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OF UNION'S MATADOOR RANGE OF HI SPEED DOORS. Union Industries, the UK's market-leading manufacturer of the Matadoor range of Hi Speed Doors, is helping 'warm up' engine parts with its latest installations at Cummins.

The Leeds-based Company has completed a triple-installation at the Cummins' Darlington plant to support temperature control within its production facility.

Cummins Engines Company Ltd., Darlington supplies engines in the mid-power range to over 200 different customers in 40 countries. These engines are used in Automotive, Industrial, Marine, Power Generation, Mining, Construction and Rail applications.

Following the latest installation Union now has 13 of its Bulldoors and Ramdoors operating to segregate areas inside the Cummins plant and prevent heat loss through its large external doorways.

Since 2004 Union has worked closely with Cummins to replace a series of older doors that were becoming increasingly unreliable with costs escalating for general maintenance, repairs to impact damage caused by forklifts and down time through doors being out of action. Union's Bulldoors and Ramdoors are renowned for reliability and forklift damage is greatly reduced thanks to the Bottom Beam Crash-out facility which is a standard feature of the Matadoor Range of Hi-speed doors.

Timing for replacing its doors was perfect as this conveniently also coincided with the launch of Cummins striking new corporate image. Union specialises in producing bespoke door solutions and had no difficulty in manufacturing its Bulldoors and Ramdoors with a livery to match the Cummins' house-style with Black Gloss powder-coated steelwork and bright red door blades emblazoned front and rear with the Cummins logo and slogan.

Steve Walton, Cummins' Maintenance Facilities Manager at the Darlington site, said: “Heat retention is a big challenge for companies using large or open plan facilities. Operating reliable door systems ensures we can maintain a more constant and comfortable temperature for our personnel.

“In addition, the low maintenance requirements of Union's doors support productivity within the facility as they require very little attention and up keep.”

Paul Chable, Union Industries' Sales Engineer, said: “We are very pleased to have established a successful relationship with Cummins who share our passion for creating effective and innovative engineering solutions.

“Temperature control within industrial facilities is a major environmental and financial issue for businesses. Companies such as Cummins have indentified the benefits of specifying Union doors as one of the important elements in its fight to reduce heating costs and create a more comfortable working environment for its employees.”

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