AR Racking now certified according to EN-1090

October 29, 2014 by Kirsty Adams
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Fitting three cars into a container used to involve a long process of wooden supports and manpower. Today it is possible to fit up to six vehicles into one standard container using the innovative fitted metal racking service available from Consolidated Car Shipping.

Having obtained EN-1090 certification, AR Racking, a heavy-load storage solutions company, can demonstrate the high qualification of personnel and the manufacturing quality of its rack-clad industrial steel systems, the product targeted by this standard. For rack-clad buildings, the rack is part of the building structure, bearing much higher load than a conventional warehouse. The load of the stored goods adds up to the load of the outer walls and external actions such as wind and snow. Most of these warehouses use automated systems and robots for handling goods.

In order to get compliant with the EN-1090 certification, AR Racking has completely satisfied the stringent requirements of the standard regarding materials, welding, cutting, forming and surface treatments. As part of the certification process, tests were carried out for all affected processes, including inspections of the welding process. The company has also obtained the ISO-3834 certification, involving the implementation of a quality system in the welding process, both in-house and for contracting companies.

Enrique Bellido, quality manager at AR Racking, explains: “This certification is the result of excellent teamwork with best responsiveness; it also implies that our processes are top quality.” AR Racking is part of Grupo Arania, an internationally industrial organisation with over 70 years’ experience processing steel. It is present in more than 50 countries and exports over 80% of its production.

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