets, your staffs are able to indicate which panel to search for the files or documents that they need in no time. For instance, you may allocate red panels for the sales department and blue for the operation team.

3. Expand Your Office Storage As Your Business Grows in Malaysia

Every business starts on a small scale. But, even with limited capital at the beginning, you’re recommended to invest in Compactus ® mobile shelving as this storage system is expandable.

As your business gradually grows, you can easily extend your shelving system to meet your company’s increasing storage needs. If you have the mobile shelving railing installed upfront, it will not require a major renovation work to increase storage capacity at a later stage. You only need to install additional shelves to your storage system.

4. Secure And Protect Your Documents From Office Theft

With our Compactus ® office cabinets, you can now store those classified materials in the locked cabinets with no worries.

Our manual Campactus ® cabinets can be locked with the built-in lock (Euro lock) that is located in the last mobile cabinet while the electrical Campactus® cabinets can be protected by a PIN code and RFID tags per aisle. With that said, you may limit the authorisation of shelving units by assigning specific aisles to designated users or departments.

Conclusion

In a nutshell, our Compactus ® mobile shelving solutions can easily increase the office storage capacity without affecting the efficiency of storage and retrieval of documents. Our filing storage solutions provide convenience for all personnel without sacrificing aesthetics. 

Having years of experience working with office innovators and interior designers, designing and planning for space-saving custom office cabinets is our main area of expertise. 

Besides filing cabinets, our Compactus ® mobile shelving system can be customised to your organisation’s specific needs with different interior applications such as lockers, whiteboard, pantry and so on.

compactus mobile storage

Contact us at +603 6206 3339 / 3639 or fill in our enquiry form today for a free consultation. Our shelving specialists team from Fortisco Malaysia will assist you with the layout of your current storage system and provide design proposals that fit your office expansion objectives, storage goal and working style.

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