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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 with a few shelving sections to a multi-thousand square foot facility utilizing dynamic pallet flow racking.

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 operation regardless of warehouse space and function. Here is a list of warehouse equipment to consider in your setup:

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

These pieces of equipment can help you improve productivity and efficiency. You can download the full PDF checklist using the form below.

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Use this checklist to help plan your project and make sure you don’t miss key warehouse equipment or tools.
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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 storage equipment needs, so you'll want to be sure you cover your bases and get the tools and supplies that best suit your workflow.
Selective Pallet Rack
Pallet Racks Storage systems for inventory placed on pallets
Industrial shelving
Industrial Shelving For hand-stacked inventory not stored on pallets
Cantilever racks
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 industrial racks
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 equipment for the job to increase productivity.
Forklifts Move stock with limited risk of injury or product damage
Pallet jacks
Pallet Jacks Manually or electrically lift and move pallets
Hand trucks
Hand Trucks Easily transport boxes and other inventory
Carts and dollies
Service Carts and Dollies Manually pick and move inventory with ease
Scissor lifts and other lift equipment
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 plates and 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 hoppers
Dump Hoppers Collect bulk items for recycling or refuse with a forklift
Dock levelers and other dock equipment
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 systems 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
Powered conveyor
Power Conveyor Motorized power automates the transportation of goods
Lifts and carousels
Lifts & Carousels Moves and stores materials vertically or horizontally
Roller conveyor
Roller Conveyor Ideal for products with firm, flat bottoms
Belt conveyor
Belt Conveyor Pulleys at each end move product along a flat bed

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
In-Plant Offices Creates custom office space where and when you need it
Mezzanines Adds storage space without facility expansion or relocation
Rolling ladders
Rolling Ladders Rolls from job to job to assist in picking inventory
Security cages
Security Cages Protects materials and employees from danger and theft
Guard railing and other accessories
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.
Plastic bins
Bins Help optimize your small and medium-sized parts storage
Plastic bulk boxes
Bulk Boxes Collapsible containers allow for easy storage and shipping
Plastic totes
Totes Stackable and nestable containers for larger-sized parts storage
Metal 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 wrapping machines
Stretch Wrap Machines Wrap protective film around products for storage
Work tables
Packing Tables Workstations to sort, stack, and pack goods for shipment
Packaging equipment
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.

Warehouse Equipment on a Budget

Warehouse managers are always working within a budget, but you need working equipment to run an efficient supply chain. Along with equipment, you also need to keep staff top of mind and provide items like hard hats, anti-fatigue mats, safety signs, first aid kits, and other items that will keep them comfortable and safe.

To help ensure you have the high-quality supplies you need while staying on budget, consider buying used equipment from a trusted seller, like Warehouse1.

Purchase affordable warehouse equipment, 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 products. Our knowledgeable staff at Warehouse1 is capable of answering any questions you may have. Contact us with any inquiries. We also provide guidance on warehouse design and layout as well as with setting up efficient material handling systems to help with automation.

By Gary Selvera On June 3, 2022


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