by Brianna Crandall — February 13, 2017 — U.K.-based Swizzels, makers of the iconic Refreshers, Love Hearts and Parma Violets candies, recently selected Union Industries to install two of its high-speed doors at Swizzels’ Derbyshire warehouse.
The confectionery manufacturer, established in 1928, required the high-speed doors to help maintain its exacting hygiene standards by acting as a pest control measure when the doors are in operation.
Standing at 2.8 m wide x 3.7 m high and 2.8 m wide x 3.0 m high, the Bulldoors, which feature a Swizzels logo on the blades, are activated by radio control systems that are mounted onto the company’s forklift trucks.
Union’s Bulldoor, which opens at approximately 1.6m per second, is ideal for high-use external openings and will also help reduce any environmental ingress caused by the elements.
The Bulldoor comes with free entry into Union’s Lifetime Warranty Scheme, which was introduced several years ago. This cover, which is included as standard, not only provides an extensive guarantee but also includes service visits from Union’s highly trained technicians as required.
In common with the other doors in the range, the Bulldoor also features Union’s highly-regarded “Crash-Out” and “Auto-Reset” damage protection feature, which ensures the door remains operable if the heavy-duty steel composite bottom beam is hit by a vehicle.
Neil Irwin, technical sales engineer at Union Industries, noted:
The Bulldoor has been designed specifically for external openings that are subject to high levels of traffic, making it the perfect addition to Swizzels’ warehouse. It’s a durable door, which has earned itself an excellent reputation due to its reliability.
Tony Bartley, building services manager at Swizzels, added:
Maintaining excellent hygiene standards is of the upmost importance in the confectionary industry, and Union’s high-speed doors will help us achieve our targets during peak times, when forklift trucks are coming in and out of the warehouse.
For more information, visit the Bulldoor Web page.