Customizable solutions reduce freight costs by maximizing number of parts per truckload
Steel King Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of material handling products and systems for improving operational efficiency, announces a diverse line of highly customizable shipping racks, ideal for reducing damage and loss when shipping fragile vehicle parts for final vehicle assembly. Steel King’s custom shipping racks help users “cube out” a trailer, maximizing the number of parts that can be handled in each truckload. This can significantly reduce freight costs. The racks also cut costs associated with disposable pallets. Shipping racks and containers can often be designed with collapsible sides to allow empty racks to reduce space and freight costs on the return trip.
From steering wheels, mirrors, and fenders to engines and transmissions, Steel King builds racks that maximize trailer space by using a variety of stacking or space-saving designs. In addition to the steel-framed racks, Steel King designs all dunnage needed to cradle, cushion, or support the parts and integrates the dunnage into the rack.
The line of Steel King shipping racks is a great choice for manufacturers redesigning truck fleets to be more aerodynamic to meet National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel economy requirements.
Steel King offers in-house engineering, design, prototyping, laser/plasma cutting, CNC machining, welding, powder coating, and assembling, Starting with the part or prototype, design experts use a unique process to develop a completely customized application-specific solution to ensure products are handled delicately and not scratched, dented, or broken.
Transport/custom product rack options are available for bumper fascia and front ends, doors, driveshafts and axles, engines, fairing, fenders, front assembly, headliners, and hood racks. Also available are racks for industrial carts, kits, metal stampings, muffler exhausts, tires, and many others.
For more information about Steel King’s shipping racks, visit www.steelking.com/shipping-racks.