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Global logistics leader specifies hydraulic dock levellers from stertil

18 September 2015

Specialist loading bay equipment and industrial door manufacturer Stertil Dock & Door Products has installed a series of 11 hydraulic dock levellers for a worldwide logistics company.

As a top ten global provider of supply chain solutions, the logistics company operates a UK network of strategically located ambient and temperature controlled warehousing facilities. The company’s Amber Park warehouse in South Normanton, Derbyshire occupies 200,000 sq ft and offers 21,000 pallet locations. As part of an upgrade to the site, it was decided to replace 11 outdated levellers with an installation of Stertil XP 2521 hydraulic dock levellers.

Between 60 and 80 rigid lorries and articulated vehicles with trailers are loaded and unloaded in a typical working day at the Amber Park site. These operations are undertaken safely and swiftly by the 6000kg capacity XP 2521 dock levellers which feature an ingenious telescopic extending lip.  Simple, precise positioning of this lip onto the rear of a vehicle’s deck enables loading by pallet truck right up to the rear doors thereby ensuring maximum use of available space.

Although the original dock levellers had been installed by another supplier around 15 years ago when the site was built, they have been maintained for many years by Stertil Dock Products as part of an ongoing maintenance contract. The success of this relationship was a major factor in Stertil being approached to tender for the replacement levellers.

“Based on our previous experience of working together, we were delighted to have the opportunity to quote for the new dock levellers,” says Andy Georgiou, general manager of Stertil Dock & Door Products. “Our customer’s operation at Amber Park is almost non-stop so the efficiency and reliability of the installed loading bay equipment is vital. Stertil dock levellers support thousands of operations throughout the world so it’s no surprise to us that the XP 2521 levellers continue to prove their worth in this extremely demanding application.”

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