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Improve Your Order Picking.

Custom shelf bins, stacking pick boxes, part containers and other warehouse storage

Fast and accurate order picking can have a significant impact on your business success, which is why GWP Correx® offers you a number of differing picking containers and solutions.

Making use of these containers – in the form of shelf bins, stacking pick boxes, pick face walls and the various other formats these items can take, can improve productivity, minimise fulfilment times and help to eliminate picking errors.

But with a range of options, how do you know which one is best for your business?

Picking containers
Picking containers can take a number of different forms, including stacking pick boxes, shelf bins and more

Please continue reading below for advice and guidance on how best to select the correct picking containers for your warehouse, manufacturing or fulfilment centre, as well as the various stock and bespoke options available.

How your business can benefit from using picking containers

  • Minimise retrieval / picking times, allowing you to offer quicker lead times to customers
  • Improve manufacturing productivity by getting items to your production line quicker
  • Minimise costly picking errors, minimising wasted time and potential customer returns
  • Protect your stock in storage from dust, moisture and debris
  • Contain spillages (if applicable), protecting adjacent stock
  • Organise your inventory, aiding picking and stock checking processes
  • Get free, impartial advice from a picking bin expert

01: Picking Container Options.

Choose the right pick bin for your application

Please use the links below for further information on the types of picking containers that could directly aid the operation of your business.

Need help or advice on the best solution for your specific application? Then please do not hesitate to contact one of our expert advisors for completely free advice and recommendations.

Correx picking bins

Stacking Pick Boxes

Improve the efficiency of your order picking

Also referred to as stacking pick bins / boxes or pick face walls, Correx® picking bins are lighter than moulded plastic,  offer competitive pricing and help you improve picking times.

GWP manufacture Correx® bins to fit common racking, plus bespoke sizes, making them suitable for ecommerce fulfilment and warehousing operations.

Shelf bins

Correx® Shelf Bins

Low cost method of improving order / stock picking

Similar to stacking pick boxes, shelf bins enable you to find and retriueve items faster, minimising picking times. Designed to fit standard shelving / racking, GWP hold the most popular sizes of shelf bin in stock.

Established designs can be tailored to any size with minimal upfront design or tooling costs, whilst remaining significantly cheaper than moulded plastics.

Plastic euro bins

Euro Bins / Moulded Plastic

Stock retrieval and picking solution

If you are looking for the toughest, longest lasting picking bins available today then this range from SSI Schaefer will satisfy your requirements.

With a comprehensive range of sizes, these picking bins also provide a versatile and economical method for storage and handling, plus aid stock retrieval and order picking.

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Euro bins

Anti Static Bins

Stock retrieval and picking solution

GWP Conductive are pleased to be the only UK stockholders of the SSI Schaefer conductive plastic bins LF Series which are available exclusively through our distribution network.

With a comprehensive range of sizes, these anti static bins provide a versatile and economical method for storage and handling of sensitive electronics.

02: Material Options.

Choosing a picking container which is right for you

Regardless of what design of picking container you decide on, there are usually a number of different material options that you can choose from as well.

This not only affects the performance and longevity of your chosen solution, but obviously the upfront costs as well.

However, it is important to consider the “lifetime costs” of your picking bins. A solution that costs twice as much initially, but lasts four times as long, is the more cost effective option in the long run.

The following are the common material types used for picking bins.

Moulded Plastic Bins

Moulded plastic is one of the most common types of picking bin available.

The use of material being fairly prevalent means that there is wide range of sizes to choose from, allowing you to pick bins that fit your racking or suit your products.

The material is also unreactive to chemicals and moisture, offers good levels of protection for the contents, and is relatively lightweight. They are also the most durable option available.

Moulded plastic picking containers
Moulded plastic picking containers are the most robust option available, but are more costly and heavier than alternatives

They can however be more expensive than both Correx® and cardboard, and being limited to specific sizes often means that you have to select picking bins which are the “next size up”. This means inefficient use of space, and effectively paying to store fresh air.

GWP hold stock of a number of moulded anti-static in the most popular sizes, and can also offer anti-static versions through our sister company GWP Conductive

Correx® Bins

Correx® offers perhaps the best overall balance between cost, protection and flexibility.

Correx® bins can be engineered to offer virtually the same strength as moulded plastic equivalents, but which are lighter and can be tailored to your exact size requirement. This latter point means they can make much more efficient use of space, and can be tailored to fit a specific area of your warehouse.

They also offer the same properties as moulded plastic, protecting from dust, chemicals and moisture.

Correx picking container
Correx® picking containers offer the best all round combination of price, durability, strength and longevity

However, whilst Correx® picking bins are generally lower cost than moulded plastic, if you are not going for a custom size then the design, setup and tooling to create a bespoke option can outweigh the difference in material costs.

GWP can manufacture both stacking pick bins and shelf bins from Correx® to your exact specifications.

Cardboard Bins

Cardboard bins (frequently referred to as K bins) are the most cost effective option.

This makes them great if you are working to a tight budget, or your inventory frequently changes meaning you continually source new picking bins for your warehouse to accommodate this.

Whilst there are a wide range of standard sizes of K bins, another advantage of cardboard bins is that they can be easily be designed and manufactured to custom sizes and designs due to the properties of the material.

Printed cardboard picking containers
Cardboard picking / K bins can be printed, are low cost and offer size flexibility, but are not as durable as plastics

On the downside, cardboard does not last as long as moulded plastic or Correx®, which means although cheaper in the short term, they need to be replaced more often, increasing the overall costs.

They also do not offer as much protection from moisture etc. as plastics do, meaning stock in cardboard k bins won’t be as well protected.

Saying that< GWP can manufacture any custom Correx® picking solution from corrugated cardboard to suit you specific application.

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03: Customisation Options.

Manufacturing processes used at GWP

Once you have decide on whether to use stacking or shelf bins, and which material option best suits your requirements, you can begin to consider the wide range of customisation options that are also available.

These can further aid productivity and efficiency in a number of ways, as well as adding additional levels of protection for inventory of parts and / or products.

Please see below for the common customisation options.


Generally, moulded picking containers are available in a number of colours, whilst custom Correx® bins can also be specific in a number of differing hues.

But what benefit does this offer you?

Picking container colours
Regardless of whether you look for moulded, Correx® or cardboard bins, there is usually a wide range of colour choices

Firstly, it can allow you to pick a colour to match your brand, making your warehouse or storage facility look tidy and well presented.

However, using different colours can help with segmenting stock, allowing order pickers a quick visual reference to which ranges or groups are products are stored in which area.


Virtually all picking bins can be enhanced through exterior print. Whilst with Correx® and moulded plastics this is generally restricted to single colour logos and instructions, cardboard k bins can have full colour print easily applied (should you wish).

As with using colours, branding can raise the appearance of your warehouse, whilst instructions, part numbers and so on can also help to improve productivity of your workforce.


As mentioned above, it is possible to create custom picking containers from Correx® or cardboard to virtually any size or design.

This not only allows them to be tailored to the available space that you have, but also to your specific products or parts.

Picking containers
Whilst there is considerable size options available with moulded totes, using Correx® or cardboard allows the manufacture of completely bespoke sizes

This allows you to make the most efficient use of space, allowing you to hold more stock or free up space for other activities (e.g. packing, assembly etc.).


Depending on the size of your pick bins, it can be possible to sub divide these using divider sets.

These allow you to keep multiple items within the same outer tote, which can often be different accessories for the same product, or parts that are compatible with each other.

Dividers can also be used to keep products separated, with this allowing much quicker visual stock checking too.

Picking bins with lids

Finally, most shelf bins can have lids added or engineered into the designs.

This can stop the ingress of dust, as well as stopping ultra violet and other lights that may cause discolouration of products when in storage.

04: About GWP.

An established picking container manufacturer

With so many companies offering stock ranges of picking bins, how do you decide where to purchase yours from?

Well, GWP Correx® is different from the vast majority of these companies.

If you are looking for the lowest cost option, then we will be happy to quote, but are unlikely to be the cheapest. Companies keeping a large stock holding of low cost bins will win here.

What GWP can offer however, is a picking solution that is tailored to your specific requirements.

We will achieve this by aiming to understand the difficulties and challenges you are facing from the outset, and coming up with a solution that is tailored to your requirements.

Picking bin manufacturers
As well as being picking bin manufacturers, GWP also offer a wide range of additional plastic handling and storage products

This may mean designing and creating a completely bespoke stacking pick bin from Correx®, or modifying and shelf bin with dividers and print.

But whatever it entails, you can be certain that not only will be a cost effective option over the longer term, will provide you the productivity gains, inventory protection and / or make the efficient use of space that you require.

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