Double deck lifts and scissor lifts to service new fleet of fixed double deck trailers


  • Goal/s: Seamless integration of double deck trailers
  • Product/s: 3 x 5-pallet double deck lifts, 1 x 6.5-tonne scissor lift
  • Load Capacity: 12 rollcages plus operator
  • SWL: 6500kg
  • Features: Insulated cladding, inflatable dock shelters
  • Added Work/s: Bespoke internal scissor lift, sideways orientation
  • Install Time: 2 days per unit
  • Result/s: Efficient double deck loading – 40% saving on miles

The Client

Established in 1847, Booths is the last independent supermarket chain in England, with 29 stores across Lancashire, Cumbria, Yorkshire, Cheshire and Greater Manchester. Often referred to as ‘Waitrose of the North’ the company focuses on quality as opposed to just price. Its northern Bluebell distribution centre is based at Preston.

The Project

Transdek installed three double deck lifts and a bespoke scissor lift at Booths’ ambient/ frozen DC’s and two of its stores. The lifts featured a mix of inflatable and retractable dock shelters and roller shutter doors. The scissor lift was fitted internally, with interlocked safety gates, external dock furniture, and 90o un/load configuration due to space restrictions. 

The Results

Transdek’s double deck and scissor lifts have provided fast loading speeds that enable Booths to maximise the use of its new double deck trailers – saving up to 40% on delivery miles, CO2 emissions and costs – at the same time as servicing all other vehicle types at its DC and stores. The two store lifts provide a safer, faster alternative to taillift unloading.

“From the start the Transdek team fully understood our requirements. We can now very efficiently load our fleet of double deck vehicles, which is key to our aim of reducing the number of deliveries we make and carbon footprint.”

Head of Logistics at Booths