Cargo control solutions provider, LoadLok, has increased capacity at its Centre of Excellence by 20 per cent.
Over the past decade the business, part of the Cargo Control Company, has seen growth. In 2019, LoadLok invested in a 5,000-square metre Centre of Excellence in Hirwaun, South Wales, including new manufacturing equipment, R&D Centre, sales offices which improved service levels.
The next phase of expansion introduces high-speed CNC milling equipment to increase capacity on integrated rollforming equipment.
This investment, according to LoadLok, will reduce lead times and increase capacity for steel and aluminium cargo restraint tracks immediately by 20 per cent.
With the investment in its integrated rollforming lines and CNC milling Machines, LoadLok has increased its efficiency significantly.
The rollformers have been designed to deliver maximum levels of customisation possibilities, with variable mounting hole and length configuratons, for both mechanical and adhesive fixing, as well as steel tracks in all materials and finishes.
This includes industry-standard tracks – LoadLok 3009, 1805, 1806, 5044 and 3011 – as well as totally bespoke tracks.
With its CNC milling centre, LoadLok can tailor aluminium Double Decking LayerLok tracks of the 5050 and 5060 series.
“Adding value to bodybuilders and transport companies is what we have done over the last three decades,” said Mike Reilly, Managing Director of the new Hirwaun facility.
“We believe that by producing customised variations of tracks, specifically optimised in length, shape, mounting holes, material and finish, we can help our customers greatly improve the handling of our tracks on their production line and save them significant mounting time.
In fact, we also supply tracks which are ready for bonding. Together with a partner we have developed a strong glue that delivers a better performance than mechanically fastened. That in combination with our manufacturing flexibility and decades of load-securing expertise enables us to deliver reliable solutions to our customers that will last for years.”
LoadLok is on a mission ‘to improve how the world moves cargo’.
“We would really welcome discussions with our customers regarding how we can tailor our products to deliver a higher efficiency in their production process,” said Reilly. “Our engineering team is ready to deliver customised track designs, perfectly optimised to your needs.”
In other news, LoadLok, has launched LayerLok, a new double decking system for any truck and trailer configuration.
Meanwhile, Netherlands-based intermodal transport company, Ewals Cargo Care, has invested in the next generation of load restraint side curtains from Roland International.