We look at the 5 reasons the manufacturing industry is benefitting from mezzanine floors. With the instability in the UK property market and high demand for the existing pool of property, there is a debate among businesses about whether to relocate or renovate. How can premises be adapted to support current or desired growth? What is the best way to create additional space for your manufacturing business before looking at a costly relocation? Mezzanine floors are an ideal solution for increasing your usable area by making use of valuable vertical space. Here’s why:
1. Increased storage or product capacity
A mezzanine floor’s core benefit is the ability to create that much-needed extra floor space within the existing building. With rising production demands, manufacturers often face the challenge of limited storage capacity. Mezzanines allow them to effectively utilize vertical space by adding an elevated level above the production floor. This additional floor can be used to store raw materials, finished products, spare parts, or any other essential items, freeing up valuable floor space for production activities. More insights on how to maximise your warehouse space are in our blog.
2. Improved workflow and organisation
Mezzanine floors enable manufacturers to streamline their workflow and improve organisational efficiency. By segregating different manufacturing processes across multiple levels and operations can be better organised. For example, the ground floor can be dedicated to receiving, packaging, and shipping, offices, while the mezzanine level can house assembly lines or specialised production areas. This separation minimises interference between different stages of production, reduces congestion, and optimises the movement of goods. Read more on how you can improve business efficiency with a mezzanine installation.
3. Flexibility and Tailoring
Mezzanine floors offer great flexibility and tailoring options for manufacturers. As structures, they can be designed to meet the specific needs of a manufacturing facility. They can be easily modified, expanded, or relocated, making them adaptable to changing production requirements. Manufacturers can integrate various features into their mezzanine floors, such as conveyor systems, partitioned offices, equipment platforms, safety enclosures like mesh cages or even racking and storage systems added to them. This adaptability ensures that the mezzanine can evolve along with the business, supporting long-term growth and scalability.
4. Money saving
Compared to the cost of moving to new premises, adapting the current building or building a new one, a mezzanine installation is a much more affordable option. Not only will it cost less to create a mezzanine floor, but it will also take a fraction of the time than that of an extension or a relocation. Making efficient use of the available space by utilising vertical space within a warehouse means significant cost savings while enhancing production capabilities.
5. Staff well-being
A mezzanine can be used to create designated spaces for employees to rest and work, from break rooms, locker spaces, meeting rooms, offices and restrooms. Providing comfortable and well-designed facilities for staff can contribute to a positive work environment and boost morale which will have a knock-on effect on overall productivity. As mezzanine floors will be installed to meet health, safety and fire regulations, staff will be assured of working in a safe and ergonomic environment. As the floor can be installed with hand and guardrails as well as proper lighting, a professional mezzanine installation will help to minimise accidents and promote a culture of workplace safety.
Mezzanine floors provide manufacturers with a range of benefits, from increased storage capacity and enhanced workflow to flexibility and cost-effective expansion. By utilizing vertical space effectively, manufacturers can optimize their operations, improve productivity, and adapt to evolving business needs. Mezzanine floors offer a practical solution that maximizes space utilization, enhances safety, and supports long-term growth. As the manufacturing industry continues to evolve, incorporating mezzanines into facility design is a smart strategic move for manufacturers seeking to stay competitive in a dynamic market.
Advantage Service Offering
With a professional and experienced mezzanine installation company, such as Advantage, we will work with you from design through to installation. Getting to know your business, the objectives behind your mezzanine project, and its’ purpose. We then visit your warehouse to take precise measurements and create a design of what your new installation will look like. We take care of all the essential building regulations, and our expert team of installers will construct your mezzanine with the minimum disruption to your day-to-day production and operations, delivering the project within your timeframe and budget.