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Drinks firm takes bespoke loading platform

22 March 2024

DONCASTER-BASED Hörmann Transdek has recently completed the installation of a bespoke loading platform for leading drinks distributor HillsProspect LWC.

Having been initially contacted regarding one of their standard loading bay products, Hörmann Transdek worked with the company to design and develop a unique solution to their very specific loading requirements.

HillsProspect LWC operates a fleet of forty vehicles from their Romford distribution facility, ranging from 7.5 to 18 tonne in size, which in the main are loaded using a number of standard dock levellers. Alongside these were two level access bays which were proving not to be as efficient and were causing concerns about operator safety. After initial consultations and design proposals, Hörmann Transdek worked closely with HillsProspect LWC to provide a tailored solution to speed loading operations and improve operator safety. 

The resulting loading facility features a raised 56 sq m platform which has been constructed within the warehouse. It incorporates anti-slip flooring, safety barriers, steps, and a perimeter handrail to ensure operator safety. Two Hörmann mini docks have also been fitted with a simple, manually operated lip to bridge the gap between the loading platform and the vehicle. Delivered, constructed and ready for use within four days, the loading platform provides a simple, but effective solution for loading and unloading vehicles.

HillsProspect LWC depot manager Nigel Metcalf, says: “From initial contact with Hörmann Transdek right through to the completion of the project, they have been quick to respond and excellent to work with. 

“The loading platform was installed in a matter of days and had an immediate effect on our loading/unloading capabilities, saving us both time and money. It has taken us from four fully operational bays up to six, enabling us to speed up our operation and helped ensure that we got through the busy Christmas and New Year period without a hitch.”

For more information, visit www.transdek.com