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How vehicle storage systems help you make the most out of your cargo space

A properly organised van storage is essential for any business using a cargo van in their daily work. Keeping things in order not only makes everything easier to find and keep track of supply but also reduces the risk of the equipment being damaged.

But where to start? What to get? How to organise it?

To help you answer these questions, we’ve compiled this guide on vehicle storage systems so you have one less thing to worry about.

Vehicle storage racking

There are loads of different easy and cost-efficient vehicle storage racking solutions bringing order to your cargo space. Whether it’s small plastic bins, large shelves and drawers, or a false floor, there’s a vehicle storage racking system for every type of van and needs. It all depends on the size of your van and how much space you have.

Bins, boxes, nets

Simple bins, boxes, and nets are ideal vehicle storage racking for smaller vans. They’re light, small and easy to install. Of course, they work equally well in larger vans also, adding some extra storage space for loose items to supplement the larger storage spaces.

  • Work van storage bins come in all shapes and sizes. Larger stacking bins are ideal if you’re looking for a more adaptable way to carry larger items, or why not go for a panel with multiple smaller bins for easy access and storage of smaller items?
  • Storage boxes tend to be larger than bins, able to be stacked on top of each other to make the most out of the cargo space. They also come with a lid to keep the items safe and secure.
  • Van storage nets are great for keeping loose items from rolling around during transit and makes the most out of walls and smaller spaces. They can attach to any surface to keep the cargo space clutter-free and are both super light and easy to install.

OBS! System Edström does not offer storage boxes or nets, but we would still recommend buying some to make the most out of your cargo space. 

Shelves, drawers, secure storage

For vans on the bigger side, vehicle storage racking such as shelves, drawers, and secure storage is almost always essential to keep the cargo space organized. These larger, more capable storage solutions help you make the most out of your available cargo space with heavy-duty construction and ample storage space.

  • Shelving makes the most out of the vertical space, providing ample space to store your items. Larger flat van shelves are ideal for bigger boxes and bins, while shelving units with smaller cubby holes allows you to separate loose items and more easily keep track of them.
  • Heavy-duty van storage drawers are ideal for keeping expensive items and/or fragile items safe. Lockable drawers add an extra layer of security whilst larger cabinets of drawers add lots of storage space. 

How to organise your work van

But the vehicle storage system is not everything, equally important is HOW you organise your van’s cargo space. How you want to organise your van depends on what you use it for, but here are a few general tips on how to properly organise your van to ensure efficiency in your daily work:

  • Label everything! By labelling, colour-coding, or in some way marking your storage spaces, it makes it easier to find any item, as well as making it quicker to put them away. 
  • Store large and heavy items by the door. By keeping larger and heavy items by the door, it reduces the distance you have to carry heavier or awkwardly shaped pieces of equipment through the cargo space. Always load heavy objects as close to the floor as possible.
  • Group similar items together. The most efficient way to store your van is by grouping similar items together. Doing so makes it easier to keep track of where everything is at all times.
  • Create task-oriented toolboxes for daily tasks. When you need to carry out a specific task, just locate the allocated toolbox and everything you need is one place where you won’t have to search for each item. 
  • Make it easy to put things away. To ensure everything is kept where it’s meant to be, make it as effortless as possible to put away your equipment. This makes packing away quick and convenient, which means you’re less likely to give up and dump the items in the wrong place.

Invest in-vehicle storage systems from System Edström

System Edström offers both standard and customised van racking solutions. Whichever industry you’re in, we provide you with a complete range of high-quality vehicle storage systems to ensure the inside of your van is as flexible and safe as possible. 

Drawing tool 

If you’re unsure about what products and systems to decorate your van with, we recommend you use our high-tech drawing program to plan and create the outlines for your vehicle in 3D. You can draw layouts and test different internal van racking systems to see what suits you and your van best, either on your own or together with one of our dealers. 

 

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Our internal van racking offering 

If you spend just 10 minutes a day, five days a week, looking through your van for tools or stock, you will have spent just over a full week searching for things over a year. By organising your van with high-quality internal van racking products, you can save yourself both valuable time and money.

In this blog, we will guide you through some of the best solutions for internal van racking, to give you a greater understanding of the products available for you and your vehicle, and how they will benefit you in the long run. 

System Edströms internal van racking offering

System Edström offers customised van racking systems and cost-efficient solutions for commercial vehicles to turn your van into a flexible, safe, and effective mobile workplace.
Here are three of our internal van racking products, and the benefits they bring both you and your business:

Shelves

Shelving systems are an internal van racking solution that keeps tools, equipment, and materials organised inside the vehicle, preventing work materials from moving and shifting while the vehicle is in motion. 

Underfloor drawers

When your van is your workplace, it’s essential that it is as practical as possible. Investing in underfloor drawers means you can store more things in your vehicle while leaving room for equipment and other items on the floor itself. 

Holders and hooks

Your van is a fundamental part of your profession. It is essential that you have high-quality internal van racking products if you are to work efficiently. Installing hooks and holders in your vehicle gives you a natural place to put and hang your belongings, making it easier to keep track of everything. 

Different types of holders:

  • Paper holder 
  • Cable roll holder 
  • Battery holder
  • Tool holders 

Choose System Edström when buying internal van racking

System Edström has many years’ experience working with both standard and customised van racking solutions. Whichever industry you’re in, we provide you with a complete range of high-quality van racking systems and internal racking for vans to ensure the inside of your van is flexible and safe. 

Drawing tool 

If you’re unsure about what products and systems to decorate your van with, we recommend you use our high-tech drawing program, which you can find on our website, to plan and create outlines of your vehicle in 3D. You can draw layouts and test different internal van racking systems to see what suits you and your van best, either on your own or together with one of our dealers. 

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Essential types of van interior accessories

Any tradesperson knows that having the right van interior accessories can have a massive impact on getting the job done. It allows you to maximise your cargo space and productivity while keeping all your belongings protected. 

These days, though, there’s a host of van interior accessories available. It can be hard to decide which ones are most suitable for you and your business. So, you need to take some time to consider your needs. Everyone works differently, and every trade has its essential tools. By making a list of the equipment you use every day, you’ll be able to visualise your needs and select which of System Edström’s van interior accessories below will be the most beneficial.

System Edström’s van interior accessories offering

We offer a wide range of van interior accessories for all professions to turn your van into a flexible, safe and effective mobile workplace. In this blog, we will take a closer look at some of those products.

  • Storage trays are great van interior accessories for keeping your most minor things together and secured. With small, dividable bins, System Edström’s toolboxes offer a great storage system to take with you onto the job site
  • Shelving systems in your van can save your team valuable time and effort when out on a job. By having shelves exactly where you need them, at eye level or lower, you can find your items quickly and easily.
  • Hooks come in several different styles and can be used in with our panels and shelves to ensure all your tools are safe and secure.
  • Drawers are a vital part of any well-designed van racking system. With a comprehensive set of van drawers to complement our innovative shelving solutions, you can keep all your tools, features, and equipment close to hand.
  • Van light accessories help keep the cargo space in your vehicle bright, making it easy to find your tools day or night. They also reduce the chance of accidentally getting cuts and injuries when searching through things in the dark. System Edström offers both exterior and interior van lighting systems to help your team to do their jobs as hassle-free as possible.

Why choose System Edström when purchasing van interior accessories 

System Edström has many years of experience working with both standard and customised vehicle racking solutions. Whichever industry you’re in, we provide you with a complete range of high-quality van racking systems and van interior accessories to ensure the inside of your van is flexible and safe. 

 

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Four benefits of a vehicle racking system

Whether you’re a self-employed electrician or a team leader of a larger plumbing group, getting the right vehicle for your business is essential. While it’s important to care for the exterior to leave a lasting first impression with your client, the interior will play an equally important part in making your workday safe and efficient. Choosing between high-quality vehicle racking systems is a big consideration that will largely impact your business – and here’s why. 

1. It’s more compact and reliable than DIY shelving 

Back in the days, artisans would build their own van racking systems made out of wood of different variations. It wouldn’t last very long, but the “do it yourself” approach was often the only option. Today, it’s very different. System Edström offers high-quality racking units to suit any need where the interior van racking is mostly made of light but solid steel. Using metal instead of wood makes the shelving and storage much more robust, safe and secure.

Another thing making our vehicle racking solutions superior to the “do it yourself” approach is the amount of storage you’re able to squeeze into any vehicle. System Edströms van racking packages are tailored to suit your specific van model perfectly, making the best use of the available cargo space. 

2. It improves safety and efficiency 

When a company uses a light-commercial vehicle to drive between work sites transporting tools, accessories and different materials, it’s essential to keep these items secure and organized. For instance, how much time do you or your employees spend searching for things that have been misplaced in the van? Or do you often hear your tools rattling around in the cargo space while driving?

A properly designed vehicle racking system provides artisans with a safe method of carrying goods and tools. In the unfortunate event of a crash, a high-quality vehicle racking system will prevent everything in the cargo space from being thrown around, reducing the risk of the vehicle and its passenger getting harmed. It also helps you and your personnel keep track of all different tools, materials and components in a smart and efficient way.  

3. It gives an impression of professionalism

In addition to improving day-to-day efficiency, vehicle racking solutions help enhance your business’s professional image outwards. Your van is a reflection of your company, so when its doors are open, it’s essential to make sure anyone peeking inside will see a tidy and well laid out vehicle instead of a messy one. 

4. It saves you money 

It might not be obvious, but installing a professional vehicle racking system can save you money. You will be able to pack more tools, equipment and materials into the available space, resulting in fewer trips between your company’s facility and your customers. Making fewer trips will reduce the need for fuel, ultimately cutting your expenses. 

Why choose System Edström when purchasing and installing vehicle racking systems 

System Edström has many years of experience working with both standard and customized vehicle racking solutions. Whichever industry you’re in, we provide you with a complete range of high-quality van racking systems to ensure the interior of your van is flexible, safe, and useful. Explore our vehicle racking solutions today.

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3 suggestions to consider when buying metal van racking

Having a well-planned van racking system in your vehicle makes your business more efficient, and it saves valuable time and effort when out on a job. Whichever industry you’re in, System Edstrom provides you with a complete range of high-quality metal van racking systems to ensure the interior of your van is flexible, safe, and useful.

However, you don’t buy van metal shelving on the spur of the moment. Taking the time and help to make the right investment will ensure you’ve used your money wisely and done something to improve your business. 

Suggestions when purchasing metal van racking

With that said, here are some recommendations to consider when purchasing and installing shelving for your light-commercial vehicle.

1. Draw a plan on how to use your cargo space

As with most things, planning is key. When considering different metal van racking options, sit down with a piece of paper and sketch an outline of your cargo space.

  • What are you going to store? Are you in need of drawers or drop-front shelves?
  • If you need larger pieces of equipment, how can you benefit from van metal shelving in terms of new storage space created in the cargo area?
  • How much room do you need in your van in order to be efficient?  

With System Edstrom’s high-tech drawing program, it’s possible for you to plan and create sketches of your vehicle directly on our website. Independently or with one of our dealers, you can draw layouts and test different car interiors to see what suits you and your van best.

2. Make sure to know your vans size measurements

Light-commercial vehicles come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Roof heights vary, as do wheelbase sizes. The amount of room you have in a Citroën Berlingo is different from the amount of space in a Peugeot Expert. Knowing the van’s dimensions before purchasing van metal shelving is essential. When trying to figure out ways to use your van’s cargo space, being aware of its measurements helps you decide what interior and accessories to put in your car.

3. Consider buying a van racking package or individual shelves

When buying metal racking for vans, it’s a good idea to consider the full van racking system proposals developed to fit your specific vehicle. System Edström offers packages tailored to suit your particular model, as well as packages suited for different types of professions. 

However, sometimes you don’t need or want an already made proposal. If that’s the case, you can easily choose to remove or add interior components to already finished packages or create your very own van interior from scratch.

Explore the range of metal van racking systems at System Edström

System Edström is one of the largest manufacturers of van racking systems for light commercial vehicles in Europe. With more than 60 years of experience, we are experts in creating functional and safe workplaces. With us, you will find high-quality metal van racking systems suitable for your specific car. Explore our assortment today.

Four Benefits of racking system for Mercedes Sprinter, Vito, Citan and X-Class

Mercedes light commercial vehicles equipped with a high-quality van racking system from System Edström give you an effective mobile workplace that can really streamline your workday.

At System Edström, we offer full van racking system proposals developed to fit your specific Mercedes vehicle. You can also tailor your Mercedes van racking system for Vito, Sprinter, Citan and X-class to suit your particular needs. You can easily choose to remove or add interior components to already finished proposals or create your very own interior from scratch.

Four reasons to install a van racking system 

We offer a wide range of Mercedes van accessories in the UK and full van racking systems for Mercedes sprinter, Vito, Citan and X-Class. Here are our four top reasons for installing a van racking system into your Mercedes commercial vehicle.

1. It saves time 

Being able to store tools and various equipment in an organised way is vital for efficiency. Having a van racking system for your Mercedes Sprinter means that you will know exactly where your tools are when you need them most. With shelves, drawers, and other accessories from System Edström, you can easily coordinate your things. This means you can keep track of when your spare parts and other items are starting to run out. Our van racking for Mercedes Vito, Citan, Sprinter, and X-Class gives you a better-structured workplace.

2. It helps prevent stress 

At System Edström, you will find a large selection of van racking systems for Mercedes Sprinter and Citan. Well-placed van interior and storage adapted to your specific vehicle prevents and reduces stress at work. Keeping everything organised means you’re less likely to have to root through all the nooks and crannies of your van in a panic to find the tool you need.

3. It gives the right first impression

Having an organised and well-equipped work vehicle shows your professionalism and gives your customers a much better first impression. A Mercedes with a high-quality interior signals trustworthiness.

4. It protects both your tools and your car

Treating your tools and your van with great care is essential. With van racking for Mercedes Citan, Vito, Sprinter, and X-Class, you can store and protect your equipment and the inside of your transport vehicle, as tools and equipment won’t be thrown around in your van while driving.

Explore the range of van racking systems for the Mercedes Vito, Citan, Sprinter and X-Class 

System Edström is one of the largest manufacturers of van racking systems for light commercial vehicles in Europe. With 60 years’ experience, we are specialists in creating functional and safe workplaces. With us, you will find ready-made interior proposals for several Mercedes transport vehicles, while at the same time having the opportunity to adapt the packages according to your specific needs. Visit our website for van racking systems and explore our assortment today.

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Buy van racking systems for the entire Ford transit model series at System Edstrom

The Ford Transit, also known as the Ford T-Series, includes four light commercial vehicles, all of which are world-famous. Since its launch in 1965, the Ford T-series has distinguished itself for its capacity, convenience, and reliability. At System Edström, you will find a complete range of high-quality van racking systems for the entire Ford Transit series. We offer full van racking system proposals developed to fit your specific vehicle. You also have the opportunity to tailor the transit van racking systems to suit your particular needs. You can easily choose to remove or add interior components to already finished proposals or create your very own car interior from scratch.

The Ford Transit series


The concept and brand of Ford Transit includes a comprehensive series of models with award-winning commercial vehicles: Transit, Connect, Custom, and Courier.

Ford Transit 

Almost 60 years ago, the first Ford Transit made its entrance into this world. With a cargo space of up to 15.1 cubic meters, you can load the vehicle with materials with a length of more than three meters. At the same time, the Ford Transit has a load capacity of 2.1 tones, which means that it can transport most things. System Edström has manufactured van racking systems for Ford Transit for a long time, so we know what we’re about. We offer everything from straightforward storage equipment to smart lighting. System Edström has developed specially designed van racking systems for the entire Ford T-series, creating effective mobile workplaces streamlining your workday

Ford Connect 

At System Edström, you will also find a wide range of transit van racking systems and shelving for the Ford Connect, giving you full control over your tools, materials and components. The Ford Connect has a sophisticated look, modern and updated design, and new and more advanced technology than its predecessor, Transit. The developed technology has led to improved fuel economy and lower emissions, which has resulted in lower operating costs.

Ford Custom 

Ford Custom constitutes a great mobile workplace while at the same time offering an outstanding driving experience in class with the best passenger cars. Custom has always excelled through its robust quality, functionality, and reliability, which gets even better with a full van racking system from System Edström.

Ford Courier

Ford Courier can load and transport up to 600 kg. With a complete van racking system for the Ford Transit series, System Edström gives you the right conditions to perform a professional job. Ford Courier has a cargo space of 2.3 cubic meters, which means this vehicle provides you with 10% more cargo volume than other similar-sized cars.

General installation instructions


To get the best results possible, we recommend that you contact System Edström or one of our dealers when installing your Ford Transit vehicle’s van racking system. We make sure to install the interior properly. Besides a professional installation, you also receive a 5-year guarantee on both the van racking system and its assembly. If you choose to install the van racking system yourself, we will still give you a 3-year warranty on the van racking. Installation instructions are always included in the delivery of your van racking.

Explore the range of van racking systems for the entire series of Ford Transit at System Edstrom


System Edström is one of the largest manufacturers of van racking systems for light commercial vehicles in Europe. With 60 years of experience, we are specialists in creating functional and safe workplaces. With us, you will find ready-made interior proposals for the entire series of Ford Transits vehicles while at the same time having the opportunity to adapt the packages according to your specific needs. Visit our website and explore our assortment today.