Van shelving ideas for a commercial van, article packed with useful information if you just need racking straightforward and simple

What do you carry in your van?

Customers sometimes say to us they need some racking in their van but want to keep as much of the floor area as clear as possible for materials. Open shelves can be down just one side of the van or both depending on requirements. If you need to transport bulky items rail and straps fitted in the van can make the task much easier. View our rail and straps range to see the options.

What Length and Depth Shelving would you like?

We can configure shelving units either the entire length of the van or up to the wheel arch covers, if you want to keep the rear load area clear. Depths available are 210,260,310,360 or 410mm. Have a think about how many rows of shelving you need and also the height in between each shelf. Syncro racking is modular so the shelves can be spaced in increments of 36mm giving maximum flexibility. If you discover you need to move a row of shelving up or down within its racking section, this can be done easily. Each shelf has a 72mm lip at the front and high back plate of 180mm to ensure items do not slip off the shelf.

Manufactured from high strength steel and supplied with anti slip rubber mats. Shelves are supplied with anodised lightweight dividers which can be re positioned to create individual storage areas.

What do you need at floor level?

It is perfectly possible to have open shelving at floor level, however most customers prefer to have open storage at floor level. Choose between a completely open section or have a low level plinth to make the area a bit more usable. Ask us about adding some straps across the front to help keep things in place.  Covered floor level storage area is also a popular choice to create an enclosed space.

For lengthy items that need to be stored, an extendible top tray across the top of the racking is useful. For the larger things like vacuums, store at floor level, add in some retaining straps and or plinth to reduce movement. Larger items or materials can with the help of some rail and cargo straps make use of the bulkhead area efficiently. Ladders can be accommodated either in the van or externally on the roof.

Need some inspiration?

View a great example of a van shelving system that we installed for a customer here.
If you would like to add some other products to enhance your system then take a look at our handy Racking Products Guide. We have a very experienced design team who can offer suggestions and advice and normally solve most storage problems.

Do you want us to fit the racking or prefer to install yourself?

We are always happy to provide a quote that includes us fitting the racking for you. We also understand that sometimes people prefer to fit themselves but might need a little advice about how to do it.

Do you need an Inverter or lights and beacons?

We have an Auto Electrical Engineer on site and can provide a comprehensive quote if you need a Power Management System for your van.
Lastly don’t forget the accessories, we have a wide range of useful van racking accessories including-

Silicone cartridge holders
Aerosol can holders
Cable holders
Long items holder

Ask us for a CAD Drawing

As the project starts to come together now is the time to ask Van Racking Solutions to produce a costed design. You can see what the racking would look like in the van and the associated costs. Based on your feedback we can make any adjustments until it’s just how you want it to be. The service is completely free of charge and without obligation.