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Manufacturing Supermarket

What is a Manufacturing Supermarket?

A manufacturing supermarket, or industrial supermarket, mimics the functionality of a retail supermarket. Factory workers pull components from shelves as needed for manufacturing, similar to how shoppers pull products from grocery store shelves. The idea works by creating miniature stock locations close to your assembly lines, allowing the lines to be replenished quickly and easily by tugger or manual carts, eliminating the need for fork truck traffic in personnel areas.

Create Industrial Supermarkets with UNEX

UNEX offers a number of cost-effective, flexible solutions that can help your operation optimize space to improve processes and increase profits. With our portfolio of manufacturing solutions, we can

  • Engineer structures that address your operation’s unique storage needs

  • Implement solutions that flow and store totes, boxes, and loose parts of all shapes and sizes

  • Create tilted angle trays and knuckled tracks to deliver the most efficient and safe pick for your works

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Explore UNEX Solutions

Roller Rack

Roller Rack is a pre-engineered gravity flow rack designed to optimize efficiency, safety, and FIFO rotation in many settings. They are pre-configured, easy to assemble, and ready when your facility needs them. 

Key benefits of Roller Racks include:

  • Quick and easy to build and install
  • Create bays seven times denser than pallet position storage
  • Reduce picker travel time by up to 75%
  • Improve access and visibility while reducing strain on workers


FlowCell flow racks are modular, dynamic storage units designed for a facility's unique operation. Our durable and portable workstations maximize efficiency and space for lineside storage, sub-assembly stations, supermarket racks, modular mobile carts, and more.

Key benefits of FlowCell include:

  • Increase space utilization by up to 50%
  • Boost production efficiency by up to 30%
  • Keep the factory floor organized
  • Minimize reaching and improve ergonomics by reducing injury and fatigue

More Applications

Packing Stations

Industrial Workstations

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