29 January 2018
Following its move to new premises, Sovereign - a leading supplier of take away packaging to the upmarket food and coffee to-go industries – has used the services of Thorworld Industries to successfully install an enabling new loading platform within its warehouse facility.
Sovereign, a company that successfully supplies its packaging to companies including EAT, Vital Ingredient, Pure and Venus relocated its operation in June this year to a 54,253 sq. ft. warehouse in Leighton Buzzard. However, with no loading dock in place, a solution to accommodate and streamline the company’s significant loading and unloading needs had to be sourced.
“Our business relies on effective container loading and unloading facilities”, explains company founder and chairperson, Barbara Feldman, “and while the new Leighton Buzzard premises has recently been refurbished, and offers improved logistical benefits, we knew we would have to source and install a suitable loading solution for the building to be truly effective.”
A supplier recommended the services of Darmax UK, an authorised and highly reliable distributor of Thorworld Industries’ loading dock solutions. A bespoke solution was configured by the Thorworld team that would make logical use of two of the building’s existing level access doors. Designed for internal installation, the platform featured two dock levellers, one aligned to each door; two double hinged barriers to the front and three to the rear; treadplate decking; and access steps with a side platform.
The apparatus’s design meant the equipment could be relocated if required, giving Sovereign the option to dismantle the equipment and transport it to new premises if necessary in the future.
“We were extremely pleased with the loading platform’s design and its subsequent, very efficient installation, which was completed by a skilled team of engineers, at a fair price.
“With the work now completed we’re able to speed up the entire loading and unloading process, safely and effectively. The move to our new premises has without doubt, made sense logistically, and the decision to add a Thorworld loading system to our new operation has been a sound financial choice.”
Ian Langan, Thorworld’s technical director has been pleased to learn that Sovereign’s bespoke loading bay installation has worked so well, and is already delivering results. He says: “It’s been satisfying to be part of a design project that has made a building more enabling for a successful British enterprise, helping to better facilitate its exciting future.”