Previously we looked at some really, really big storage facilities in our blog 3 of the Biggest Storage Facilities on Earth! We have to say, those magnificent buildings really were big.
This time round we decided to take a look at some of the biggest warehouses in the world. As experts in mobile shelving, we’ve seen our fair share of warehouses, from the small family run business to the large scale industrial manufacturers, we thought we’d seen them all… but wow, these places really top the cake!
Constellation Europe (Bristol, UK)
Who’d have thought that such a monster of a warehouse could be found on our very own soil?
The Constellation Europe warehouse in Bristol, UK, is home to over 57 million bottles of wine! The warehouse, which opened in Avonmouth in 2009, can store up to 9.5 million gallons of tipple according to the Bristol Post, a staggering amount which covers 858,000m²!
Anybody fancy a drink?
IKEA Kungen Skurva (Stockholm, Sweden)
It may seem strange thinking of IKEA as a warehouse but, in all honesty, that’s exactly what it is. If you’ve never been to IKEA before the warehouse is laid out with ‘exhibitions’ at the front of the store you walk around and make note of items you’d like to buy. The back of the store falls away to a warehouse where you pick up the items you noted down.
The largest IKEA store is located in Stockholm, Sweden and covers an impressive 55,200m². We think this warehouse is more like a day out than a quick trip to the shops!
Amazon Fulfilment Centre (Dunfermline, Scotland)
Have you ever wondered where all of your Amazon gifts and gadgets are stored? It’s such an internet superstar that you can’t possibly expect all the on-demand products to be stashed away in quaint shops in some foreign land. Nope, our Amazon goodies are all neatly stacked in warehouses, the largest of which is located in jolly ol’ Scotland!
The Amazon Fulfilment Centre covers a staggering 1,000,000m² in the Dunfermline region! Well, you can’t expect anything less for such a successful online superstore.
One aspect these amazing warehouses have in common is effective, efficient shelving units. If you find yourself in need of some quality shelving units we have a range of mobile shelves for your business or warehouse. For more information, don’t hesitate to call us on 01444 220290.