With the e-commerce market rapidly growing and consumer demand at its highest, parcel delivery companies are having to adapt their delivery methods to manage increasing expectations. Recognising this, Hörmann has developed its latest loading bay solution to help improve efficiency and safety.
The cushioned BBS dock shelter has been designed especially for small transport and delivery vehicles, such as the VW Crafter and Mercedes Sprinter, to provide delivery companies with a safe and secure option when loading at a warehouse. With most companies using commercial vans to meet customer demand, Hörmann has developed the dock shelter so that it can be adapted to suit the shape of these vehicles and have hinge doors with an opening angle of 180 degrees as well as 270 degrees.
To help protect valuable stock in the warehouse from the elements, and make sure that the dock provides a complete seal between the vehicle and warehouse, foam-filled cushions line the edge of the shelter. Where warehouses need to be kept at a specific temperature, an optional fourth seal can be installed at the bottom edge of the shelter between the ramp and vehicle to help avoid heat loss.
To ensure that its latest innovation in loading bay technology can meet varying specifications, there are a range of optional extras available, including: a protective cover for loading bays without canopies, a rubber ramp profile GD1 for mobile dock levellers with threshold, a tailboard slot with low depth at the loading bay for vehicles with rear access and a recess in the top cushion for damage free docking of vehicles with rear cameras.
Commenting on the launch of the BBS dock shelter, managing director, David Newcombe said: “With e-commerce continuing to increase and UK warehousing changing, distributors are continuously looking at ways to help fulfil consumers changing requirements. We are committed to providing solutions, like the BBS dock shelter, to help meet these expectations and ensure that we provide our customers with a solution to help improve loading bay efficiency and safety.”