Sara Loading Bay Specialists Ltd

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Fast tracking loading bay fit-outs

Fast tracking loading bay fit-outs
It has been announced that sara LBS has supplied all the loading bay equipment for the new £6m Dalcross Distribution Centre at Inverness Airport Business Park (IABP). The centre is part of a sustained process of expansion and renewal for the Co-op’s convenience retail network throughout Northern Scotland.
10th May 2019

Keeping your cool when the heat is on

Keeping your cool when the heat is on
Many industrial environments are chilled to significantly below the ambient climatic temperature and high speed shutter doors are the best way to maintain a clear division between inside and out. Louise Nurse, Sales and Marketing Manager for sara LBS (Loading Bay Solutions), has explained here that there is more to such installations than meets the eye. 
12th February 2019

Insulated roller shutter doors with improved performance

Insulated roller shutter doors with improved performance
For warehouse and factory operators who want to combine the highest levels of insulation with the greatest speed and reliability, insulated roller shutter doors are quickly becoming the technology of choice. Nick Cox of sara LBS explores the latest technologies available and explains why they are steadily superseding the more traditional door solutions. 
29th January 2019


High speed doors keep winter at bay

High speed doors keep winter at bay
Energy bills can soar in winter as we fight to keep the cold weather at bay. Louise Nurse, Sales and Marketing Manager for sara LBS looks at how heat loss in loading bays can be minimised and the other seasonal benefits of high speed doors. The days when employers could simply expect people to work in the cold are long gone. There is now legislation to protect employees from unacceptable practises and – more importantly – employers recognise that productivity is compromised when working conditions deteriorate.
13th November 2018

Why its important to be in control of goods at this festive time

Why its important to be in control of goods at this festive time
The run up to Christmas is critical for many retailers. To service the public demand for their products, such retailers need excellent supply and logistics back up. Louise Nurse, Sales and Marketing Manager, sara Loading Bay Specialists, looks at the theory and practise of meeting this seasonal demand.
7th November 2018

Airlocks add an extra dimension to loading bays

Airlocks add an extra dimension to loading bays
An airlock famously saved the life of astronaut Tim Kopra. Here on Earth the same concept is used on loading bays when there is a compelling need to isolate the internal atmosphere from the outside. In this article, Alan Ryder, Areas Sales Manager for sara LBS, considers airlocks in his daily life.
14th August 2018

Dock shelters improve work environments and aid productivity

Dock shelters improve work environments and aid productivity
  Is it always necessary to fit a dock shelter to every loading bay, or can you do without and save the costs of both installation and maintenance? Nick Cox, Area Sales Manager with loading bay specialist sara LBS, looks at various options that are suitable for different applications and explains how they improve operations.
27th July 2018

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


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