GR Wrights wide range bakery products have been renowned throughout many generations for their superior characteristics. We worked with Chalcroft Construction, a specialist contractor, to specify and install internal speed doors for Wrights new £4m factory. The new building is a world-class production facility, designed to allow Wrights to continue their expansion long into the future.
The client had two major concerns about the specification of the internal speed doors for the factoryFirstly, pest control, as contamination is a major threat to products so it was of paramount importance that the doors were well-sealed to minimise this risk.Secondly, the ability to self-repair in the event of impact from forklifts as Wright’s had experienced issues with damaged doors at their old factory.However after reviewing several doors, including sliding hygiene doors, they had not been satisfied with the solutions available. Following a request from the contractors, we visited site to survey and discuss the challenges.
We recommended Rapidor Impact speed door. This provides the benefit of not only a good seal and clean image, but also offers safe and user-friendly operation. GR Wrights Production Director liked what he saw on paper regarding the Rapidor Impact doors but he wasnt going to leave anything to chance so he asked to visit a previous installation.He was impressed with what he saw – in particular the zipper guide met his criteria for both sealing and air-tightness. Armashield proceeded with manufacture and installation of two sets of doors for the airlocks and three larger doors in the internal factory dividing wall.
The airlock doors included an automatic interlock system to ensure the doors could not be opened at the same time and a timer so the second door opens automatically; this helps to minimise the risk of contamination and helps ensure smooth and productive through-flow for the forklifts.GR Wright have been pleased with the speed doors and have recently ordered another Rapidor to the same specification for their original factory which features a 17th Century Mill
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