Manufacturing Spotlight: Cresswell

Since 1951, Cresswell Industries has been one of the leading Canadian manufacturers of high-quality customizable steel pallet racking systems. Through advanced technological innovations over the years, pallet rack systems from Cresswell Industries have been used across a number of sectors including manufacturing plants, warehouses, shipping and receiving facilities, and distribution centers across North America.

As a renowned Canadian-owned and operated pallet racking system supplier, Canadian Rack Technologies Inc. is proud to partner with a prestigious Canadian manufacturer such as Cresswell Industries. Keep reading to learn why we’re highlighting Cresswell Industries as part of our most recent edition of our Canadian manufacturing spotlight.

Cresswell Pallet Racking

About Cresswell Industries

In the early 20th century, C.T. Cresswell was an industrialist who imported American insulation materials and manufactured steel window frames in the UK. He moved his company, Cresswell Industries, to Canada in 1951. The company was later bought out by the Nova Steel Group in 1985.

Since the acquisition, Cresswell Industries has established a solid long-standing reputation as an industry-leading and innovative Canadian pallet rack system manufacturer and distributor. In addition to complete pallet rack systems, Cresswell Industries also offers Original Equipment Design and Manufacturing (OEM) for the construction industry and the manufacture and distribution of specialty nails that are used in the hardwood flooring industry.

Above all else, Cresswell Industries’ main objective is to design and manufacture efficient, dynamic, and sturdy material-storing and pallet racking systems that ensure complete customer satisfaction. Their attention to detail as well as their dedication to absolute customer satisfaction and creating quality products are the reason they’ve managed to stay in business all these years and achieve a certain level of industry respect.


Cresswell Industries has the following certifications:

  • nqa ISO 9001 Registered – Quality Management
  • nqa ISO 14001 Registered – Environmental Management
  • CWB certification (CSA W47.1)

Features of Cresswell Industries’ Pallet Rack Storage Systems

Cresswell Industries offers static storage systems, including selective and accumulation pallet racking, that are suitable for various industrial applications. Incorporating tried and true design and manufacturing methods combined with high-quality building materials and expertly precise innovation, Cresswell Industries pallet rack systems are made to last the test of time.

Most importantly Cresswell product is manufactured in Canada under very strict Federal regulations with the the highest quality steel available in the market and is CWB certified (which is now required for all welded storage racking being used in Canada).

Features of Selective Pallet Racking Systems

  • Efficient storage and organization of  stock and material.
  • Narrow aisle design that reduce aisle widths and increase storage by 20% to 30%
  • Easy access to all products in single depth storage
  • Pallets loads can be stored and bottom levels can be utilized for picking smaller items.
  • Maximize warehouse storage space by using the full height of the facility
  • Modular designs that are customized for your operational needs
  • Possibility for increased storage capacity

Features of Accumulation Pallet Racking Systems

  • Maximize warehouse density
  • Pallets must be deposited through the tunnels
  • Pallets must be deposited one at a time
  • Low-cost system that stores large product volumes
  • Less inventory turnover than dynamic accumulation systems
  • First in, last out type of storage system
  • Double-sided accumulation racks allow for easy product identification and access for moving

Why Choose a Canadian-Made Pallet Rack System?

Purchasing a Canadian-made pallet racking system helps support the local economy and ensures that fewer jobs are lost to overseas manufacturing industries. When you purchase a pallet racking system in Canada, you can rest assured that it’s constructed with the highest quality materials and with absolute expert precision and attention to detail.

Canadian Rack Technologies is proud to partner with Cresswell Industries to bring you state-of-the-art pallet racking systems that are revolutionizing the warehouse and product storage industry. Contact us today to learn more about our products and how we can help improve your warehouse operations.


Kevin Ausman is the founder of Canadian Rack Technologies. He has over 30 years of experience in providing safe and efficient turn-key storage solutions and he specializes in pallet racking, pick systems, industrial shelving, mezzanines, cantilever racks, and more. Kevin is dedicated to providing great customer service, listening to client’s needs, and supplying the best products available.

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