The National Archives of Australia has chosen Boscotek high density drawer storage systems from Bosco Storage Solutions for their static map storage and plan storage upgrade at the Mitchell Storage Facility in Canberra.  

After 30 years of use, the Archives’ mobile map storage system was nearing the end of its working life and a new and modern storage system that met the requirements of the Government department was needed.  

Meeting these requirements would help to ensure Australia’s historical maps and documents were securely and efficiently stored for decades to come.  

Bosco Storage Solutions, the Australian manufacturer of industrial storage and commercial office storage products was chosen to supply the National Archives with their Boscotek high density drawer storage cabinet range.  

The Boscotek industrial system was customised to suit the National Archives’ large format cabinet specification.  

The total project requirement included 98 high density drawer storage cabinets. Each storage module contained 25 drawers, comfortably fitting A0 size maps.  

This custom configuration allowed efficient and organised map storage that was quick to retrieve with total map visibility for staff working in the archives.  

The specification required the additional feature of a specially designed rear hood and hinged front flap to protect the contents in each drawer.  

An Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) design feature was also provided with Boscotek’s patented anti-tilt mechanism used in drawer map storage cabinets, offering the Archives with a safety solution that prevented cabinets from tipping from multiple opened drawers.  

The completed project ran smoothly and was finished within the contracted period to the satisfaction of the management at the National Archives, who were pleased with the product and its performance.  

Bosco Storage Solutions can be contacted for archive/ map storage and plan storage installation or upgrade.