Hörmann provides loading dock solutions for Panattoni’s Crewe 305 warehouse

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Following the successful completion and occupation of Crewe 240, Panattoni has further expanded the Crewe site with the development of Crewe 305, a second warehouse that will provide 305,000ft2 of built-to-suit logistics space.

Hörmann UK has supplied full loading bays for the project, with safety and operational equipment including dock buffers, dock lights and traffic lights, plus sectional level access doors and fire exit door sets.

The 27 loading bays consist of Hörmann SPU F42 sectional doors with HTL-2 dock levellers, featuring a 1m telescopic lip which provides an optimal range loading platform.  This enables precise bridging for a variety of vehicle types and a guarantee of fast, efficient, and most importantly safe loading and unloading.

Twenty-three ‘single bay’ and four DSS-G ‘double/euro bay’ dock shelters have been installed to provide protection from the elements for both operatives and goods, helping to reduce heat loss during loading and unloading operations.

Other elements of the Hörmann UK loading system include reinforced Dock Bumpers, which are constructed from recycled tyre rubber with 15mm thick steel faceplates.  The buffers are designed to minimise any potential damage to the bay in the event of a vehicle making direct contact with the building.  Traffic lights and dock lights complete the loading bays offering the highest standards in safety and operational efficiency during the docking and loading processes.

With the Panattoni site achieving an impressive EPC A rating, each loading and level access bay has been fitted with a robust Hörmann sectional door featuring double glazed vision panels, providing excellent thermal insulation with an impressive overall U-value of between 1.1 and 1.3 Wm2.K.  Stucco textured profiles deliver a durable and resilient finish to withstand the external elements, while rubber draught seals to the edges of the levellers help support the minimisation of heat loss during loading and unloading operations.

The provision of 14 D65 steel fire exit door sets, installed through the warehouse and offices, completes an impressive range of products supplied by Hörmann UK.

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