New Load House supplied and installed for Oxford client
31/08/2016

New Load House supplied and installed for Oxford client A new customer for Armo, Paragon, came to us in May of this year as they were working on a new project for the Mini plant at BMW in Oxford, the birthplace and heart of MINI production. Manufactured to individual…Read More

New Load House supplied and installed for Oxford client

A new customer for Armo, Paragon, came to us in May of this year as they were working on a new project for the Mini plant at BMW in Oxford, the birthplace and heart of MINI production. Manufactured to individual customer specifications, hundreds of MINIs leave the plant’s assembly lines each day.

We undertook a site survey and quoted for an ARLH Armo Un-insulated Load House with an ARSL Armo Swing Lip Dock Leveller, ARSR Armo Retractable Dock Shelter and ARBD Wheel Alignment Guides.

The load house, which is a fully constructed loading bay added on to the existing building façade. The model ARLH is provided as a complete installed package with all rainwater goods and flashings to seal to the building. We manufactured to the clients requirements, and supplied the load house at 3400mm width x 7000mm length x 4950mm height.

The swing lip dock leveller for this project was 2000mm wide x 3400mm length with a minimum 610mm pit depth. The lip was 400mm, complete with a 5° curvature for when loading above dock with a 6 tonne loading capacity in accordance with BS EN 1398.

Due to the very low 900mm high dock, behind the leveller we manufactured and installed a fully integrated load bearing 3000mm long ramp which effectively raised the leveller standard position from 900mm to 1200mm to suit UK trailers

The retractable dock shelter was supplied in a size of 3400mm width, 3600mm height, with projection of 600mm. The side curtains were 700mm and the head curtain was 1200mm. Our heavy duty retractable Dock Shelters are suitable for accommodating vehicles of varying heights and sizes whilst at the same time, providing an effective and accurate seal. The curtain of the Shelter incorporates two yellow guides on each side, which works as an aid for a reversing vehicle and helps achieves a more accurate fit.

Finally we installed wheel alignment guides in a length of 2000mm, manufactured with soft radius bends. The reversing vehicle slots between the guides, ensuring that the vehicle docks safely and centrally onto the loading bay.

Armo Managing Director, Darrell Hopwood, said of this project: After just completing a recent 4 x bay dock leveller installation for BMW we were really pleased to deliver this additional order and maintain our working relationship with this very prestigious client

To download a specification sheet, please head to the specific product page and click the ‘download pdf’ button towards the bottom of the page. You can see Armo products in action and installed at our YouTube page.

Armo have been manufacturing high quality loading bay and lifting table solutions since 1972, for further technical or pricing information please contact us.

More information on Armo (UK) products can be found in our products section where you will find downloadable PDF's of our product range. View our Dock Levellers and Lifting Tables in action on our YouTube channel.