Warehouse Goods Lift


All You Need to Know About the Warehouse Goods Lift

We’ve got used to seeing huge, steel-framed warehouses fringing the major roads in and out of towns and cities. These are the logistics hubs that are essential to the flow of goods through the country and overseas. The efficient shipping of goods depends upon high quality warehouse goods lifts as well as a network of carriers.

The warehouse goods lift, also known as the mezzanine lift, is what does all the heavy lifting. Most steel portal frame buildings increase the space available for storage by the addition off a mezzanine floor. This is a sub-floor, or intermediate floor constructed either between main floors, or between the ground floor and the ceiling. It doesn’t extend over the entire floorspace of the building.


Why Install a Warehouse Goods Lift?

The goods lift is an essential component in contemporary fulfilment and logistics. Goods enter the building, they’re stored in the warehouse and then picked, packed, and shipped to customers awaiting fast delivery. The lifts need to be customised to the kinds of product being handled, as well as being easy to install and very durable.

A warehouse goods lift comes in a range of different types and styles. Modular goods lifts don’t require attaching to the structure itself, which makes them cost-effective, and reduces the time needed for installation.

  • Goods Only Lift. This self-supporting design is specifically designed for use with supplies, equipment, and other loads in a warehouse setting. It can carry between 300 – 2000kg and travels at 0.15 MPS.
  • Goods Lift With Attendant. No need for a pit and shaft as this lift is a modular, self-supporting design. It’s design to be safely operable by an attendant. Capacity is 300 – 2000kg and the operating speed is 0.15MPS.
  • Heavy Duty Lift. This traction or hydraulic lift can carry up to 5000kg. Tower Lifts specialises in customised heavy-duty lifts and can design to your specifications.
  • Dumbwaiter Lift. Also known as a light goods lift, or a microlift, the dumbwaiter is a small, cabinet style lift that’s installed at waist height. These are ideal for moving smaller, more lightweight objects requiring secure transport.

Installing a Warehouse Goods Lift

The installation of self-supporting goods lifts will normally take between 1-3 days, dependent on the size, ease of access and complexity. All Tower Lifts installers are UKAS and Lift Cert accredited, and safety is our priority at every stage of an installation.

Once your lift is in place Tower Lifts offer a tailored maintenance contract for businesses. This ensures that LOLER regulations are met, and that your warehouse goods lift achieves maximum performance and longevity. Packages include emergency repairs which guarantee 24/7 service should there be a problem.


Working With Tower Lifts

The Tower Lifts team has been designing and installing goods lifts for nearly two decades now. We have worked with a range of sectors including automotive, retail, hospitality, and healthcare. Our experienced engineers will be able to deliver whatever your business requires in order to get your warehouse mezzanine fully operational.


Would you like to speak to a Tower Lifts engineer about a warehouse goods lift installation? Call us today on 01525 601099.


Tower Lifts carry out design and installation on a varied range of lifts throughout the UK including:

Domestic Lifts • Food Lifts • Bespoke Platform Lifts • Service Lifts • Platform Lifts • Goods Lifts • Scenic Lifts • Heavy Duty / Car Lifts • Passenger Lifts • Dumbwaiter Lifts • MRL Lifts • Fire lifts • Residential Lifts • low-Headroom Lift