Sara Loading Bay Specialists Ltd

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Greycaine Estate
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Opening the door to improved temperature control in food processing

Opening the door to improved temperature control in food processing
Hygiene, temperature control and process efficiency are all watch words in the food processing and food distribution industries. Guy Windle, Area Sales Manager of sara LBS, says high speed roller shutter doors can be essential in achieving all of these. Go into any food processing or distribution plant and the first thing you notice will probably be the drop in temperature as you enter. 
9th May 2018

Should you calculate U-Values for loading bay doors?

Should you calculate U-Values for loading bay doors?
Often, loading bays need to be heated up or cooled down, mainly to protect stored goods and contrastingly to provide a comfortable working environment, but with large doors open for significant periods of time heating costs can be high. Louise Nurse of loading bay specialists, sara LBS, said it is natural for senior management to want to control this cost, but a practical rather than theoretical approach must be used.
24th April 2018

High speed doors improve energy saving and efficiency

High speed doors improve energy saving and efficiency
In the past few years energy costs have sky rocketed and as they continue to, business owners and managers are keen to cut avoidable heat losses. Here, Nick Cox, Area Sales Manager for sara LBS (Loading Bay Specialists), explains how industrial doors are continuing to help save energy and boost productivity for warehouses and distribution centres.
27th February 2018


Food keeps flowing to hungry retailers thanks to new dock levellers

Food keeps flowing to hungry retailers thanks to new dock levellers
Two new dock levellers have been installed at one of the UK’s largest food production facilities by sara LBS, replacing older units that were approaching the end of their design life and ensuring that demanding supermarket delivery schedules can be met. The factory employs around 200 people and has regularly invested in new plant and technology.
1st February 2018

Fast tracking installation of loading bays with precast concrete

Fast tracking installation of loading bays with precast concrete
When you need to build new loading bays, the disruption that comes with it can be a daunting prospect for some owners and operators of logistics centres and manufacturing plants. An option that may be an attractive alternative is precast concrete loading bays, suggests Paul Rudge, Area Sales Manager with sara LBS.
8th January 2018

Communicating and cooperating for smoothest build

Communicating and cooperating for smoothest build
It is not always that often that building projects run to plan, therefore contractors need to be flexible and ready to adapt to changing circumstances. Guy Windle, Area Sales Manager for sara LBS (Loading Bay Specialists) explained how his company’s proactive approach to installations helps main contractors maintain smooth and efficient progress.
4th January 2018

Are pedestrian doors in workplaces earning their worth?

Are pedestrian doors in workplaces earning their worth?
When is a door not a door? This is not a trick question, as according to Nick Cox, a manager with sara LBS, the answer is when it is a high-performance business asset. For business premises and other work-related buildings, such as hospitals, schools, theatres and sports venues, doors must provide security against unauthorised access as well as fire safety, without compromising the efficient passage of people, products and equipment.
3rd January 2018

Loading bay equipment aids speedy logistics

Loading bay equipment aids speedy logistics
Loading bay equipment has been installed into a major distribution centre in Scotland, which includes dock levellers - from sara LBS as part of a project to upgrade facilities. The project is intended to double storage capacity and improve the flow of traffic through the area.
2nd January 2018

Design flexibilty and efficiency offered in loading bay pods

Design flexibilty and efficiency offered in loading bay pods
What do you do, when vehicle loading and unloading must be fast, efficient and reliable and warehouse space is actually at a premium? Loading bay pods that effectively extend the building may be the solution. Alan Ryder, Area Sales Manager at sara LBS (Loading Bay Specialists) looks at the advantages pods can bring to a busy logistics centre.
7th November 2017

Ramping up vehicle access ramps

Ramping up vehicle access ramps
  Without an access ramp, it would be near impossible to load mobile plant, pallets and many other cargoes that are too heavy to lift into low loaders and other commercial vehicles. Good quality, long lasting ramps are carefully designed to meet a multitude of needs and are engineered to withstand the rigours of life on the road.
1st November 2017

Choosing the right dock shelter is very important

Choosing the right dock shelter is very important
Dock shelters and seals play a big role in maintaining efficiency and saving energy in warehouses with internal loading/unloading bays. But with various options to choose from which is right for a given application? Guy Windle of sara LBS examines the relative merits of standard, retractable and inflatable dock shelters.
5th October 2017

Insulated roller shutter doors stop noise and trap heat

Insulated roller shutter doors stop noise and trap heat
The thermally insulated roller shutter doors from sara LBS are also effective for acoustic attenuation, as has been proven at ABP Beef in Guildford, Surrey where they were used to make sure noise was not disturbing the neighbours. ABP Beef, part of ABP Food Group, is one of Europe’s largest privately-owned beef processors and produces high quality ultra-tender beef for the retail, food service and food processing sectors. 
20th September 2017

Industrial doors create an efficient HQ and lab for tech company

Industrial doors create an efficient HQ and lab for tech company
When technology company Scintacor remodelled a building into a new headquarters in Cambridge, installation of a sara LBS insulated sectional door created a valuable workshop area from a space that was previous too cold in winter and too hot in summer. Three other doors from sara LBS also helped customise the building to meet Scintacor’s exact needs.
8th August 2017

End to end security provided through high spec roller doors

End to end security provided through high spec roller doors
A food manufacturer that installed its first sara LBS Sprint high speed roller door in November 2015 was so impressed that it promptly ordered two more to speed up operations on the site. In food handling operations, both security and biosecurity are high on the management’s agenda, no matter how busy operations become. So when sara LBS was asked to suggest some possible door solutions for an ingredients and foodstuffs production site, it was natural to looks at high speed roller doors that would minimise the time they were actually open.
28th July 2017

Smart door keeps pump manufacturer’s factory secure and efficient

After 20 years of reliable service with a high speed roller shutter security door from Sara LBS, pump manufacturers, Stuart Turner, have replaced a roller door at its goods in/out area.
30th June 2017

As one door closes another one opens

As one door closes another one opens
Industrial roller shutter doors are often taken for granted, but having one become unreliable or fail completely can have significant consequences for a business’s operations. Nick Cox of sara LBS looks at the possible problems and explains why quality is built into every sara LBS door.
15th June 2017

Roller shutter doors keep winter weather out at Glasgow paper plant

Roller shutter doors keep winter weather out at Glasgow paper plant
Two 25 year old sara LBS industrial doors have been replaced with new models, from the same manufacturer. The paper-based packaging company Smurfit Kappa has replaced the two older doors at its West Scotland depot. Smurfit Kappa had sales of €8.2bn in 2016, and is constantly innovating to create new packaging solutions and other paper based products, such as point of sale displays, and runs highly regarded recycling operations across the UK.
27th April 2017

High speed doors start energy from food waste processes

High speed doors start energy from food waste processes
Converting food waste into green energy, two new combined heat and power generation plants have been developed, but only received planning permission because operator Agrivert and sara LBS guaranteed that neither plant would emit unpleasant odours. Agrivert provides sustainable and cost effective organic waste management solutions across the UK, including anaerobic digestion, in-vessel composting, green waste composting, and the treatment and recycling of bio-solids for the water sector.
23rd March 2017

Inflatable shelter stabilises temperature

Inflatable shelter stabilises temperature
Loading bay specialist sara LBS designed and installed a dedicated vehicle dock, for a major logistics company at its west London depot. The criteria for the new dock included, to provide a stable temperature for loading and unloading, whilst also remaining cost effective in operation.
24th February 2017

Clear vision of door performance requirements for lens maker

Clear vision of door performance requirements for lens maker
  To ensure there was minimum disruption to production, the engineers at sara LBS fitted a new Sprint Indupart RUN door, to replace an aging access door at a busy contact lens manufacturer, in one day over the Christmas shut down.
1st February 2017


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