Warehouse Equipment List

Warehouses store almost everything we eventually own, from food and clothing, to furniture and electronics. They are diverse and can range from a small stocking room in the back of a business to a multi-thousand square foot area.

Because size and functionality differ so much in warehouse buildings, the types of equipment needed for a smooth operation may vary as well.

However, some equipment is essential for warehouse operation regardless of space and function. Here is a list of warehouse equipment to consider in your setup (download the full PDF checklist using the form):

  • Storage systems
  • Lift equipment
  • Dock equipment
  • Conveyors
  • Facility equipment
  • Bins & containers
  • Packaging equipment

Download Your Checklist

Use this checklist to help plan your project and make sure you don’t miss key warehouse equipment.

Find more product specifics for each of these warehouse items below.

Storage Systems

Are you storing whole pallets at a time or small units of inventory? Every warehouse has different needs, be sure you cover all your bases.

Selective Pallet Rack

Pallet Racks

Storage systems for inventory placed on pallets

Industrial Shelving

For hand-stacked inventory not stored on pallets

Cantilever Racks

For long, bulky items that don’t fit on pallet racks

Flow Racks

Uses gravity to move hand-stacked inventory to pick area

Other Racks

Additional specialty racks for storing reels, lumber, bars, etc.

Lift Equipment

Are you moving pallets or just moving small units of inventory? Do your shelves stack upwards of 20 feet? Make sure you have the right lift equipment for the job to increase productivity.


Move stock with limited risk of injury or product damage

Pallet Jacks

Manually or electrically lift and move pallets

hand trucks

Hand Trucks

Easily transport boxes and other inventory

Service Carts

Manually pick and move inventory with ease

scissor lifts

Other Lift Equipment

Additional equipment to lift and transport inventory, employees, etc.

Dock Equipment

Are you receiving materials and shipping products? Expedite the transfer of your materials to and from your dock doors, improving efficiency and safety of the loading dock in your warehouse.

dock boards

Dock Plates & Dock Boards

Bridge the gap between loading docks and trailers


Edge-of-Dock Levelers

Correct the height differences between trailers and docks

yard ramps

Yard Ramps

Allow lift equipment to move between the ground and loading docks

self dumping hopper

Dump Hoppers

Collect bulk items for recycling or refuse with a forklift

dock levelers

Other Dock Equipment

Additional equipment used to improve your loading dock capabilities


Do you need to reduce the costs of transporting products through your business processes? Conveyors increase efficiency and quality control by moving products and inventory to their final destinations.

flexible power conveyor

Flexible Conveyor

Expand when in operation, compact when in storage

gravity roller conveyor

Gravity Conveyor

Use the power of gravity to transport your product

power conveyor

Power Conveyor

Motorized power automates the transportation of goods

lifts carousels

Lifts & Carousels

Moves and stores materials vertically or horizontally

Facility Accessories

Are you looking to expand the capabilities of your current facility? Facility accessories can enhance security, storage, strategy, and more.

In-Plant Offices

Creates custom office space where and when you need it


Adds storage space without facility expansion or relocation

Rolling Ladders

Rolls from job to job to assist in picking inventory


Security Cages

Protects materials and employees from danger and theft

Other Facility Accessories

Additional equipment to improve your facility or warehouse


Bins & Containers

Need to organize your materials and products? Store your items in the appropriate container for your inventory and shipping processes.

bins large


Help optimize your small and medium-sized parts storage


Bulk Boxes

Collapsible containers allow for easy storage and shipping



Stackable and nestable containers for larger-sized parts storage

wire baskets

Wire Mesh Baskets

Collapsible containers allow air, light, dust, and debris through

Packaging Equipment

Need to efficiently move and ship products? Packaging equipment gives your employees the tools they need, while reducing damaged goods.

Industrial Pallet Scale

Industrial Scales

Weigh products on pallets, in boxes, and in barrels

Strapping & Banding Kit

Strapping & Banding Equipment

Band and bundle product for storage and shipment


Stretch Wrap Machines

Wrap protective film around products for storage


Packing Tables

Sort, stack, and pack goods for shipment

Other Packaging Equipment

Additional equipment for preparing products for shipment

While there is more equipment that will help you further productivity of your warehouse operation, the items listed will be a driving force behind your business. When searching for these essential pieces for your warehouse, consider buying used equipment, as new equipment can be expensive. Purchasing used equipment can be cost effective, but make sure you know exactly what you’re getting. Always inspect a used product in person when possible or ask for photos, and research a company’s reliability. Warehouse1 is known for the high quality of our used products. Our knowledgeable staff at Warehouse1 is capable of answering any questions you may have.