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Selective Pallet Racking System

Selective pallet racking is a material handling storage aid system that provides efficient use of storage space for palletised loads. It is the most common pallet racking system in use today.

Pallet racking allows the storage of materials in horizontal rows with multiple levels.

Erect-A-Rack carries a wide range of selective pallet racking components and can design a selective racking system to tailor fit your specific space and budgetary requirements.

Our selective racking systems are compatible with all types and sizes of pallets (or skids) and may be used with any type of handling system.

Narrow Aisle Pallet Racking

Erect-A-Rack recommends selective pallet racking for clients looking to implement an inexpensive storage system with a high throughput rate and FIFO inventory management for many SKUs and low pallet quantities.

(If you need to accommodate trucks, please see the Erect-A-Rack selective pallet racking truck specifications outlined below.)


  • Low volumes (up to 3000 pallets)
  • Large range of Stock Keeping Units (SKU)
  • Low land cost
  • Direct access to every pallet in storage
  • Multiple access (more than one truck in same aisle)

Selective Pallet Racking Benefits.

Selective pallet racking is very popular – it is one of Erect-A-Rack’s top selling storage solutions. In deciding whether it’s the right storage solution for you, you’ll need to consider some of the following factors:

  • Your desired storage density
  • The amount of floor space and your building height
  • The placement of your building doors and columns
  • Inventory accessibility requirements
  • Inventory rotation requirements
  • Item/load size and weight
  • Optimal storage design
  • Cost of materials and installation

Selective Pallet Racking Systems
Selective Pallet Racking Systems Aisle

You’ll also need to take into account the advantages and disadvantages of a selective pallet racking system.


Advantages Disadvantages

  • No special trucks required
  • Low cost racks and trucks
  • High throughput rates
  • FIFO inventory management
  • Floor level is not critical (front loaded)

  • Large land area required
  • High storage cost when volumes are medium and above
  • Limited storage height (12m)
  • Medium to wide aisles required for handling

Selective Pallet Racking Truck Specifications.


Aisle widths Storage Area Operating aisle area Lift height Through-put rate
2.8 to 3.2m 45% 55% up to 10.5m 16 – 20 pallets per hour(pph)


Aisle widths Storage Area Operating aisle area Through-put rate Lift height
3.8 to 5.5m 35% 65% 20 – 24 pph up to 8m

(Cubic capacity is based on pallet height and available clear storage height).

Whilst Rack and Truck costs are lowest, storage unit cost is highest when building, racks and trucks are taken into consideration.

Talk to one of the expert teams at Erect-A-Rack to learn more about selective pallet racking solutions or click on the button below to get a fast quote.