The company commissioned Stertil to design and undertake an upgrade of its delivery vehicle loading and unloading facilities, changing the existing 18 existing docks into 16 lorry docks and two van docks to enable the site to handle a wider variety of vehicles.
The work included replacing swing lip dock levellers with more versatile telescopic levellers, made easier thanks to the Stertil sub frame design, which enabled existing pit bases to be used with longer dock bumpers.
The height of several of the dock shelters was increased to accommodate double-deck trailers. Also, panoramic window panels were fitted into existing sectional overhead doors to provide more natural light and better visibility of vehicles.
“The upgrade of our loading bay areas has transformed the efficiency of our distribution procedures,” says Dave Baker, manager of AAH Pharmaceuticals’ Tamworth site.
“We are now much better able to cope with a greater variety of vehicles and delivery vehicle turnarounds are considerably quicker. Also, the incorporation of panoramic windows into the overhead doors has made the bays themselves much brighter to create a greatly improved working environment.”