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Thorworld, the industrial loading bay, unloading bay and yardramp rental provider launches new product Catalogue

The new 2009/10 Product Range Catalogue from market-leading loading and unloading equipment specialists, Thorworld Industries Ltd, is packed full of materials handling solutions for specifiers, purchasers and users of loading bay equipment, accessories and safety aids.

Their latest 44-page full colour catalogue offers a comprehensive source of information for the company’s ever-growing product line-up; covering everything needed for safe, cost-effective and profitable materials handling in and around the loading bay, as well as the protection of vehicles, plant and personnel.

Thorworld provides a one-stop source for what is claimed to be the widest range of high quality loading and unloading equipment, loading bay accessories and safety aids from a single source.

The catalogue contains details of Thorworld’s extensive selection of market-leading steel mobile yard ramps – which are ideal for the fast and efficient loading and unloading of vehicle trailers and containers by fork trucks, particularly where there is no raised loading dock.

The updated Standard, Deluxe and Super Deluxe (light, medium and heavy duty) container loading ramps range (with 7, 10, 12 and 15 tonne capacities and lengths from 11 to 12.2 metres) now includes an additional 6 tonne Standard model.

A ramp rental facility, with a sale or return option, is also available through Thorworld’s RentARamp operation.

A section of the catalogue is devoted to advice regarding the points to consider when buying/renting ramps – particularly ensuring that they fully meet all the relevant European legislation, safety standards and directives.

Also featured is the Truckloada mobile yard lift, which is ideal for loading and unloading cages or pallets from vehicles where there is no loading dock or perhaps insufficient space for a mobile loading ramp, together with the Dockloada scissor lift platform which can be installed inside or outside a building/door to load/unload vehicles from ground level.

Other products showcased in the new catalogue include: modular loading docks, dock plates & boards, dock levellers, dock seals & shelters, wheel risers, safety mirrors, loading bay ladders, Chock It wheel chocks, traffic lights, trailer safety locks, vehicle wheel locks, dock lights, Dockprotecta safety guards & bumpers (including new sliding nylon bumpers with rubber backing), aluminium van, access, walk & entry ramps, Thor sleeping policemen & speed stoppers, safety bollards, wheel guides & alignment curbs, safety barriers, racking & column protectors and stabilising plates.

Thorworld is firmly established as a market-leading supplier to the loading bay and materials handling sectors, and is recognised as both a leader and innovator in the provision of quality engineered equipment. It has numerous prestige customers in distribution, logistics, transport, retail, food, drink, manufacturing and the service industries.

BSI registered with ISO 9002 accreditation since 1992, as well as CE mark certification, Thorworld was one of the first companies in the industry to achieve ISO 9001:2000 international quality management standard.

John Meale, Managing Director of Thorworld Industries, is the current Vice President of the Federation Europeenne de la Manutention (FEM) – the European Federation of Materials Handling, as well as being President of FEM’s Elevating Equipment Product Group. In addition he is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (FCILT), a member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET), a former President of the British Materials Handling Federation (BMHF) and past President of the Association of Loading & Elevating Equipment Manufacturers (ALEM).

Mr Meale has previously warned that there have been problems with the use of poor quality ramps imported from Eastern Europe and beyond and said: "Using inferior materials handling and loading bay equipment could be a threat to the safety of personnel in the workplace."

"The solution is always to check with the supplier before you buy or rent that the equipment is CE marked and has been manufactured fully in accordance with EU quality and safety standards; don’t just assume it has been. It’s a false economy to buy or rent cheap substitutes if they are not totally safe to use, as it could lead to a serious accident, as well as disrupting loading and unloading operations."

To obtain a copy of the latest Thorworld Product Range Catalogue, with more information about their market-leading loading and unloading equipment, contact: Thorworld Industries Ltd, Station Lane Industrial Estate, Old Whittington, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 9QX. Tel: 01246 260981. Fax: 01246 260493. Email: info@thorworld.co.uk Web: www.thorworld.co.uk

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