Storage Systems

Hi280 Multi Tier Shelving

Dexion Hi280 multi-tier shelving is a system that is built with two or more storeys with an interposed mezzanine floor or walkways that rests on the shelving itself.  The uprights used in the construction are designed to have heavy duty capabilities as the lower shelving acts as the support for the floor above.  Made of pre-galvanised steel, the uprights can be full length (continuous frame) or single (continuous floor), depending on whether they take the weight of both levels of shelves and the access walkway or support the lower shelves and the mezzanine with free standing shelving units above.


  • Multi-tiered shelving system with interposed mezzanine floor/walkways resting on shelving itself
  • Can be installed as continuous frame or continuous floor systems
  • Uprights made of pre-galvanised steel for strong and robust support


As no pillars are required to support the interposed mezzanine floor or walkway (the Hi280 shelving does this), this provides more storage on the ground floor than standard shelving with a structural mezzanine above.  In continuous floor installations a second tiered floor can also sometimes be installed as the thin steel grid floor allows for it, unlike thicker mezzanine floors which would prohibit it.


  • No pillars needed to support higher floor levels
  • Provides more storage than shelving with completely separate mezzanine floor.


Multi-tier shelving can also be constructed in the continuous frame method of build, with the shelving being installed as full height frames.  A supporting floor is then installed between each row of shelving.  This method can result in reduced cost as it requires less floor decking, and less time in manufacturing of the bays of shelving.  More flexibility is available in floor heights, as these can be adjusted in 25mm increments.


Due to lower construction costs in terms of manpower and time due to continuous frame method, Hi280 multi-tier shelving can often be a more economical choice than standard shelving across two floors with a separate mezzanine floor as the entire multi-tier system is built as one.  Providing more storage space with less cost, the Hi280 multi-tier system can help to maximise warehouse or facility space more economically.


As a result of the heavy-duty components used in its construction the installation is also long lasting, giving maximum return on investment.  In order to achieve optimal utilisation of the system and of the warehouse, low-use items are generally stored on higher levels and high-use items on lower levels.  A multi-tier system allows you to use the complete volume of your warehouse for storage and handling and for this reason is generally associated with maximising warehouse potential.


Economical, strong and durable, the Hi280 multi-tier shelving system can help you to realise the full potential of your facility in terms of storage and efficiency.

A multi tier installation requires careful specification as the total loads involved can be considerable. Because of this, the design of every multi tier installation needs to be individually calculated to ensure the highest possible safety.


The base of a multi-tier installation is the Hi280 shelving itself, built of EK uprights made of 1,2 mm pre-galvanized steel. The uprights can be either full length, where they support both levels of shelves and the access walkway, or single, when they support the lower shelves and a mezzanine with free standing shelving units above.


The individual components are standard Hi280 parts, but due to the specific demands and possible high loads the installation is completed with stabilizing bracing, though this can depend upon the height of the installation.


Guide lines below:

Height: up to 15000 mm. Normal installation is over two or three levels including the ground floor. However, four floors have been created for some customers. 


The warehouse building is often the limiting factor.


Loading capacity
The load capacity of the upper shelves is the same as the bottom shelves equal to 75 – 400 kg.
However multitier structures do need to be individually calculated and checked.

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