Stertil Stokvis is increasingly being recommended by consultants tasked with finding workable and cost-effective solutions for loading bay projects. One recent example was a brief from MBA Consulting Engineers to ensure its client’s loading bays were able to accommodate a range of vehicles of varying heights.
Following a thorough evaluation of the user’s requirements, Stertil Stokvis recommended its WIS dock shelter – an inflatable head dock shelter with curtain sides. Conventional dock shelters were not designed for double-deck vehicles: with the increasing number of vehicles of this height, many dock shelters are incurring damage, leading companies to look for a more flexible solution. Changing to a higher conventional shelter is not always practical, as the head curtains are not long enough to cater for lower vehicles. Without an alternative, businesses are faced with a choice of dedicating bays to specific types of vehicle, or accepting energy loss through the poor sealing of conventional shelters. Stertil’s WIS inflatable shelter has a longer inflatable head curtain that can seal from a height of 5200mm down to 3400mm and adjusts automatically to the appropriate height.
Designed for quick operation and providing an ideal solution to the choice between inflatable and curtain shelters, the WIS inflatable dock shelter is both practical and aesthetically pleasing. Stertil Stokvis is so confident of its efficiency and reliability that it offered MBA a free trial. The success of this trial has led to an order of four more WIS dock shelters, with a plan to roll them out across all the client’s double-deck bays.
Nick Crewe, managing director of MBA Consulting Engineers, confirms his confidence in Stertil Stokvis: "We have now recommended Stertil Stokvis solutions to a number of clients; we like their attention to detail and their ability to provide workable, cost-effective solutions to businesses."
Stertil Stokvis is a market leader with over 40 years’ experience in loading bays and dock areas and an international reputation as a specialist in its field. The company’s range includes inflatable and curtain shelters and dockseals; wheel guides; mobile yard ramps; dock bumpers and vehicle restraint systems, as well as both mechanically- and hydraulically-operated dock levellers.