Manufacturing Metalsistem

The manufacturing process at Metalsistem is almost as unique as the shelving itself! One of the most fascinating transformation processes of steel takes place at the Metalsistem manufacturing facilities. Research and technological evolution have allowed Metalsistem to create a top of the line roll forming process that efficiently forms bland steel coil surfaces.rolls

So how do we do it?

First off, Metalsistem purchases galvanized structural steel coils in standard widths varying from 1.00 to 1.25 meters. The steel is galvanized with a high quality zinc coat that ensures a high level of durability! This zinc coating ensures that
our products have elevated resistance to rust and other elements.

Once the coils arrive at the manufacturing facilities, the coils are slit into widths that will satisfy our diverse catalogue of Metalsistem products.These slit coils are then transformed using one of the following processes:

Roll forming

Brake pressing

rolls3Roll forming is usually used to make our standard frames and add-ons. During this process, a ribbon of  steel is continually passed through a series of rollers which reform the metal until the perfect shape is achieved.






Brake pressing is generally used to create items with smaller dimensions, such as our accessories. This process uses a single action to punch out the required form from a sheet of metal through the use of a press.

Once everything is complete, all Metalsistem components are subjected to regular and rigorous technical tests to ensure that they are safe, sturdy and top of the line.

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Hannibal Industries In The News!

If you didn’t already know, Hannibal Industries made it to the front page of the business section in the LA Times last week!

The article, written by Ronald D. White, focuses on Hannibal’s recovery after the worst of the recession.


White interviewed Steve Rogers,Hannibal’s vice president of sales, who discussed what Hannibal looked like during the severe economic downturn and how becoming an employee owned company in 2008 influenced positive change for the times 2

Click here to read the inspiring article in its entirety
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In other shelving related news, the Hannibal Shelving Youtube channel has been updated!

At Hannibal Shelving we strive to solve your storage issues as easily as possible so we created some videos to help you out. In our recent videos, we give you step by step instructions for…

How to assemble your Metalsistem starter unit and add on:

How to assemble your Metalsistem drawers:

And how to assemble additional Metalsistem accessories:

Or if you would like to watch all three videos together you can check out the video below:

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