Platform System - Feb 2008
Car manufacturer Toyota has installed modular loading/unloading systems from Thorworld Industries at its plants at Burnaston and Deeside, in areas where there are no raised loading docks.
At the Deeside engine production plant in North Wales. The scheme consists of a 9.5m long, 10 tonne capacity yard ramp, a 6,000kg capacity loading platform and an electro hydraulic dock leveller measuring 2,250 x 3,500mm, with a swing lip.
As well as being used by fork lift trucks to unload deliveries of engine parts from the rear of trailers, it loads vehicles with completed engines bound for export markets. These were previously handled from the side by fork lifts operating at ground level.
Two years after the initial installation due to changes in operations on site. The platform and ramp were relocated to a new location and additional modules were purchased to allow the ramp and dock leveller to be set at 90 Degrees.