Van Shelving and Storage Solutions

It’s a fact that an organized vehicle increases workflow efficiencies and reduces inventory damages. We offer solutions for your commercial vehicles, including cargo vans, pickup trucks, cargo trailers, and more.

At Messer, we love creating storage solutions that make work vans work better. Here are a few ways we can meet your storage needs.  

Vans that work smarter

In the past few years we’ve seen a seismic shift in choice for job-site vehicles. Many businesses are switching from using pickups or larger trucks with service bodies to driving vans.

One reason is the lower cost of operating a van over a truck. But the most common reason (by far) that people choose vans over trucks is customized organization. Unlike a truck that’s designed primarily to haul stuff, today’s modular systems let us create a true mobile workshop that keeps everything organized and increases on-site efficiency.    

Great access & convenience

While keeping tools organized and protected are reasons enough to get a van upfit, many tradespeople find the ability to stand up and work inside their van a huge plus. Getting out of the wind or rain to make a phone call, look over plans, or even take a lunch break is a big improvement over sitting in a truck cab! Some of our customers even have us add a workbench or desk inside their van.    

Quality racks make life easier

Messer proudly carries the latest in ladder racks — including drop-down roof racks and interior, roof-mounted systems — that keep your ladder secure and accessible between uses.

Van Package HQ

If you own a van or are considering buying one to support your business, your storage and organization options are nearly limitless. The surge in van sales has meant that manufacturers are offering literally thousands of modular shelving and rack solutions. That’s good if you know exactly what you need. But the sheer number of choices can also be daunting. 

The good news is that the leading shelving manufacturers Adrian Steel and Sortimo (a Knapheide Company) also offer pre-configured van packages designed with input from general contractors, HVAC and plumbing professionals, and electrical trades professionals. These packages cost much less than custom configurations and have a much shorter lead time and installation time. They may be the perfect fit for your business!

Not “one size fits all” 

Another advantage of van packages is they are configurable after installation. For example, you can move shelving up or down or add storage bins and other accessories after you’ve used the base model van package for a while. Many van owners prefer this option to ordering a custom feature and finding out they don’t use it as much as they thought they would.

Messer offers van packages constructed of steel (Adrian Steel) or fiberglass (Sortimo). The difference largely comes down to personal preference. Steel is the more durable of the two materials, yet fiberglass has a strong strength-to-weight ratio and can save you significant money on fuel. It it also less prone to rattling and can reduce road noise.

Messer Truck Equipment has installed hundreds of van packages and custom configurations for businesses throughout northern New England. We can help you choose the right van package or custom features you need to keep your company working efficiently and within your budget. 

If you are thinking of getting a van (or already have one) set up a one hour appointment with the experts at Messer. We’ll walk you through the options and help you get exactly what you need.

Why Messer for van storage?

Our team will help you outfit your van for the way you work. We carry and install van shelving, partitions, bins, drawer units and more. We carry the full lines of van storage solutions, from Adrian Steel and Sortimo, designed to help general contractors, locksmiths, PHVAC professionals, telecommunications technicians, electrical contractors, automotive glass repair technicians and other professionals do the job right and create a great customer impression.

Messer proudly sells:  

For more than 50 years, Adrian Steel has designed and manufactured the sturdiest, most reliable metal storage units in the business. Features like anti-slam door latches, drawers that stay closed in transit and nearly limitless design configurations have earned a solid following worldwide.      


Sortimo van shelving units combine metal and fiberglass construction to deliver a 20-30% lighter solution than all-metal racks. What’s more, the system allows easy upgrades—you can add storage bins and accessories any time to keep up with your changing needs.  


Product buying tip

Want to get a jumpstart on your van upfit? Send us an email including the make and model of your van and your occupation. We’ll set up an appointment to go over design options with you.

Let’s get started

Ready to work more efficiently while protecting your tools (both on and off the job site)? Email us at to make an appointment with the Messer upfit design team today! You can also reach us at (207) 887-7001.