Materials Handing & Warehousing

Indian Dock Business Looks for European Opportunities

12th June 2018

Gandhi Automations, which describes itself as India’s No.1 Entrance Automation & Loading Bay Equipment Company, is attempting to make inroads into the European market. The Mumbai-based company offers a complete range of Dock Shelters which it says are “available for every requirement and environment”.

Dock Shelters are installed mainly to seal the gap between the building and the vehicle in such a way that when the Sectional Overhead Door is opened goods and personnel are protected against the harsh weather conditions outside. Dock Shelters provide a seal between the internal and external environments, thus assisting in the reduction of energy consumption. The savings in energy costs are considerable.

The company’s pitch for its products runs as follows:

Retractable Dock Shelters: The retractable PVC front panels Dock Shelter is commonly used. With its simplicity and efficiency, it grants for a constant payback of the investment. These are available for dock level installation or for ground level installation for the protection of doors without dock. The front panels are made of high resistance black PVC reinforced with a double weaving of polyester that works like a spring in order to seal the vehicles of different shapes. The flaps are flexible and have very high wear and tear resistance. Designed to retract under the shock of any possible wrong maneuvers of the docking vehicles and extend when the vehicle drives away.

Cushion Dock Shelters: Due to its high insulation factor, the Cushion Dock Shelter is the ideal solution for controlled temperatures. The three cushions are made of elastic polyurethane foam, covered with PVC coated polyester fabric, supporting the vehicle pressures and perfectly sealing the three sides, including the space between opened rear doors and sides of the vehicle. The two vertical cushions have continuous overlapped anti-friction limpets allowing for the up and down heavy friction of the vehicle on its suspensions, during the loading. It is available with fixed or adjustable horizontal top cushion, adjustable to the different vehicle heights.

Inflatable Dock Shelters: The Inflatable Dock Shelter is the best solution for insulating and improving the working environment. It can be rapidly inflated with a fan and it creates a perfect insulation between the vehicle and the loading bay, sheltering from cold, rain, wind also dust and humidity. The Inflatable Dock Shelter is made of polyester fabric, PVC covered, a material resisting to hot temperatures and bad weather conditions. Inflatable Dock Shelters provide the most versatile seal available to service the widest variety of truck and trailer configurations. Contrary to other types of Dock Shelters the vehicle does not push towards the shelter instead the shelter is inflated around the vehicle.