Avara Foods

Modular warehouse extension with twin dock leveller loadhouse and integrated scissor lift to move products from level-access warehouse to goods vehicles

Overview

  • Goal/s: Convert single bay to twin bay – increase loading capability
  • Product/s: Bespoke modular warehouse, raised docking area, scissor lift
  • Load Capacity: 1 pallet box plus operator
  • SWL: 4000kg
  • Dimensions: 10m x 4m x 4.3m (h) – raised dock at 1250mm
  • Added Work/s: Insulated cladding, inflatable dock shelters, composite doors
  • Install Time: 4 days total project
  • Result/s: 100% extra temperature-controlled loading capacity

The Client

Avara Foods is one of the UK’s largest food businesses, supplying chicken, turkey and duck to the UK’s supermarkets and restaurants. The company was formed in 2018, in a joint venture between Cargill’s UK fresh poultry business and Faccenda. The organisation is the sole UK supplier of chicken, turkey and duck.

The Project

As part of the redesign of Avara’s production facility, Transdek was commissioned to provide a two-bay loadhouse from a single bay. We designed a modular docking area at 1250mm, with an integrated forklift pallet-drop area and scissor lift load point. Insulated cladding, inflatable dock shelters and composite doors were specified to maintain thermal integrity. Vehicle bumpers, interlocked traffic lights and drawbridges were also included.

The Results

Avara has increased its loading capability and speed at the site by 100%, as well as no longer being forklift-reliant in its loading operation. The entire structure had to be fitted in under five days, which was achieved with Transdek’s modular, surface-mounted design. The complete extension can also be relocated in future to accommodate Avara’s future development and expansion.

“At Transdek, we really enjoy the challenge of creating bespoke solutions that provide added value for our customers. We like to go the extra mile to give them more than they’d expect. The project for Avara was no exception – we converted an old single bay to a modern, state-of-the-art twin dock.”

Project Manager at Transdek
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