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Optimize Storage with Modular Drawers


You’re not out of space, you’re simply using the wrong storage products

In this post, we will discover how easy it is to optimize storage space by integrating modular drawers into your parts storage.

Integrated Modular Drawers can be added to many different lines of industrial shelving to increase storage efficiency for nearly any type of business.  Help your client optimize and consolidate their small parts.  Drawers will make finding and reaching smaller-sized inventory faster and easier.  The best way to maximize cubic-foot use is with modular drawers.

Modular drawers can be used with Metalware’s current and pre-existing Interlok and E-Series Widespan shelving systems.  Modular drawers are also compatible with: EZ-Rect Type 1, NAS 7000, and Rousseau shelves.

  • WHO: Businesses that need to consolidate small parts for better picking, and open boxes that better organized alongside loose tools (eg. automotive distribution and maintenance departments in an industrial setting, agriculture, and small engines, etc.)
  • WHAT:  Small electrical/hydraulic parts, loose nuts, and bolts, small fittings, various sizes of tools
  • WHERE:  Put drawers into closed shelving
  • WHEN:  In an existing project with closed shelving, an addition to an existing project or a new project that needs to optimize space

Space Saving Scenarios

Typical Situation #1

  • Increase worker productivity and pick rate by 25% or more
  • Make products easier to pick because of more organization and visibility
  • Reduce travel time since the floor space required can be reduced by up to 70%
space saving scenario #1

Typical Situation #2

  • Cleaner products and better inventory control
  • Easier to identify products and SKUs
  • Fast access to products
  • Gain efficiency by maximizing cubic utilization
Unoptimized storage space
Optimize your space with drawers, and go from this:

optimized storage space
To this

Typical Situation #3

  • Condense space up to 66%
  • Replace shelves and bin boxes with drawers
  • 4 drawers 36” x 18” x 8” (32” of vertical space) = 36” x 12” x 76” with 28 bins
space saving scenario #3



  • All drawer heights including 3” – 4” – 5” – 6” – 8” – 10” – 12” are designed with deep compartments to avoid spillover
  • Resistant drawer-front designed to eliminate sharp edges
  • An 8” drawer-front provides a full 7” functional storage depth
  • Every drawer is punched for maximum possible compartment configurations
  • Separators are screwed in for additional rigidity and support
  • Dimensions of each individual compartment can be changed with 1” increments using drop-in galvanized 20ga dividers
  • Drawer sides and dividers are flush with the top of the drawer-front to avoid spillover or damaging the drawer-front
drawer height
drawer front
drawer dividers


  • Full-extension drawer slides provide a complete view and fast access to your products
  • Good visibility means better control of valuable inventory in storage
  • Each METALWARE drawer is backed by a 5 (five) year limited warranty against manufacturer’s defects.   Drawer slides carry a limited lifetime warranty directly with Fulterer (slide manufacturer)
drawer with a complete view of the storage area
drawer slide


  • Deep-grip aluminum handle for an ergonomic and secure hold on the full width of the drawer-front
  • Over 10% more capacity than the industry standard (450 lbs per drawer)
  • Each METALWARE drawer is backed by a 5 (five) year limited warranty against manufacturer’s defects.   Drawer slides carry a limited lifetime warranty directly with Fulterer (slide manufacturer)
drawer handle


  • Powder-coated paint finish resists scratches and corrosion
  • Standard colors available include light grey, blue, red, black, and white
  • Custom colors are available
standard color options
drawer handle color options

Expertise in Industrial Shelving Systems

Metalware has been building relationships and projects that last. We pride ourselves in serving an impressive list of long-term clients with our experience and expertise in multiple industries.

Metalware has the team, product line, and factory organized to be the best provider of multi-level and high-bay shelving systems for order picking and inventory storage.

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