POLYPAL builds a Cantilever warehouse for Olarra steel rods







The company Aceros Inoxidables Olarra, global leader in the manufacture of stainless steel through horizontal continuous casting, contacted POLYPAL to devise a storage solution that would increase its storage capacity and reduce load handling times in its finished product warehouse.

Olarra is specialised in the manufacture of long stainless steel products, therefore the ideal solution for this type of merchandise is the cantilever system.

POLYPAL cantilever racking consists of a structure of single or double columns with cantilever arms. Any type of long load can be stored on it, irrespective of its length, as no structural element impedes handling.

Preliminary data

  • Stainless steel rods are stored in baskets at ground level.
  • Large quantity of references and lengths.
  • Need to increase storage capacity within the same building.
  • Use of a gantry crane for load handling.
  • Requirement to reduce load handling times.

Current situation

  • Gantry crane assisted by an automated trilateral movement system.
  • Cantilever racking:
    1. Height: 8,400m
    2. Depth: 700 mm
    3. 204 load levels distributed in 17 heights.
    4. 2 single lines and 5 double ones of 38m in length.
    5. Max capacity/arm: 600 kg
    6. Distance between cantilever arms of 1,300 mm, valid for storing the wide variety of measurements.


  • Better use of the space available in the building thanks to the storage at height.
  • Significant reduction of merchandise handling times.
  • Immediate inventories.
  • Improved arrival and departure times of the finished product warehouse.
  • Increased materials storage capacity.

Thanks to its collaboration with POLYPAL, Olarra has managed to achieve its established objectives. It has automated certain processes of the logistics system that have helped to improve working times, and increase efficiency.

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