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Businesses and warehouse managers should maximise every available space in their facilities to remain competitive and profitable. One area that can often create challenges is the storage of fully loaded bulk bags – also known as flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs). 

With the right approach to organisation and use of space, warehouses can optimise their storage capability, maximise their efficiency and keep workspaces safe and tidy. Custom Bulk Bags produces up to 3.5 million bulk bags per year, all of which have a minimum safety factor rating of 5:1.

Our products are manufactured in accordance with international regulations and standards. They are UN-certified and designed to safely hold between 500kg and 2000kg of material. What’s more, our bulk bags can be tailored to meet your unique requirements. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and high-quality products.

A blue forklift picking up a loaded bulk bag from a large stack inside a warehouse

Organisation of storage space

The effective organisation of your storage space is essential for any successful operation. When it comes to storing and managing fully loaded bulk bags, it helps to plan your arrangement carefully. Consider the following tips:

1) Use shelving – Utilise available shelving to stack and store bulk bags. This helps ensure safe and organised storage within a limited space.

2) Sort by size and weight – Sorting your bulk bags by size and weight helps you arrange them properly on shelves while also ensuring they stay protected from damage.

3) Use pallets – Placing bulk bags on a pallet can make them easier to move and store while also maximising space.

4) Use proper signage – Clearly label materials and their locations, ensuring that employees can easily find the stock they require without requiring unnecessary clutter.

Used bulk bags under covers in the Custom Bulk Bags warehouse

Benefits of a tidy storage space

Apart from enhancing the efficient use of space, keeping a clean and tidy warehouse offers several benefits. It can improve safety for employees since a clutter-free workspace reduces the risk of injuries and accidents in the facility. It also enables easy monitoring as a neat and well-organised warehouse makes it easier to monitor stock levels using inventory management software.

A tidy warehouse generally has lower maintenance requirements. This supports warehouse management by providing more straightforward and more efficient cleaning, maintenance and waste management processes. Lastly, it helps to lower costs. By maximising space whilst keeping a tidy, well-organised location, employees can be much more productive thanks to ease of access to and handling of goods. This translates to better cost optimisation and profitability.

Optimising your bulk bag storage space is essential for effective warehouse management. A well-organised approach to storage using the above techniques can help to minimise wasted space and enhance employee safety while maximising productivity. The benefits of a tidy facility extend to all aspects of warehouse management, including maintenance and overall costs for the operation. 

Custom Bulk Bags is proud of our excellent track record in providing businesses with high-quality FIBCs in an extensive range of sizes and designs at competitive prices, including custom solutions tailored to your unique needs. For more information about our bulk bags, please contact us today.


Custom Bulk Bags is a leading South African manufacturer of woven polypropylene bags for various industries, such as mining, chemicals and food. We are able to produce over 3.5-million bulk bags per year, keeping our customers in stock at all times. Our bags adhere to the highest levels of quality as a result of our stringent in-house testing and quality control programmes.

Custom Bulk Bags holds ISO 9001 certification and we currently have a number of UN-certified designs. We are a Level 2 B-BBEE manufacturer and supplier and fall under the ownership structure of Deneb Investments Limited. For more information on our products, contact Follow us on Facebook for our latest news and industry insights.