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ConfiguraMon, May 22, '232 min read

Configura Launches Two Essential Extensions for Warehouse Space Planning and Design

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH, USA—May 22, 2023— Configura has officially launched two new Essential Extensions: Essential Deep Racking and Essential Guarding. These solutions cover the needs of space planning for warehouses previously not addressed in CET Material Handling and CET Essentials.  

The new Essential Deep Racking Extension goes beyond selective pallet racking by offering deep racking systems such as drive-in, pallet live, push-back and shuttle racking. The Essential Guarding Extension provides complementary components for barrier systems, machine fencing and safety.   

Both solutions significantly accelerate the sales and engineering process with easy-to-use placement and calculations of material handling systems, 3D renderings and one-click piece counts. Essential Deep Racking and Essential Guarding Extensions are available in CET Essentials for Material Handling and CET Material Handling.

"With the help of intuitive software, warehouse designers can now easily design and layout double deep racking systems while also incorporating safety barriers and fencing into their plans," said Johan Gustafsson, Global Head of Sales at Configura. "This software allows designers to clearly visualize the impact that each component has on the available space and budget." 

The 3D component of CET offers realistic photo-like renderings, allowing warehouse planners and decision-makers to better visualize designs with deep pallet racking and safety guards. Salespeople and engineers alike can smoothly lay out spaces digitally using visual components and built-in calculations, all while collaborating seamlessly in one platform. In CET Essentials for Material Handling, products are automatically assigned generic part numbers that will appear in the Calculation view, where users can specify and assign custom part numbers and pricing. 

Essential Deep Racking and Essential Guarding are part of Configura's CET 14.0 release, which also includes additional platform enhancements for CET Commercial Interiors and CET Kitchen & Bath.  


About Configura

Configura creates intelligent space-planning software for manufacturers, dealers and designers in the contract furniture, kitchen and bath, material handling, industrial machinery, and laboratory and healthcare industries. The company’s software products are used worldwide. Configura Sverige AB, the parent company, is headquartered in Linköping, Sweden, with commercial operations in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Shenzhen, China; Tokyo, Japan; and Berlin, Germany. Founded in 1990, Configura is privately owned with 300 employees worldwide and annual sales of more than $25 million USD. More information at  

About CET Material Handling 

Based on technology created by Configura, CET Material Handling is an intelligent, highly visual and intuitive space-planning software that simplifies specifying and selling of products for the material handling industry. It’s a complete solution that quickly and accurately handles every step of the sales and order process. Symbols represent manufacturers’ products and look and behave like actual products. Users drag and drop components into 2D and 3D virtual environments and behind the scenes, the software tracks components, calculates pricing and prevents user errors. Users can create and generate layouts, quotes, photorealistic renderings, movies, installation drawings, reconfigurations and bills of materials – in other words, everything needed to propose on work and place orders. CET Material Handling is the future of space planning. 

About CET Essentials for Material Handling

CET Essentials for Material Handling is a solution that allows users to draw layouts in less time using dynamic product placeholders—smart product symbols not attached to a specific manufacturer. Users can design any size warehouse in CET Essentials, then assign specific product brands later in CET Material Handling. Learn more at CET Essentials for Material Handling.


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Founded in 1990, Configura Sverige AB creates software solutions that help businesses and people around the globe design spaces and sell configurable products in the commercial interiors, material handling and kitchen and bath industries. Configura’s software products include CET Commercial Interiors, CET Material Handling, CET Kitchen & Bath, Design Studio, Stage, Spec and more. Configura also has a growing user community of thousands of designers, salespeople, dealerships and manufacturers around the globe that use Configura’s products.

Headquartered in Linköping, Sweden, Configura has grown to seven offices with commercial operations in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States; Cincinnati, Ohio, United States; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Shenzhen, China; Tokyo, Japan; and Berlin, Germany. Configura is privately owned with over 300 employees worldwide and annual sales of more than $25 million USD.