Beer Distribution Warehouse Consultants For Your Distribution Warehouse or Brewery

From layout and design, to increased storage capacity and footprint, 1 Stop consulting can solve all your beer, wine and beverage distribution challenges!

Need a consultant for your beer distribution warehouse that’s facing storage and efficiency challenges? Well look no further; because whether you are local or national beverage distributorship, an international brewery or small microbrewer, the 1 Stop team is available to serve all of your beer warehousing and distribution needs. 

Our customer-centered approach is to consult with you and advise on the optimal type of storage products and layouts that are ideally suited for your unique facility and individualized operational needs.

People, Products and Processes – Let Our Experts Design and Install a System Tailored Specifically to Your Beer Warehouse

Our dedicated team includes an industry veteran, John Chauncey, who has more than 30 years experience advising beverage companies, including industry leaders such as Pepsi Bottling, Coca Cola, Anheuser Busch along with hundreds of independent beverage distributors across the US, like Atlas Distributing, Kozol Brothers, Massachusetts Beverage Alliance, Standard Sales, Tri-Eagle and more!

We are more than just racks and shelves! 1 Stop Offers Beer and Microbrewers:

Beer and Microbrew Distribution Consulting Services  

  • Meet with customer and gather information, such as the beverage facilities sales volumes, SKU counts carried and anticipated growth over the next several years to determine how much, and what type, of storage racking systems are needed.
  • Assess at all SKU’s being stored in the facilities, such as beer, wine, soda, water, flavored beverages, etc., and gather all product dimensions and weights for full pallets, half pallets, cases, cartons, kegs or barrels.
  • Review the specification drawings of the existing warehouse, if the client has none we can measure and survey the warehouse for the appropriate measurements including marking any columns or obstructions, which may need to be addressed in the design & layout drawings.
  • Discuss current storage systems and review whether they can be expanded, or whether adding additional levels to increase pallet storage or picking locations will be necessary.
  • Review all facets of the business operations such as returns, slow movers, fast movers, how picking is currently done, what automation is currently in place, WMS systems, voice picking, etc., to better define storage layout and elevations to achieve the maximum storage positions and pick locations.

Beer Distribution Warehouse Layout & Design Services

  • Following the consultation process, we look at the situation and offer multiple design solutions to help solve your challenges and enhance your beverage storage operations.
  • With the continued growth and expansion of the beer and wine markets, we understand that there are different picking protocols for each, so we take this knowledge into account when designing storage systems to help ensure optimal layout.
  • In the cooler, where space is at a premium, we offer several different solutions to help maximize every inch of your cooler footprint. Some are listed below, which can also be utilized in any other area of your beverage facility:
  • Case and or Carton Flow Tracks – can be housed on the first several beam levels and have selective pallet storage above. Tracks can be designed as single lanes to handle single or multiple case sizes, or as a full-bed shelf level to accommodate any size case allowing for maximum flexibility.
  • Keg Flow Tracks – can be either floor mounted or beam mounted. These tracks can be designed to handle multiple/different keg sizes within the same keg track system.
  • Selective Pallet Rack – can handle all different size pallets and configurations.
  • Self-contained Keg Storage Units – house kegs horizontally, which can be static or mobile, and designed to accommodate a multitude of kegs. The most popular sizes supplied to clients has been the 16-keg and 36-keg self-contained storage units.
  • Ability to customize most storage racking components as required to meet specialized beverage storage applications and challenges (we recently helped one customer by providing customized wire decking with the front waterfall facing up in order to act as a front stop to prevent boxes from being pushed off the front when loading the levels from the rear).
  • Following the completion of consultation and design processes, we prepare formulated concept drawings and comprehensive quotations for the proposed system.

Project Services and Project Management for Beer Distribution

  • Approval Drawings – gives customer a final review for approval prior to materials and or components being manufactured.
  • Signed and Sealed Calculations Package – completed by registered professional engineer.
  • Permits – if required by the local jurisdiction and if customer wants us to handle.
  • Schedule Delivery of Products – provide shipping dates and delivery tracking information.
  • Schedule Installation – if 1 Stop is installing the system, we’ll schedule the installation and work with facility management to ensure a smooth process, working within necessary parameters to keep operations flowing during the installation. We can work special hours – nights and weekends!
  • Project Management – for larger, or more complex pallet racking systems, a 1 Stop team member will be onsite at the start of the installation to ensure everything has been received, as ordered, and to coordinate with both customer and installation crew to ensure progress.
  • Pallet Rack Inspection & Maintenance Services – provide yearly survey inspections to check existing pallet rack systems for any damages to the rack, and provide replacement components to keep the system in compliance and safe for your personnel.

From Inside Coolers to Drive-Thru Lanes and Fork Lift Operations – to Raising the Roof – Unique Solutions Require Our Original Thinking!

Your beer or microbrew distribution warehouse storage solutions are one fast, easy phone call away. Contact 1 Stop Material Handling today for a consultation on increasing your warehouse storage and for help in maximizing every square inch of your facility!  800-640-5723