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Why Bott Smartvan Beats DIY Ply Racking (Part 2)

We’re not denying that plywood racking is a tempting option (if you require simple grid-shaped storage with basic functionality and all the personality of a goldfish…) – but what if you are ready to take your racking and van storage to the next level?

What if there was a smart, self-fit racking system that had been engineered by experienced vehicle fit-out specialists, designed specifically for your van, which looks great and works just as hard as you do? Well, there is!

Still not convinced?

Here are 5 more reasons why Bott Smartvan racking beats DIY ply, hands down:

  1. It’s customisable
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    You can design your entire dream racking kit online using our innovative new configuration tool – choosing from simple trough shelving, toolcase holders, perfo panels with hooks, portable cases, or a mixture of all of them. Shelves and other accessories are height-adjustable, interchangeable, and can be positioned at different depths to follow the contours of your van and make use of space normally wasted with traditional van racking.“Everything is adjustable and accessories can be easily fitted.” ☆☆☆☆☆  (CBE Installations)

    Shelves come in various depths and widths, and can include anti-slip mats, shelf dividers, and storage boxes to help with organisation of small components; racking frames have multiple lashing holes to enable the use of ratchet straps to secure larger holes; there are portable service cases and storage boxes which fit into the racking securely but can also be taken to site easily; and hard-wearing false floors to stow ladders, pipes and other longer items.
  2.  It’s ready-made to measure for fast delivery
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    There’s no need to faff about taking measurements, sourcing plywood, planning layouts, cutting materials or drilling holes. Simply design your Bott Smartvan racking online anytime, order instantly, and receive delivery of your shiny new racking kit within 3-5 working days (subject to availability).

    “Simply brilliant…Easy to configure and order on [the] website. Delivery prompt.”
    ☆☆☆☆☆ (Finethorp Ltd)
  3. It looks great
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    Slick, steel and suited to the contours of your van, it really does look smart – and will stay looking great for years to come. Fixing holes and lashing eyes are pre-drilled prior to finishing processes, eliminating mess, dust and flaking during assembly and use. The hardwearing steel is also resistant to marks and scuffs, and easy to wipe clean.“Good quality racking that is not only functional but looks good too.” ☆☆☆☆☆ (Raynor Electrical Services Ltd) 
  4. It’s professionalBeats DIY Ply 9
    Bott Smartvan gives the right impression to your customers: smart, expert, efficient, safe, quality, and professional.

    “Excellent racking system that makes the van look professional.” ☆☆☆☆☆ (MJC Domestics)

    As well as saving you valuable time searching for tools, clever removable storage can be taken to the job site to eliminate the need to keep returning to your van.

    The racking has sped up my day to day working. I blooming love it.” ☆☆☆☆☆ (Mark Fairminer of META Heating)


  5. It’s Bott
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    With over 30 years of vehicle fit-out experience, Bott knows a thing or two about van racking and storage. Made in Britain using German-inspired engineering, manufactured and packed on-site at our plant in Cornwall, Bott Smartvan is an incredibly solid, innovative and modular in-vehicle storage system with an outstanding reputation.“Amazing engineering and a perfect fit!” ☆☆☆☆☆ (Rebair Property Maintenance)

    But don’t take our word for it – just listen to what our customers have to say!

    “I am so happy with my racking – I would never buy ply racking again. Built quality is second to none and my van has never been so organised.” ☆☆☆☆☆ (Michael Kell)

    (Stop, now! You’re making us blush… :-))


    Read Part 1 of our “10 Reasons Why Bott Smartvan Beats DIY Ply Racking” here:

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