Tuesday 25th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Patent approval for Thorworld sliding dock bumper

Thorworld has been granted a UK patent for its sliding nylon dock bumper – a shock-absorbing protection device designed to cut vehicle repair and building maintenance costs.

The design incorporates a heavy-duty black powder-coated steel frame, which is fixed to sound concrete or steelwork on the loading dock. The sliding design means that each bumper can be turned upside-down and back-to-front to ensure even wear, extending its lifespan.

The sliding action of the nylon can also move with the vehicle, minimising abrasion damage. This is particularly suitable for use with air suspension trailers.