K-Rauta, Espoo, Finland

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K-Rauta, Espoo, Finland

K-Rauta is a national hardware chain store. The store has been extended and renovated several times, latest year 2007. Constructor has delivered the pallet racking and cantilever racking from the first. Shop fittings and storage systems must meet storage requirements exactly both in shop, storages and outdoor locations.

There are near 30.000 items in the shop and pick-up yard. Only examples of hundreds of products are displayed at shop room, the rest 27000 or so items are kept in stock. The most selling articles are sauna timber, paints, floorings, plasters, bars and plasterboards. Warehouses and pick-up yards are parts of the shop too.


Heavy loads need heavy racking. The store is fitted out mainly with P90 pallet racking. Pallet racking is located in shop, warehouse and pick-up yard. The most important accessories used with pallet racking are tunnel guards, fork entry beams, frame protectors and end meshs.

In order to display large items better the shop’s side area was fitted out with pallet racking. At the same time the building height was utilized better. Items stored high in the pallet racking give nicer look to the shop than empty white walls.

Some of the pallet racking is supplied with basket shelves. Mesh shelves and baskets let light go through racking so it looks roomy at the shop. It is easy to set out products in the mesh shelves and prevent them falling out from racking or require separate baskets.

Cantilever racking and racking for wood articles are located mainly at outdoor locations.

Man changes the placing of items all along. That is why also the shelf height must be easy to modify.


P90 pallet racking:

- Height 4500 – 5500 mm
- Pallet places 1900 pcs

Cantilever racking (heavy), hot galvanized:

- Height 5000 mm
- Arm length 1200 mm
- Loading capacity 1200 kg/arm