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Hörmann UK acquire the Fen-Bay Group

Hörmann UK has announced the acquisition of the South Lincolnshire based Fen-Bay Group, in a move which will see Hörmann strengthen its’ position as the market leader in the supply and servicing of loading bay equipment, industrial doors and perimeter systems. Serving a broad, diversified customer base, both from within

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Improve Thermal Insulation with Hörmann Loading Technology

Hörmann UK have announced the launch of a new, thermally efficient telescopic dock leveller the HTL2 ISO which provides up to 55% improved thermal insulation when compared to a standard dock leveller in both closed and loading positions.  Used in conjunction with their new slimline recess profiled sectional door it

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Opening the door to enhanced fire safety

Europe’s leading door Provider, Hörmann UK, is continuing to position itself at the forefront of industry developments with the launch of its new steel and stainless-steel Fire Rated Sliding Doors for the industrial and commercial construction sectors. Compliant to BS EN 120 and BS EN 240, the single-leaf fire sliding

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Hörmann UK takes Panattoni Park Luton to the next level

Located on one of the most prominent and advantageous sites on the Southern M1, Panattoni Park Luton offers 414,000 sq. ft of prime logistics and manufacturing warehousing space. As the UK’s largest speculative developer, Panattoni continues to drive forward its commitment to producing smarter, faster developments that have the smallest

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BDC 319 : Aug 2024

hormann

Hörmann UK acquire the Fen-Bay Group

Hörmann UK has announced the acquisition of the South Lincolnshire based Fen-Bay Group, in a move which will see Hörmann strengthen its’ position as the market leader in the supply and servicing of loading bay equipment, industrial doors and perimeter systems. Serving a broad, diversified customer base, both from within the retail end-user sector as well as the construction market, Fen-Bay is well known in the market for being a leading manufacturer and installer of loading bay equipment, industrial doors, and security barriers – priding itself on maintaining strong, and long-lasting relationships with its customers. The acquisition also includes TransDek who became part of the Fen-Bay Group in 2020. Based in Doncaster TransDek are a specialist in the design, manufacture and installation of modular loading bays and lifting systems. Employing 150 staff, part of its turnkey offering includes the provision of 24/7, nationwide service support employing over 100 fulltime engineers. Commenting on the acquisition, Wolfgang Gorner, Managing Director of Hörmann UK said, “We are delighted to welcome the Fen-Bay Group to the Hörmann family. We see this as a natural fit and a key part of our drive to increase our footprint in the Industrial and Service sectors. The Fen-Bay Group with its excellent brand, reputation and nationwide coverage will complement our existing operations, but will allow us to compete even more so in these areas. We are also excited to build on the success already achieved by TransDek throughout Europe and we are committed to ongoing investment in the Fen-Bay Group operations. We see great potential moving forward.” Carl Sedlan, Managing Director of the Fen-Bay Group added, “We already have extensive experience of Hörmann and its’ strong family values, which resonated strongly with our Management Team. Everyone is genuinely excited by the opportunities moving forward and becoming part of such a well-known and respected Group.”

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Improve Thermal Insulation with Hörmann Loading Technology

Hörmann UK have announced the launch of a new, thermally efficient telescopic dock leveller the HTL2 ISO which provides up to 55% improved thermal insulation when compared to a standard dock leveller in both closed and loading positions.  Used in conjunction with their new slimline recess profiled sectional door it offers operators of temperature-controlled facilities the most energy efficient dock leveller and door combination on the market. Pre-assembled with a 50mm insulation panel fitted below the platform, the HTL2 ISO also offers a unique, patent pending insulated panel under the moving lip.  The lip features a 390mm overlap length which ensures easy bridging of the gap between the leveller and lorry, offering flexible loading options whilst maintaining ambient temperatures. All grooves, gap seals and vertical edges are optimally sealed to ensure that no heat transference is possible at these points.  The HTL2 ISO is available in standard sizes up to 3000mm in length and has a standard rated load of 60 kN. The Hörmann new slimline recess profiled sectional door is equipped with a suspended bottom section making it suitable for loading bays with door operation in front of the dock leveller.  When in the closed position the bottom seal of the door rests on the insulated panel of the dock leveller, ensuring consistent thermal insulation.   Optimum sealing is achieved with the door being raised and lowered via a guide channel and a central sealing unit. Phil Thorpe, Industrial Division Manager at Hörmann UK comments, “The introduction of the HTL2 ISO dock leveller, along with the new slimline recess profiled sectional door means we now can offer developers and operators a market beating combination of Hörmann quality and reliability, together with excellent thermal insulation properties.  Once again, Hörmann have responded to changing operational needs and developed products that are unique to the market, we can proudly say ‘only from Hörmann’.” To view information of Hörmann loading technology visit Loading Technology from Hörmann UK (hormann.co.uk) or call 01530 516868 to be added to our mailing list.

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Hörmann UK supports St.Modwen Industrial & Logistics in largest ever speculative logistics build

As St. Modwen Industrial and Logistics’ largest ever speculative logistics build, the industrial unit on the second phase of its flagship Tamworth site stretches an impressive 321,204 sq. ft and features the greatest innovations in building components, including Hörmann UK’s high quality portfolio of loading solutions. Building on its impressive industrial growth strategy, the latest construction is its highest specification to date and will act as a showcase scheme for future projects. Phase two, named T321, spans almost 480,000sq. ft and is strategically located at the heart of the Midlands’ motorway network, just off junction 10 of the M42. It’s prime positioning was chosen to meet the gap in supply for industrial units within the region, comprising of the highest standards in manufacturing, storage and distribution solutions. Building on its longstanding relationship with St. Modwen Industrial & Logistics, Hörmann UK was chosen to supply and install its market leading loading bay solutions, including single and double deck shelters, to ensure the site adequately fulfils the ever-changing needs of prospective clients. Its innovative Level Access Doors, Loading Bay Doors, Dock Bumpers, LED Traffic Lights and LED Dock Lights were also selected to provide a complete and complementary offering. Richard Carter, Senior Director – Construction for St. Modwen Industrial and Logistics’, said: “The construction of the first and second phases at St. Modwen Park Tamworth is a significant milestone for St. Modwen Logistics & Industrial as we successfully complete the construction of our largest ever speculatively built logistics building. “The impressive site will bring up to 1,700 jobs to the region, demonstrating our commitment to creating sustainable commercial developments that benefit all individuals involved. Phase two sets the bar for operational success, health and wellbeing, featuring our highest specification to date. “This includes over 150 of Hörmann’s innovative loading solutions, which have been installed throughout the site to support occupiers in achieving the highest standards in operational efficiency, safety and security. St. Modwen Park Tamworth sets the precedent for our growth strategy as we look to increase our output of commercial sites throughout 2020 and beyond.” The warehouse’s external design features single sided loading with 27 of Hörmann’s loading bays, which can be in operation 24/7 for maximum output. 23 of the bays include Hörmann’s popular single deck loading bay doors, dock levellers and dock shelters, while the remaining four bays feature its double deck dock shelters and dock levellers. This enables the site to adequately meet the needs of a diverse fleet, from standard heavy goods vehicles to double deck trucks. For increased thermal efficiency, the double deck docks are fitted with secondary electric roller blind top flaps to provide an efficient seal on smaller vehicles when using the bay, minimising any potential transfer of heat loss. This supports the site in achieving its BREEAM ‘Excellent’ accreditation, while the standard deck loading bays also offer outstanding thermal efficiency, with the insulated sectional panels enabling the doors to achieve a U- value of 0.5/Wm².K. The loading bays are also equipped with Hörmann UK’s LED external arrow traffic lights to signal to drivers when they can safely pull off from the bay. Its functional LED dock lights have also been installed on each bay to provide outstanding levels of safety during the unloading and loading process. Hörmann’s first class dock bumpers have also been fitted across each bay to provide additional protection. The bumpers are spring loaded to absorb the impact caused by heavy loads if they make contact with the bay, providing enhanced operational efficiency and safety to minimise any potential downtime due to damage. Three Level Access Doors were also installed throughout the warehouse for enhanced functionality, whilst also providing comprehensive thermal efficiency with a U-Value of 0.5/Wm².K due to its composite construction and insulated sectional panels. The electronically operated doors are fitted with an anti-lift device and an interlocked heavy duty shoot bolt to provide first class security for additional peace of mind. Paul Tulley, Key Account Manager for Hörmann UK, said: “Our presence at St. Modwen Park Tamworth is part of our wider commitment to provide £1million of loading bay solutions to St. Modwen Logistics & Industrial to support its impressive UK growth strategy. “We are very proud to have been selected by St. Modwen Logistics & Industrial as one of the prime suppliers on its expansion journey and it reflects our continued commitment to ensure we manufacture, supply and maintain the most innovative and quality loading solutions for supply chain operators. We look forward to working together throughout 2020 to see the completion of an impressive number of sites across the country.” To view Hörmann UK’s complete offering for the industrial market, visit https://www.hormann.co.uk or call 01530 516868.

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Opening the door to enhanced fire safety

Europe’s leading door Provider, Hörmann UK, is continuing to position itself at the forefront of industry developments with the launch of its new steel and stainless-steel Fire Rated Sliding Doors for the industrial and commercial construction sectors. Compliant to BS EN 120 and BS EN 240, the single-leaf fire sliding doors are available in two variations, with the FST 120-1 BS Fire Sliding Door offering 120-minute fire resistance and the FST 2410-1 BS providing 240-minute fire resistance. Providing first class fire performance, functionality and style, the two latest models are an extension of Hörmann UK’s impressive offering of sliding doors, which are renowned for delivering unrivalled durability and reliability. This is due to a patented cylindrical track roller and stable track roller, which provide optimal force balance for quiet operation and easy actuation, while the 72mm flush elements create a high quality door leaf with parallel, uniformed edges for a contemporary aesthetic. The new sliding doors are also available with a range of optional additions to meet the requirements of each individual specification. This includes impact absorber profile guards and anti-collision bollards to ensure continued safety and long service life, while the hold-open device and optical or acoustic alarm systems provide enhanced usability and safety. Available in either Pearlgrain galvanised or smooth galvanised surface finishes, there are a diverse range of colours to choose from including Flame Red, Anthracite Grey and Pure White. The sliding doors offer a modern finish, without compromising on fire performance. Paul Tulley, Key Account Manager for Hörmann UK, said: “Our new Fire Rated Sliding Doors, which are compliant to British Standards, are a key addition to our extensive range of fire rated sliding and functional doors. Suitable for installation across a wide range of developments and industries, the steel or stainless-steel doors can withstand heavy usage cycles with ease, due to their impressive quality of construction.” The doors can be operated in conjunction with an FSA-Basis hold-open device control centre, which combines the power supply, warning signals, fire detector evaluation, manual release button and reset device in a compact housing. This is supported by LED lamps or acoustic signals, which communicate the status and alarm states of the door. Additional safety elements, including fire detectors, magnets, recess flaps and fire alarm systems can also be quickly connected for easy integration. The doors can also be operated utilising Hörmann UK’s FSA-Plus hold-open device control centre, which features a battery backup for reliable operation, even in the event of power failures. The doors are also compatible with Hörmann UK’s powerful and maintenance-free SupraMatic operators, which provide fast opening and closing and are also available with soft start and soft stop available as standard, delivering gentle and quiet door travel. In case of fire, a patented compensator release system will unlock the operator, enabling the door to be closed via weights. For further information on Hörmann UK’s fire rated doors for the construction industry, call 01530 516880 or visit: https://www.hormann.co.uk/architects/doors.

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Hörmann UK takes Panattoni Park Luton to the next level

Located on one of the most prominent and advantageous sites on the Southern M1, Panattoni Park Luton offers 414,000 sq. ft of prime logistics and manufacturing warehousing space. As the UK’s largest speculative developer, Panattoni continues to drive forward its commitment to producing smarter, faster developments that have the smallest carbon footprint possible, with Panattoni Park Luton being one of its most recent examples. The state-of-the-art development comprises of two separate units, with Hörmann UK supplying a total of 44 Loading Bays, including both Standard and Double Deck Docks, to provide potential occupiers with flexible loading solutions that will continue to meet their future needs. 10 of Hörmann UK’s Level Access Doors, 20 Fire Exit Doors and a range of additional safety devices have also been installed across the two warehouses. The innovations were specified by Panattoni to ensure it provides the highest standards in efficiency and functionality for a diverse range of supply chain operators. The development’s prime location poses an attractive proposition for potential occupiers, with London only 36 miles away and Luton Airport just a seven mile drive. UK major ports, including Felixstowe, London Gateway, Southampton and Dover, are also within easy HGV drive times, while a proposal for a new link road from junction 11a of the M1 to the A6 has also been approved. Unit 1, Luton 346, is available for immediate occupation and spans 346,000 sq. ft of warehousing space, featuring a clear internal height of 15 metres and 12,839 sq. ft of office area located over two floors. Chosen by Panattoni to provide potential occupiers with a premium offering, 38 of Hörmann UK’s Standard and Double Deck Loading Bays are installed throughout the warehouse, with each of the 34 Standard Loading Bays featuring a 3500mm long Dock Leveller with a 1000mm telescopic lip. This innovative design provides a safe working range above and below dock for maximum operational efficiency, while the tail lift slot covers prevent debris from collecting underneath, for enhanced service life. The bays have also been installed with Hörmann UK’s DTS collapsible Frame Shelter and Vertica Lift Sectional Doors, which are constructed using a unique thermal frame system that provides enhanced U-value ratings and increased operational efficiency. The four Double Deck Loading Bays also feature a 4500mm DTS-G Dock Shelter to facilitate the loading and unloading process for a diverse fleet of vehicles. This enables occupiers to transport goods in and out of the warehouse using larger double deck trucks, as well as standard sized heavy goods vehicles for optimum operational efficiency. For improved thermal performance, the Double Deck Docks are fitted with secondary electric roller blind top flaps to provide an efficient seal on smaller vehicles when using the bay. Eight of Hörmann UK’s vertical lift Level Access Doors have also been installed throughout Unit 1, along with 13 of its heavy duty Fire Exit Doors. The combination of these industrial solutions are designed to provide the highest levels of safety, efficiency and security throughout the entire unit. Fergie Taylor, Head of Development Delivery at Panattoni, said: “Since October 2017, Panattoni has committed to more than 8.5 million sq. ft of new projects within the UK, with a development value of £1 billion. The recent completion of Panattoni Park Luton fulfils our ambitions in delivering only the very best in warehousing solutions at key locations across the UK. “Our latest contract with Hörmann UK, which will continue its supply of products to key Panattoni developments throughout 2020 and 2021, will further drive our dedication to delivering the highest standards in quality and innovation for logistics solutions.” The second unit, Luton 69, spans 69,000 sq. ft and has already been occupied by a leading electrical supplier. Four of Hörmann UK’s Standard Dock Bays and two Double Deck Dock Bays are installed throughout the site, along with seven Fire Exit Doors and two Level Access Doors. Across both units, Hörmann UK’s resilient LED Vehicle Loading Lights have also been installed on each bay, along with rayon reinforced recycled tyre rubber dock buffers with wrap around 15mm steel face plates. This ensures all of the 44 loading bays offer the highest standards in safety, whilst subsequently streamlining the loading and unloading process for operators. Phil Thorpe, Industrial Division Manager at Hörmann UK, said: “As the largest developer of logistics facilities in Europe, Panattoni sets the pace within the industry for delivering first class warehousing solutions. We are extremely proud to be one of its leading suppliers of loading solutions, providing our durable and reliable technologies for a range of its high profile sites across the UK, including the recently completed Panattoni Park Luton.” To view Hörmann UK’s complete offering for the industrial market, visit https://www.hormann.co.uk or call 01530 516868.

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