Many businesses that rely on warehouses prefer to use semi-permanent warehouse partitioning walls in their facilities. Remax Products lists out five reasons why businesses are opting for temporary partitioning in their warehouses.
1. Rented premises
When a business is renting or leasing a warehouse, there’s no need to spend money on installing permanent walls. Any permanent improvement carried out on rented space will need to be left behind when the business moves to another premises, resulting in loss of money.
Zoning is a major challenge in warehouses that are rented as a large shell, especially when the business needs to separate out spaces for a range of services from storage to delivery. Semi-permanent partitioning offers a cost-effective zoning solution, providing the required separation without the heavy cost of more permanent walls. Semi-permanent walls can also be removed and reinstalled at the new premises when the business decides to move.
Flexwall from Remax Products is a semi-permanent partitioning system delivering several advantages to the business. Flexwall presents a fast and efficient solution for shielding areas from dust; creating bespoke zones without having to install a permanent wall; containing dust and noise from construction work and protecting other areas of the facility; enclosing hazardous work areas; preventing hazardous splashing/overspray from one zone to another; preventing pests, including birds; reducing cross-contamination; segregating packing and delivery areas; and enabling general factory/ workshop zoning among many more.
2. On-site flexibility/ expansion options
Food processing facilities that have seasonal production lines or cater for different product lines such as gluten-free food, nut-free products, Halal products, dairy-free food and beverages, or vegan food require a sturdy, yet temporary zoning solution.
Facilities that need to adjust their production zones, segregate areas such as the delivery area from the production area or contain a clean zone can employ a temporary zoning solution such as Flexwall semi partitioning systems that are durable, have a quick turnaround, and are easy to install and move.
Facilities that also process gluten-free, nut-free or dairy-free products must ensure proper segregation. Having dedicated equipment and areas to use across different allergen/gluten groups is a strategy employed by many storage and production facilities. This is beneficial because it eliminates the need for a rigorous cleaning procedure each time the product is changed.
3. Unpredictable future requirements/ commitments
Specialised food manufacturers should have the ability to cater for demand by taking on new product lines or producing multiple product lines in one facility. Flexwall can be installed in almost any structure, irrespective of size.
Semi-permanent walls are cost effective due to their quick turnaround and easy installation with minimum downtime. The facility also doesn’t have to deal with messy building works and construction or drying time for concrete, plastering and paint works. Semi permanent partitioning offers the flexibility to modify the layout to suit particular manufacturing requirements and can be taken along when it’s time to move.
5. Natural lighting
Flexwall is a fire-rated, flexible partitioning material that is semi-translucent in appearance, allowing natural light to enter various segregated areas. Flexwall not only eliminates dark and cold processing zones in the warehouse but also saves energy by allowing natural light to enter the processing zones, reducing the need to electrically light up the area. This is especially useful in large areas with minimal external windows.
Flexwall semi-permanent partitioning can work seamlessly with a range of facilities and is especially recommended for dedicated zones processing allergen/gluten containing products. Flexwall factory and warehouse dividers can be rapidly deployed to accommodate changes in production lines, fixed to almost any structure such as a durable and attractive temporary wall, and fitted around protrusions such as service pipes and ducting. Doors can also be incorporated if required.
Image: Semi permanent partitioning in a warehouse