Warburtons, the UK’s largest family-owned bakery, is the latest food industry member to adopt Castell’s Salvo. The innovative drive-away safeguard system has been installed at Warburtons’ Burnley and Blackpool sites, safeguarding a total of eight loading bays.
“It’s an easy-to-use, foolproof product,” comments Andrew Evans, Services and Project Engineer at Burnley, “and its operational flexibility was also attractive.”
Warburtons’ Burnley site produces more than one million bread products, and witnesses 150 pick-ups or deliveries, per week. The site previously relied on a system of traffic lights and drivers surrendering their keys to office personnel, but these elements have now been supplemented by Salvo, to widespread approval.
“The feedback has been very positive,” confirms Andrew. “It wasn’t a big deal to implement and the warehouse staff realise that it’s made their job safer.”
Having parked their trailer on the relevant bay and handed over their keys, drivers collect a Salvo Susie lock and remove their emergency brake line. Fitting the lock to the exposed brake line coupling releases a uniquely-coded key, which is then taken inside the building and inserted into a control box located next to the door controls. The bay door and dock plate are now powered up, the traffic lights switch to red as the door opens and loading can begin. The key remains trapped in the control box until the door is fully closed.