APR12 is a highly versatile system that is suitable for small, medium and large installations. It is produced in three versions:
light (L), medium (M) and heavy (P), each of which is different due to the use of steel strips of varying thickness. This ensures solutions to a vast range of needs, thanks to the possibility to adjust the load capacity of the frames, guaranteeing an excellent combination of technical performance and economic benefits. The special design of the uprights means all the beams can be used on any type of frame. The ends of the beams are fitted with brackets, comprising 4 or 5 hooks, on three sides of the upright. The upright coupling lugs, made by deep drawing, are set out in different ways and consequently work either under tension or under compression. Joint efficiency between uprights and beams increases what can be defined as the "joint coefficient", optimising vertical and longitudinal capacity, to the extent that it is possible to minimise bracing without affecting the stability of the structure. A safety pin prevents any accidental disconnection of the beams. The APR12 components are available with painted or galvanised finish. The Ferretto Group solution guarantees the best balance among stability, flexibility, ease of assembly and safety.

Made in two versions, with 1.5 mm and 2.0 mm thick steel.

Made in two versions, with 1.5 mm and 2.0 mm thick steel.

Made in three versions, with 1.5 mm, 2.0 mm and 2.5 mm thick steel.



The pallet racking system consists of a body of frames, connected by horizontal beams, allowing storage on vertical loading levels. This is the most widespread and simple application of the APR12 system. Thanks to the use of special beams and plates creating ‘loading levels’, the APR12 pallet racking system is also suitable for picking and storing different loading units, such as boxes, crates, containers, etc. The possibility to develop multi-tier racking systems with intermediate load-bearing walkways further widens the range of possible applications. The versatility of the system, together with the extremely stiff structure created by the uprights, beams and joints, means systems can be developed in different shapes and sizes and for all uses, moreover guaranteeing excellent price-performance ratio.

Drive In Racking

The drive-in system is the ideal solution for making high density storage. Typically configured as an ‘island’, it can be made with various depths and allows the storage of uniform material in each aisle where the pallets are located. The pallet is normally picked according to LIFO logic (last in - first out), meaning the last item placed is the first one to be picked. In some cases, the aisle may contain material sorted by shipment and not by item. The intrinsic technical features of the drive-in storage system require considerable transverse stability, making APR12 the ideal response due to its strength. According to the specific characteristics of the system, this is progressively completed and reinforced with horizontal and vertical cross bracing components, or suitable ‘brace towers’, which are required especially for larger systems with double front access, and upright protections. Finally, there are floor guides that assist access by forklift and guide the forklift’s travel along the aisles.

Gravity-Fed Storage System

The APR12 gravity-fed storage system features aisles in which the load units slide on rollers. This represents the ideal solution for high density storage requirements when the drive-in storage system is not suitable for the purpose. This solution, in fact, permits the storage of a greater number of items; the pallet is always aligned with the retrieval side, bringing a significant increase in productivity. The gravity-fed storage concept applies FIFO logic (first in - first out), meaning the first pallet in is the first one out, an essential factor when storing goods that are perishable or have a limited storage life. Despite being a ‘through’ storage system, meaning the goods are loaded on one side and picked from the other, it has structural features that ensure solidity and stability. The roller aisles are provided with speed limiters that allow steady pallet movement, irrespective of the travel length.

Push-Back system

Push-Back Racking is a “simplified” solution of “pass-through” Gravity-Fed Racking and is used in all those cases where FIFO logic is not essential, and therefore the last pallet in can be the first pallet out. With respect to Drive-In Pallet Racking, it presents the advantage of not having the fork lift insert itself into the aisles. The whole complex is characterised by its structural stability. It offers maximum space advantage, with only one front for both loading and unloading.

Satellite Storage System

The satellite racking system represents an innovative solution for automating drive-in racking and maximising storage density through more flexible use. Using the satellite system, operators work with standard forklifts at the ends of the individual aisles, with no need to actually enterthem. The satellite picks and placesthe load units independently, applying FIFO or LIFO logic, and consequently with access from just one side or both sides of the racking. The traditional drive-in storage system is thus made more flexible, as it no longer requires uniform loads in each bay but only on each level. Work is also more ergonomic, faster and safer, as the loading and unloading operations are all carried out at the ends of the aisles. Operating autonomy is guaranteed by the different types of battery technology available, selected based on the storage system work shifts. The satellite system can also be used in low temperature environments, where it is important to maximise usage of space. In applications where the satellite interfaces with automatic stacker cranes, direct communication with the management system can be implemented, while connection to other automatic handling systems, such as track-mounted or laser-guided forklifts, is also available when required.

Mobile Racking System

This is a storage system designed to exploit the space at its best. Simplicity, affordability and expandability are the features that distinguish it. It is undoubtedly the best solution to achieve high density storage of materials with medium-low speed of rotation. The system consists of compact mobile bases, electrically driven, supporting traditional or cantilever racking systems, with defined shape and size according to the material to be stored and to the maximum exploitation of the available space. It is suitable for any environment and can be reconfigured and, if necessary, relocated with extreme semplicity and at low costs.

Cantilever Racking

The cantilever racking represents the ideal solution for the storage of rods, section bars, pipes, sheet metal, and bulky and voluminous loads such as timber, panels and boards. The system is highly versatile, offering the possibility to place the loads on either one or both sides. A wide range of columns and arms means customers can find the best response to their specific requirements in terms of capacity and size.


Automatic Storage Systems

Regular dialogue and discussion with clients enable the company to always find the solution to specific requirements: storage heads, automatic storage systems with stacker cranes for pallets and bins and miniload for box drawer systems, multi-depth and dynamic, special and self-supporting systems.

The company provides global solutions and “turnkey” projects, and is therefore a single and reliable partner able to fully manage on its account the complex and integrated phases typical of storage installation systems. The sectors involved include all firms with automatic storage, picking and handling requirements.

The design, manufacture and installation of input/output conveyors, stacker cranes, static structures and management systems are the upshot of the extensive know-how generated inside the company, a guarantee of cutting-edge and high-performance logistic solutions.

Self-Supporting Storage System

There is no doubt that the most advanced development of the AM12 racking is in the field of self-supporting warehouses, in which the storage structure is also the actual building itself. This is an area in which very few companies are able to offer solutions, as the racking, besides containing the material to be stored, also needs to support the entire construction. The system therefore has to meet functional, static and dynamic requirements (thus taking in consideration various factors like the risk of rain, snow, wind and earthquake) and comply with building regulations. Along with the necessary technical support, Ferretto Group can also supply customers with the calculation documentation for the building regulation authorities.

Mobile Shelving

This mobile shelving is a filing system consisting of mobile bases that can be electrically or mechanically driven. The solution with compact mobile modules enables to double the number of documents stored compared to traditional shelving system still occupying the same area. Thanks to the movement of the bases, it is possible to access the required corridor. The handling system without the use of rails, differences of levels or platforms is patented and does not require making holes or damaging the existing floor on which the system is only placed.

This allows a proper and completely safe access even to disabled operators. The traction is carried out by a “four driving wheels” system that guarantees a correct displacement by means of one single slide guide placed at the back of the installation (usually leaned against a wall) thus eliminating any floor obstacle. The solution also permits self-recovery of slight differences in level of the existing flooring.

Vertical Storage Systems

This is an automated storage system consisting of two sides of racks where metal containers, served by a lift device, are located. It is the ideal solution for handling materials of every size, weight and dimensions. The storage system has a considerable vertical extension and is designed to have more than one workstation on the same machine.

Vertical storage system 250 kg
Vertical storage system 500 kg
Vertical storage system 750 kg<br/Version with the second drawer in standby for an increased performance
Compartmenting tray with boxes
Integration with anthropomorphic robot

Rotating Storage and Filing Systems

TThis is a filing system with rotary shelves for the storage of documents or light material with small/medium dimensions; it is the ideal solution to operate in limited spaces and in ergonomics, when a quick file consultation is required.

The main feature of this system consists in fact in providing the operator with the document or the material requested, in the consultation area with high speed, as the rotary shelves always follow the shortest path to reach the operator.

Slotted Angle Shelving

Office units include chests of drawers, cabinets, shelf storage walls and shelving systems. They are versatile solutions to keep archives, inventories and tools well organised. Our items ensure best use of space, smooth handling of material and reduction of search time. They are available in different colours. All chests of drawers and cabinets are lockable.


A wide range of lockers is available. They are the ideal solution for storing clothes and personal belongings in changing rooms for any line of business.

Depending on their application, the cabinets can be customised to different requirements thanks to the different colours, compartments and locking systems:
cylinder locks, locking systems for padlocks, combination locks, deposit locks and key systems.

GL8 long-span mezzanine floor

The GL8 system is a series of modular components designed and developed to create long-span mezzanine floors in which the distance between the columns allows work to be carried out underneath the mezzanine floor without any obstacle. GL8 is a standardised. codified. modular and flexible system; the design is based on known and verified parameters to makethe process simplerandfaster. Ferretto Group was one of the first companies in the world, and the very first in Italy, to develop a system for long-span mezzanine floors. The GL8 mezzanine floor comes complete with design documents, essential when the structure is accessed by people. as well as materials, and therefore requires a calculation report. The GL8 mezzanine floor is used to create not only stores, but also offices, exhibition stands and maintenance walkways.