When you have goods coming in and out of your warehouse everyday, you want to ensure that systems and operations are as smooth and efficient as possible. Choosing to install loadhouses at your loading bays can bring a variety of benefits to your loading operations, including saving space, enhancing processes and protecting the loading process from the elements.
If space is limited in your building, loadhouses take the whole loading bay including the leveler, shelter and dock door, outside of your building. This frees up space that would otherwise be taken up by dock doors and dock levelers.
As an extension to your main building, a loadhouse makes it easier to control temperature exchange and maintain energy efficiency during the loading operations. Rather than having your external doors open into your main building, they open into a small, controlled space.
Loadhouses provide more protection during loading and unloading than any other docking solution. The extension of the loadhouse protects personnel, and your entrance from the elements – from wind, rain and even snow.
Loadhouses are also easy to install. They generally require very little modification to your existing building, and they can be put up quickly and easily. The latest loadhouse from ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems is a first for the market because it requires no machinery to erect it, and installation can be completed within four hours.
So if you’re thinking about enhancing your loading bays, a loadhouse is well worth looking into – it could be the answer for more practical and efficient loading processes.