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Dock leveller from Thorworld speeds up forklift truck loading for Metal and Waste Recycling

A recycling company has dramatically increased its efficiency during the loading of deliveries thanks to a new bespoke dock leveller from Thorworld Industries.

Metal and Waste Recycling purchased the 10,000 kg capacity, purpose-designed, dock leveller for its site in London, where it processes the ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

Thorworld’s standard dock levellers are 2m wide x 2.5m long and have a load-bearing capacity of 6,000 kg – but the company’s design engineers knew that this wouldn’t withstand the potential high capacity of between 8.5 and 9 tonne for a fully loaded forklift truck required by Metal and Waste Recycling for its loading operations.

As a result, they designed a heavy duty 10,000 kg capacity model. This has been installed within a pit at the front of the building, thus allowing loading to take place quickly and efficiently without affecting traffic into and out of the yard.

The dock leveller itself is manufactured from high tensile steel and features an anti-slip finish to allow it to be used in all weathers. Furthermore, a hydraulic pump and motor ensure it is easy to use.

Ben Varley, operations manager of Metal and Waste Recycling, said that he is delighted with the new dock leveller. "We chose Thorworld because they were able to offer the complete package from initial design right through to installation.

"The service was fantastic from start to finish. Thorworld’s team came down and guided us through the whole process ensuring that every element met our exact requirements. The quality of the finished dock leveller is superb and the materials used – our speciality – are first rate.

"The dock leveller has made the process of loading the lorries by forklift much easier. All in all, I’m definitely glad that we chose Thorworld."

Thorworld is firmly established as one of the foremost designers, manufacturers and suppliers to the loading bay and materials handling sectors and is recognised as both a market leader and innovator in the supply of quality engineered equipment.

BSI registered with ISO 9002 accreditation since 1992, it was one of the first companies in the industry to achieve the latest international quality management standard, and now has an extensive list of prestige customers across a wide range of industries and business types, including distribution, logistics, transport, retail, food, drink, manufacturing, industry, waste management and recycling and the service sector.

Thorworld provides a one-stop, single source for the UK’s widest range of high quality loading bay and materials handling equipment, safety aids and accessories, including dock seals and shelters, dock levellers, modular loading docks, dock plates and boards, dock and vehicle bumpers, wheel chocks, vehicle restraints, traffic lights, dock lights, wheel guides and alignment curbs, access ramps, trailer safety jacks and mobile yardramps – (yardramps are available for purchase or rental on a sale or return basis through the company’s RentARamp division) – together with the Truckloada mobile yardlift and the Dockloada scissor lift platform.

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