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Advanced high strength steels make racking systems more competitive and safer

Modern life would be almost impossible without the large-scale warehouse and distribution centres which provide us with everything from food to spare parts. Increasingly automated, these centres require robust racking systems which can withstand daily knocks and bumps from packages, forklifts, and robotic systems in order to keep us supplied with our daily necessities well into the future.

Racking systems have traditionally been made with standard structural steel grades. However, advanced high strength steel grades from ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products are helping distribution centre owners to develop lightweight, robust and durable racking systems with improved resistance to the impacts which inevitably occur during daily use.

The advantages of Amstrong® and Amstrong® Ultra


Added value with ArcelorMittal

With our world-leading R&D teams and co-engineering approach, ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products can help manufacturers to design robust and cost-effective racking systems. ArcelorMittal’s Global R&D teams can even assess existing racking system designs using numerical simulations and mechanical testing of components.

By using our Amstrong® and Amstrong® Ultra steels we can design systems which answer to your needs in terms of

  • Weight optimization (e.g. thickness optimization)
  • Increased global resistance (e.g. keeping the same geometry)
  • More competitive solutions for higher racking systems (e.g. > 14m)
  • Simplified geometry (e.g. decrease number of reinforcements)
  • Faster fabrication and construction
  • Decreased deformation under impacts thanks to better energy absorption


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