Saturday 1st Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Royal Mail takes 8 Stertil Stokvis loading bays

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Stertil Stokvis has installed eight loading bays for Royal Mail’s mail centre at Strood in Kent, as part of its contract as its exclusive supplier.

The 166,000 sq ft facility processes over three million mail items every day at sortation speeds of up to 40,000 items an hour.

Royal Mail took on Stertil Stokvis’ to install the loading bays in order to speed the loading and unloading of a range of vans, trucks and lorries including the centre’s fleet of double deck trailers each of which carry loads of up to 92 Royal Mail roll cages.

The installation includes eight tonne capacity X Series telescopic dock levellers, WIS shelters, sectional overhead doors, composite control panels, dock lights, traffic lights and wheel guides.

The X Series dock leveller includes an unusually long 600mm telescopic lip which extends in line with the platform. Precise control of this extension allows it to be placed accurately onto the rear of a vehicle deck so that vehicles can be fully loaded right up to the rear door thereby maximising the use of available space.