Rotadex Systems have been a Midlands-based designer and manufacturer of shelving, racking & storage systems in excess of 40 years and have provided standard and bespoke storage solutions for museums, libraries, archives, special collections, healthcare, MOD and the emergency services throughout the UK. Our product ranges include:
• Mobile shelving (positive drive & friction drive)
• Static shelving (double-skin, single skin, library shelving)
• Pallet racking and heavy-duty long-span racking
• Plan chests and drawer units
• Textile storage units
• Picture racking & mesh panels
• Cupboards & cabinets (plain or glazed)
• Specialist cabinets (entomology, meteorite, media)
The company is ISO9001, 14001 & 45001 accredited along with holding Constructionline and SSIP certification. Products are manufactured from plain or galvanised steel to suit the required application and the finished products carry an ODDY test permanent pass certificate. Our systems are manufactured and installed in accordance with the SEMA guidelines. We offer a storage layout design service and have technicians on hand to develop bespoke storage solutions if required.
The Rotadex group are Crown Commercial Service, NHS Supply Chain and APUC framework qualified – along with being members of the V&A Museum & British Museum approved supplier frameworks. We are FSC accredited and run our own delivery fleet and installation team to ensure co-ordinated supply & installation management.
We also manufacture standard and bespoke acid-free and low pH archive boxes, files, folders and envelopes for the storage of individual collection items or series – please see our separate listing under Conservation Material and Products.
Conservation Material and Products:
Rotadex Systems have been a Midlands-based designer and manufacturer of files, folders, boxes and enclosures in excess of 40 years and have provided standard and bespoke solutions for Healthcare, MOD and the emergency services throughout the UK. We also manufacture standard and bespoke acid-free and low pH boxes, files, folders and enclosures for museum and archival collections from UK-sourced archival papers, boxboards and corrugated boards. We supply and deliver in either fully made up or flat-pack form dependent on the box design or client preference.
• Clamshell boxes
• Document boxes
• Bespoke book & volume boxes
• Costume & uniform boxes
• 2-flap 4-flap folders (plain or ribbon tied)
• Photographic glass plate negative boxes
• Photographic negative & print folders & envelopes
• Single object bespoke boxes (single & 2-part)
• Low pH archival storage boxes
The company is ISO9001, 14001 & 45001 accredited along with holding Constructionline and SSIP certification. Materials carry an ODDY test and PAT (Photographic Activity Test) permanent pass certificate. Our products are designed and manufactured in house and we offer a collection survey service to view and discuss client requirements prior to manufacture.
The Rotadex group are Crown Commercial Service, NHS Supply Chain and APUC framework qualified – along with being members of the V&A Museum & British Museum approved supplier frameworks. We are FSC accredited and run our own delivery fleet to ensure co-ordinated supply & delivery management.
We also manufacture standard and bespoke shelving, racking & museums storage systems – please see our separate listing under Storage Solutions.
Rotadex were awarded the contract to replace a mixture of mobile and static shelving which housed the archive of the Commonwelath War Graves Commission at its head office in Maidenhead. As the work was carried out during the coronavirus pandemic, special measures had to be put in place regarding working conditions and access, and Rotadex were happy to work with us to develop an approach which worked for all concerned.
We were really impressed with how the Rotadex team planned, managed and executed this work. The work involved, which could have been quite a logistical challenge, actually ran very smoothly due to their efforts, and we were very pleased with the end results, which will help us safely store our collections for the future,
We had many challenges throughout the project, including the lift malfunctioning just as the existing shelving was being moved, but this didn’t deter the professional Rotadex team. Rotadex did everything to accommodate our changing plans and we are delighted with the final product.